It's no use being sheepish about it. The Aussies find sheep jokes about New Zealanders hilarious - they were a favourite even of New Zealand-born Professor Fred Hollows, who later became an Australian citizen. Then, of course, there's the funny way we talk. There are long lusts of the words we get wrong. Though that can work to our advantage: What did Kiwis do when an Aussie sprayed "New Zealand sucks" on a Sydney overbridge? Added "Australia nil".
Here are some of the best classic lines about the Kiwi-Aussie rivalry, many of which have appeared in the pages of this magazine.
Aussie jokes about Kiwis:
What are the best years of a New Zealander's life? Answer: Fifth form.
A New Zealander rings up the Guinness Book of Records and says, "I want to get in the record book. I've just completed a jigsaw in two weeks." "So what," says the assessor, "that doesn't sound very unusual. " "But it says on the box three to five years."
What can't you find in New Zealand? Virgin wool.
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