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Subject: Vegemite
YelliChink    2/26/2009 8:33:46 PM
Just saw this on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kt_2gJmdezM And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjMsU8__AGs Didn't find any Vegemite in my local food mart. What is it and why you Australian swear by it?
 
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gf0012-aust       3/1/2009 1:27:47 AM

Vegemite is a bit like anchovies. Bit of an acquired taste. Those that don't like it hate it.

the following food items give you instant friends and entry at an "ex-pats" party when travelling overseas:

vegemite
tim tams
fruchocs
tina wafers

 
 

 
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AdvanceAustralia       3/1/2009 3:56:03 AM

Vegemite is a bit like anchovies. Bit of an acquired taste. Those that don't like it hate it.
Very true. Never liked the stuff as a kid. Acquired the taste in the Army when they put tins of it in 10 man rat packs to make the biscuits palatable. Just goes to show, you'll eat anything if you're hungry enough.

 
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DropBear       3/1/2009 4:18:19 AM
vegemite
tim tams
fruchocs
tina wafers
 
Fruchocs??? Please explain!  http://www.strategypage.com/CuteSoft_Client/CuteEditor/Images/emsmiled.gif" align="absMiddle" border="0" alt="" />
 
 
 
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HERALD1357    Fruit Chocolates    3/1/2009 7:35:29 AM

vegemite

tim tams

fruchocs

tina wafers
 

Fruchocs??? Please explain!  http://www.strategypage.com/CuteSoft_Client/CuteEditor/Images/emsmiled.gif" alt="" align="absmiddle" border="0" />

 

 


Several varieties. The ones I like are bits of apple encased in milk chocolate.

Yum!

Herald
 
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Necromancer    Yellichink   3/6/2009 3:18:43 PM
Marimite is available @ Amazon, and speciality grocers. The reason it is largely unavailable in US is becoz it was wrongly assumed that it is illegal in US per FDA as it has folic acid , and the belief is only breads and cereal can have such folic acids in non vegetable products as it causes problems when consumed @ levels more than 1000mg per day. Considering the British and Aussies haven't mastered the American language and mentality its obvious vegemite is dangerous to ones mental state. We have evidence enough. In fact Australians are or used to be screened for vegemite at customs (though it was not a law).
 
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gf0012-aust       3/6/2009 7:32:58 PM

Marimite is available @ Amazon, and speciality grocers. The reason it is largely unavailable in US is becoz it was wrongly assumed that it is illegal in US per FDA as it has folic acid , and the belief is only breads and cereal can have such folic acids in non vegetable products as it causes problems when consumed @ levels more than 1000mg per day. Considering the British and Aussies haven't mastered the American language and mentality its obvious vegemite is dangerous to ones mental state. We have evidence enough. In fact Australians are or used to be screened for vegemite at customs (though it was not a law).
/ignore off

I know we shouldn't feed the troll, but geez what a moron, and in public as well.

Marmite is not vegemite you cretin.  and it's spelt Marmite - not Marimite .  Marmite is also not australian
If you're going to trawl google before contributing, at least make the effort to even remotely look like you might have a clue.

OTOH, in case you hadn't worked it out yet - the reason why most of your posts are ignored are because you are a first class dickhead.  Your above contribution confirms it.  When people do respond it's because they can no longer suffer reading the stupid and inane responses that your post in a desperate attempt to appear to have relevance. 

that's another 2 minutes of my life that you've robbed, so get back to the village - they're missing their parking inspector and the donkeys are getting out of control.....

/ignore on 
 
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Necromancer    Actually gf   3/7/2009 1:20:45 AM
Considering that virtually no American knows of Vegemite or Marimite unless they have Aussie connecions you should credit me for my cultural awareness, and the folic acid thing shows I could be a nutritionist too. Oh u r rite about speling, most people here do not spell good since we use spell checkers (maybe not even that). Take a poll of Vegemite awareness in the USA treads and also about its alleged bans, folic acid content etc. And I do resect the ENglish educational system ur O levels and A levels produces great spellers. Frankly the reason spelling is so heavily emphasized in UK & Oz is to prepare u for breath analyzer tests for DUI in USA. We hvae witnessed qute a few examples, they knew the alphabet backward and forward, and hey u r good for something let me not take that away.
 
