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Please take a look at these photos of a house under construction in our neighbourhood.



Here you can see some aspects of Australian culture.

This is a portable toilet on a construction site. 'Loo' is a common word in Australia for toilet, and it is generally OK to use this word, except when you are with a person called 'Lou'. Australians called 'Lou' (Louise, Louis, Lewis) do not like this word for toilet.

Australia has two venomous spiders that can cause death. One is the Sydney funnelweb spider and the other is the redback spider. Sometimes redback spiders can infest a house and backyard.

In the old days in Australia, in the countryside, when a toilet was in a small building in the back yard, it was not surprising to discover a redback spider there. It was a good idea to look before you sat down. There was even a song about it.

So this is a perfect brand for a portable toilet hire service, and it shows that Australians will make a joke about anything.

brand = marca
toilet = privada
hire = alugar
neighbourhood = vizinhança
redback = costas vermelhos
spider = aranha
back yard = quintal
joke = piada

Chords of the song

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Comentário de Anjalluz em 9 abril 2008 às 20:34
There was a red-back on the toilet seat
When I was there last night,
I didn't see him in the dark,
But boy! I felt his bite!
I jumped high up into the air,
And when I hit the ground,
That crafty red-back spider
Wasn't nowhere to be found.

There was a red-back on the toilet seat
When I was there last night,
I didn't see him in the dark,
But boy! I felt his bite!
And now I'm ere in hospital,
A sad and sorry plight,
And I curse the red-back spider
On the toilet seat last night.

Rushed in to the missus,
Told her just where I'd been bit,
She grabbed the cut-throat razor blade,
And I nearly took a fit.
I said "Just forget what's on your mind,
And call a doctor please,
'Cause I've got a feeling that your cure
Is worse than the disease."

There was a red-back on the toilet seat
When I was there last night,
I didn't see him in the dark,
But boy! I felt his bite!
And now I'm ere in hospital,
A sad and sorry plight,
And I curse the red-back spider
On the toilet seat last night.

I can't lay down, I can't sit up,
And I don't know what to do,
And all the nurses think it's funny,
But that's not my point of view.
I tell you it's embarrassing,
(And that's to say the least)
That I'm too sick to eat a bite,
While that spider had a feast!

There was a red-back on the toilet seat
When I was there last night,
I didn't see him in the dark,
But boy! I felt his bite!
And now I'm ere in hospital,
A sad and sorry plight,
And I curse the red-back spider
On the toilet seat last night.

And when I get back home again,
I tell you what I'll do,
I'll make that red-back suffer
For the pain I'm going through.
I've had so many needles
That I'm looking like a sieve,
And I promise you that spider
Hasn't very long to live!

There was a red-back on the toilet seat
When I was there last night,
I didn't see him in the dark,
But boy! I felt his bite!
And now I'm ere in hospital,
A sad and sorry plight,
And I curse the red-back spider
On the toilet seat last night.
Comentário de suzana em 15 abril 2008 às 12:56
Hey David Stephensen do you have the AUDIO of the song of SPIDERS?? Where I can find it please?

I will wait for an answer. Thanks for sharing!! SUZANA/CURITIBA

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