Old lady trouser-smell with yesterday's knickers
- Feb 1, 2010
Does anyone know if this also holds true of Australians? Similar (if not even more severe) terrain in lots of areas, plus it's well known that most Australian wildlife wants to kill you. So do Australians ALSO have more of the idea of nature being scary and dangerous?That last point reminds me of a conversation I had with a Brit about why Americans are more into the idea of nature being scary and dangerous. Knowing that you can't just run and get help in a few minutes makes everything more scary, which of course includes animals. knowing you're alone and might die before you can get help is going to make what would otherwise be calm and peaceful tense and frightening.
All the Aussies I know seem very laid back and 'just keep your distance, mate, she'll be right', which makes me suspect that a panther. a leopard and a jaguar could be playing high stakes poker and your typical Aussie would just walk right past.