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A bloke walks into a bar in New Zealand and orders a shandy. All the Kiwis sitting around the bar look up, expecting to see another Australian visitor.

The barman says, "You ain't from around here, are ya?"

The guy says, "No, I'm from Canada."

The bartender says, "What do you do in Canada?"

The guy says, "I'm a taxidermist."

The bartender says, "A tixidermist? What the hick is a tixidermist?Do you drive a tixi?"

"No, a taxidermist doesn't drive a taxi. I mount animals."

The bartender grins and yells, "He's okay boys. He's one of us."

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I was expecting to read a joke about Aussies, not a joke from an Aussie....

A terribly stereotypical opinion of New Zealanders I must say. When did you move to Australia, TR? :D

Graeme

I hear the boys are cute there, maybe I should. I would definitely like to leave Tejas...

TR

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TR, since you live east of Eden, move on over to the east coast. :wink:

Oop's, forgot, my BF might not like that when he comes for a visit. :twisted:

Your boyfriend might not like us sharing a coast? :sex:

TR :tongue8:

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since it's currently a ldr,

Errr! At the risk of seeming to be thick, what's an ldr?

Be gentle please, remember I'm English.

Hugs...Rick

Density has no boundries... I have no idea either ??? :pale:

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ldr = long distance relationship

Guys, I'd never heard that either but just assumed it was Long Distance Relationship based on 'LTR' (long term relationship) from context. 'LTR' is common in the states, is it in Australia or England?

Kisses...

TR

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LTR is not something I hear much, but I'm getting used to the abbreviations used on the internet. I've heard the phrase used before in conversation, but not often. However, that's more a consequence of the circles I move in than anything else.

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LTR is not something I hear much, but I'm getting used to the abbreviations used on the internet. I've heard the phrase used before in conversation, but not often. However, that's more a consequence of the circles I move in than anything else.

I've never HEARD it, I don't think, only seen it written in IM, chatrooms, profiles, 'dating' lists, etc. I don't imagine it would come up unless you were describing what you were looking for. You move in circles of folk who all have what, or who, they want? :laughing5:

TR

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Long term relationship is a phrase that's used when couples are not married. Work-wise and socially I tend to deal with people who are married, so long term relationship is not something that crops up very often. Long distance relationship is one I think I hear slightly more often.

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Long term relationship is a phrase that's used when couples are not married. Work-wise and socially I tend to deal with people who are married, so long term relationship is not something that crops up very often. Long distance relationship is one I think I hear slightly more often.

Yes but I was talking about the acronym 'LTR' which is more often used when discussing (mainly in writing and online, I guess) what you want. Plus, I was teasing.

These days, unmarried hets seem to more often use words like 'partner' and other terms co-opted from gaydom, which I find interesting, and I've even heard quite a few married hets using those kind of terms. Of course, some gay people have always said 'husband' and 'wife', so I find the reverse cross-over worth noting. I'm hoping the increased use of the word 'partner', outside the business sense, might mean an increased openness to serious and/or long standing relationships other than heterosexual marriage, possibly even of gay marriage. But I'm not holding my breath.

On a related note, I think it's interesting that you said that. I guess you mean heterosexual marrieds. Are het marrieds more likely to have no single friends than gay long term partners? Either way, you do tend to phase out your single friends, which sucks, btw, when you're one of the single friends being phased out. What I dislike more, however, are the men who serial date but are always unavailable to their friends when they're with a man, only showing up for things when they're between boyfriends. I really try not to do that but who knows? At least I know it's wrong...and also a bad idea, since most friends outlast most lovers. Of course, your cat or dog probably does, too.

Kisses...

TR

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Yes but I was talking about the acronym 'LTR' which is more often used when discussing (mainly in writing and online, I guess) what you want. Plus, I was teasing.

Of course you were. And every good comedy duo has to have a straight man -- which is what I'm trying to do....

On a related note, I think it's interesting that you said that. I guess you mean heterosexual marrieds. Are het marrieds more likely to have no single friends than gay long term partners? Either way, you do tend to phase out your single friends, which sucks, btw, when you're one of the single friends being phased out.

There are groups with heterosexuals as well. The married vs single (with overlaps -- most of my friends have been single, but there have been a couple of marriages in the last year to swing the balance the other way). The ones with kids vs the ones without. This is where I'm at at the moment. A lot of my social life revolves around the family and the kids. So, I naturally tend to socialise more with other people with kids around the same age as my two. With the eldest having started school this year, there's another circle of people that I'm getting to know, again generally married with kids.

Cheers!

Graeme :)

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Aside: the older (KJV / Shakespearean era) word "helpmate" to describe a marriage was intended as something akin to "partner," literally, a friend who was helping one.

As for what mix of married, single, divorced, single-parent there is, I'd say it tends to be a mix of each of those. It's about evenly weighted between married and single-parent families. In my case, that mostly encompasses straight folks, but that's gradually expanding to include more GLBT friends or friends of friends, including partnered gay or lesbian couples.

Things chane slowly and sometimes they backstep, but they do change for the better now and then.

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