I may be picky but why do people call petrol gas? its an american term, and tyres is spelt with a Y not I. I left school 23 yrs ago and american spelling was unheard of, and when it was it was discouraged, because we are not in America, we are in Australia. As you may have gathered its a pet hate of mine, we are americanised enough with out spelling like them too!
Gas referes to "Gasoline" which is manufactured from Petroleum - its to my understanding that Petroleum is rather the all encompassing word for fuel for internal combustion engines, while gasolene is an actual type of petroleum.
Cant remember where it was , one of these forums, his gas line was clogged, seen quite a few references to gas, unfortunately. So Gas ,as in LPG, is now called ?. We are of English stock after all, when you load some software on your computer usually it will have American english, English, I would presume to differentiate between the 2 different forms of spelling. Look at Bob Jane, Beurepaires, Bridgestone, all spelt with a Y. Always has been as far as I can remember. If you pulled into a servo and asked to be filled up with gas, they might ask you , petrol or Lpg.
No of course not, but the american references I have seen come from Australia, i make a point of looking where they are, or deducing this from their posts. Got nothing against the Yanks, own a Harley, and like some of their cars. Just noticed, Dave-au, a toilet map?? never seen one, dont need them where I live i spose.
dont forget in fact we are english in a way..(australians)
and yes i do actually hear it from time to time but i just call it another 'slang" word..
petrol is what i call it,as its petroleum
gas to us is what runs BBq's etc (cars too)and some ovens etc
tyres i'd never spell it,with a "I" if anyone does well i dunno..
but with all that as "honer" said we aint aussie based really its a multi cultural thing these forums so i expect ppl to spell it how they were brought up..
but if ozzies spelt like americans i'd be confused alot*winks*
cars are a lethal weapon,your not invinsible when you get into one,and no matter how much skill you think you have,you are never in control you are always on the edge of death it may not happen today but if you keep driving like you do,you too will end up dead!
I think it does, I reckon that we are becoming so multicultural that we are losing what little culture Australia did have. All the small things add up. I am interested and dread what we are going to become like in the next 10 yrs, as in some school wanted to ban Anzac day as it might offend a minority group, another wanted to ban Santa as to not offend anyone, a pool in Perth is reserved on a weekday, or half a day for the exclusive use of a minority group, where does it end?. We are losing our identity and every little bit we can do to preserve something uniquely Australian helps.
Not really an Aussie thing but I was actually talking to a guy at work the other day who said they were banned from having a minutes silence on Rememberance Day at his high school which I thought was disgusting.
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