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    So You Want To Be?

    This is meant as fun

    What three questions should someone know the answer, before being allowed to call themselves a native? I will be interested to see if I can answer the questions for other nations

    I will have a try at Australia (although I am sure there will be many different opinions on what the questions for Aus. should be)

    1. sing the words to Advance Australia Fair (I think I might struggle)

    2. explain the LBW law (I think most Aussies would struggle)

    3. the last words spoken by Ned Kelly (I think most people over 18 would know this)

    So 2.5 out of three for me
    You know it makes sense.

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    3. the last words spoken by Ned Kelly (I think most people over 18 would know this)
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    3/3 for me - though I think number two might be a little harsh on some.

    Maybe Don Bradman's average?

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    Does Question 1 include the second verse?

    If it does: 1/3
    If it doesnt 2/3
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    England

    1. In what year was the Battle of Hastings?
    2. Explain the offside rule.
    3. What year did The Beatles release Sgt. Peppers?
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    ****. 3/3.

    Scottish/Irish/Welsh

    1. Do you hate the English?
    2. Do you hate the English?
    3. Do you hate the English?
    Or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    England

    1. In what year was the Battle of Hastings?
    2. Explain the offside rule.
    3. What year did The Beatles release Sgt. Peppers?
    Q2 is a ****er nowadays with all this passive & active bollocks. Not sure even a full-time ref could give you a brief precis without about half-a-dozen addenda...

    I'd suggust "who scored the other goal when England won the world cup in 1966?" as a substitute.
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    For the Aussie one: 3/3

    For the English: 1/3 (Shocked I can't think of the Hastings one.)

    New Zealand

    1- Sing the Maori version of the National anthem.
    2- Explain the ruck and maul rules in Rugby.
    3- Knows the words to 'Why does love do this to me.'

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    I'm screwed for #2 there tbh.

    Other two are good though. Maori anthem > English IMO.

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    1. Sing the national anthem (English, Afrikaans and Zulu verses)
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    One of the Australia ones should be "Sing all the words to Khe Sanh. Loudly."
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Q2 is a ****er nowadays with all this passive & active bollocks. Not sure even a full-time ref could give you a brief precis without about half-a-dozen addenda...

    I'd suggust "who scored the other goal when England won the world cup in 1966?" as a substitute.
    Anything football-related would do really. Thought going down the 66 route is too cliche, but you're probably right

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamee999 View Post
    ****. 3/3.

    Scottish/Irish/Welsh

    1. Do you hate the English?
    2. Do you hate the English?
    3. Do you hate the English?
    3/3
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