Can this intercontinental relationship really ever work? A recent encounter:
THE AUSSIE: I'm really missing Weet-Bix with brown sugar…
THE SCOTSMAN: Weet-Bix? Weet-Bix!?!
A: Yeah, you heard me. Weet-Bix!
S: It's WeetAbix!
A: Not where I'm from, buddy.
S: That's just pish! It sounds wrong!
A: It does not. It's streamlined.
S: You Aussies are just too lazy to say the A. Just like you say "arvo" coz you cannae be arsed with "afternoon"!
A: Nooo! We say WEET-BIX coz we're sleek and efficient with no time for superfluous vowels – we have to get on with the business of wrestling crocodiles and being a sporting powerhouse. While ever you're mucking about with your Weetabix, we shall remain the superior nation!
S: Weetabix! Weetabix!