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I Dont Come From the Land Down Under

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    the Land Down Under has more of a metaphoric/hyperbolic meaning, and I most DEFINITELY am NOT from there. I am from the Big Bright Sunny Beautiful LAND ABOVE.
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 2 Responses Jul 8, 2009

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    But I do love the song haha https://www.

    youtube.com/watch?v=XfR9iY5y94s
    sagespoo sagespoo 16-17, F Jan 5

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    ...where Women Glow and Men Plunder

    Can't seem now to get that Men at Work tune out of my head. I got to hang out with with a bunch of Australians for a couple summers, including the one when "Down Under" was at the top of the charts.  Needless to say, I heard that song played several times a day...
    gladiate gladiate 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 24, 2009

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    Upside Down Inside Out World Is Turning

    A recent incident at Melbourne airport left us shocked and ashamed. The airport was crowded with weekend passengers. We travel alot but have not flown on a weekend for a while. We were flying to Dubai via Singapore. I cleared security first because I did not have a lot of stuff...
    Duchessforthright Duchessforthright 46-50 5 Responses Apr 3, 2012

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    But I Would Be Proud to Have

                          I have many friends from there. There are some from there who have moved to America from there and some from America that moved to Australia. I...
    flourlady111 flourlady111 46-50, F 10 Responses Jul 4, 2009

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