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Natty
01-23-2003, 08:06 PM
I don't think I've ever seen the bushfire season so bad.

Canberra has all but been wiped out with devestating bushfires, Sydney is once again under attack and the North Eastern part of victoria (that's the bottom state where Melbourne is located) has bushfires blazing. Apperantly there's also some minor bushfires in South Australia and Queensland as well :( I also heard there was a very small fire in Tassie the other day :(

When I look out the window now it's like a blanket of smoke is just outside :( Even though the fires are like 300km away, all this smoke has blown down to the city :(

http://www.worldatlas.com/aatlas/aussieoc/maps/auocmapa.gif

Al-back from the BigWhoop
01-23-2003, 09:50 PM
erm... i fell a lil silly, but wots a bushfire?

Frenchyd
01-23-2003, 11:30 PM
it's nearly exactly how it sounds...
a fire.. in the bush...


actually, the CORRECT english is brushfire, but who really cares, i call it a bushfire.

brushˇfire also brush fire:

A fire in low-growing, scrubby trees and brush.
A relatively minor crisis.

Natty
01-24-2003, 12:45 AM
OK- in everywhere else language coz no one understands Australian language...

bush=forest

so basically a bushfire is a forest fire

It's not helping that we're in fricking drought and on water restrictions- does anyone wanna send Australia some nice wet and cold weather? Phuleeeeeeeeeeeze?

SuicidalXWing
01-24-2003, 12:51 AM
I know what a bushfire is, I don't need an explanation.

Natty
01-24-2003, 01:09 AM
Al didn't know what a bushfire was

SuicidalXWing
01-24-2003, 01:24 AM
Damn his ignorance! He makes us all look stupid.

Natty
01-24-2003, 01:56 AM
As far as I know Australia is the only country to call a forest the bush, so obviously it would probably be kind of confusing :)

SuicidalXWing
01-24-2003, 02:23 AM
That's why I...damn his ignorance! Rather than stupidity, because it clearly is ignorance.

Joshi
01-24-2003, 12:23 PM
Originally posted by Natty
It's not helping that we're in fricking drought and on water restrictions- does anyone wanna send Australia some nice wet and cold weather? Phuleeeeeeeeeeeze?

i'd galdly send over the crap we get over in england, it's frickin' freezing over here.

NiKo
01-24-2003, 04:13 PM
wha? Bush got fired?




:p

Natty
01-24-2003, 05:49 PM
hahaha very funny NiKo- actually I'd gladly dump him in the middle of a bushfire and leave him there

Feral
01-24-2003, 06:43 PM
Besides, if Busha ctaulyl did get fired, I doubt it's count as a crisis :D.
Anyway, I agree with Neil...take some of our weather, we don't need it ;).

NiKo
01-25-2003, 04:59 AM
I'm sorry natts...i was just trying to be ignorant too