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gf0012-aust       3/7/2009 2:59:24 AM

Frankly the reason spelling is so heavily emphasized in UK & Oz is to prepare u for breath analyzer tests for DUI in USA. We hvae witnessed qute a few examples, they knew the alphabet backward and forward, and hey u r good for something let me not take that away.

The best thing for you would be a degree of contumelious indifference, but seeing that you want to continue to demonstrate being a phuquewit in a public place:
1) Never been pulled over for having jars of vegemite by anyone in TSA.  Hawai'i, Maryland, Virgina, DC, Cali and Texas.  You obviously don't live in america and get out much (or don't leave your cubicle)
2) Never been pulled over and subjected to any spelling test by any of americas finest.  Never been drunk either, but thats beside the point.

Again and again you have this continuing attention seeking disorder  that places importance on being responded to irrespective of the fact that you are now SP's most prominent ignoramus.

My one hope is that who ever had biological responsibility for imposing you onto the other inhabirants of this planet saw fit to not have any more.  The thought of you being able to breed and inflict pain by generating more idiots onto the world community would be too much to bear.

I'm glad that you think you understand english, as you should seriously thinking about prefixing the word "off" with a reproductive invective.


 
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AdvanceAustralia    Herc, an example of how foolish you are   3/7/2009 3:30:12 AM

Marimite is available @ Amazon, and speciality grocers. The reason it is largely unavailable in US is becoz it was wrongly assumed that it is illegal in US per FDA as it has folic acid , and the belief is only breads and cereal can have such folic acids in non vegetable products as it causes problems when consumed @ levels more than 1000mg per day. Considering the British and Aussies haven't mastered the American language and mentality its obvious vegemite is dangerous to ones mental state. We have evidence enough. In fact Australians are or used to be screened for vegemite at customs (though it was not a law).
I work for an American company which employs on our project not only Americans but also English, Australians, Emiratis, French, etc. The Programme Manager for whom we work is American. Although our contracts are all in correct English he is trying to have everyone conduct general correspondence in "American" English. I have pointed out that while many of us are aware of some unusual American spelling, as we were not educated in the US we are not familiar with "American" English. Hence, we continue to use the Queen's English. He understands this.
Herc, can you imagine the response I would get if I told the Programme Manager I couldn't comply with his instruction because I eat Vegemite???
 
You are such a d1ckhead.http://www.strategypage.com/CuteSoft_Client/CuteEditor/Images/emsmilep.gif" align="absMiddle" border="0" alt="" />
 
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Necromancer    Awww come on Advance    3/7/2009 11:07:35 PM
Programme is spelt Program, I mean Programme is like some latin Italian novel from the 15th century- Queen's English, hilarious. There is only one English language, American English- u shall comply or be arrested by our language police soon to be launched by Obama.
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Finally, War on Vegemite

Vegemitehttp://www.bakelblog.com/nobodys_business/images/vegemite.jpg" width="160" border="0" /> Oddly, Australians love their Vegemite — a dark paste made from yeast extract, eaten on toast, that has the taste of briny rat and the consistency of industrial lubricant* (or maybe it's the other way around). Vegemite is the Down-Under version of the equally baffling British food product Marmite. Anyway, despite having fed generations of Ozzies with no known ill effects, Vegemite is now verboten on U.S. soil.

The United States has slapped a ban on Vegemite, outraging Australian expatriates there. The bizarre crackdown was prompted because Vegemite contains folate [a vitamin], which in the US can be added only to breads and cereals. Expatriates say that enforcement of the ban has been stepped up recently and is ruining lifelong traditions of having Vegemite on toast for breakfast. [...] Paul Watkins, who owns a store called About Australia in San Antonio, Texas, said he had been forced to stop importing Vegemite six months ago.

I sure am glad the U.S. government is using its might and manpower to protect me from yeast extract.

 
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