Weekly Poll: Australia’s new national animal

While writing about the Citizenship Test, I realised they’d forgotten to ask an important question about our national symbols. See if you know the answer. If you’re reading this in an RSS reader, go to the website to vote.

The Howard goverment has updated many national symbols, including Australia’s new national animal, the:

  • lying rodent (41%, 16 Votes)
  • sneaky weasel (13%, 5 Votes)
  • snake in the grass (21%, 8 Votes)
  • slimy toad (18%, 7 Votes)
  • something else (discuss) (8%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 39

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Last week’s results: Sadly for the Snarky Platypus, “I really want to see a remake of Flashdance” received only one vote. The clear winner was “A bit more to the left, and with a bit more velocity.”

Did anyone understand that poll?

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7 comments

  1. Snarky Platypus’s avatar

    Like lying rodent isn’t going to win this one in a cakewalk.

    As a write-in though, I am fond of “dingo eating baby”, “flying pig” (perhaps in a barrel too?), “rapacious rabbit” and last but not least “feral cat”.

  2. Snarky Platypus’s avatar

    Um, that should be “baby eating dingo”, though the way it currently is creates an interesting mental image…

  3. Stilgherrian’s avatar

    @Snarky Platypus: Hence why we should fear the demise of the hyphen.

  4. Snarky Platypus’s avatar

    I initially read that as “demise of the hymen”, which is something quite different…

  5. Stephen Stockwell’s avatar

    It’s the bald eagle, sillies.

  6. Stephen Stockwell’s avatar

    And I’m a big fan of hyphens and hymens.
    Both are our friends; I won’t play favourites.

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