From: Chamonix, France until late May
They also have a place called Surfer's Paradise, just down the road. They're not exactly shy, are the Aussies...
Also, we had a lot of Aussies (Oy! Oy! Oy!) write in asking for their list, so here goes: The Top 10 Australian cities for Sheldon readers...
9.) Gold Coast
10.) A small family of koalas who live by that one town with that creek that dries up a few months every year. You know the one. With the guy? Who has that blue truck? That one.
Fun fact for me: I was not aware that there was a city called "Gold Coast" in Australia! I've always associated that name with a cruddy Las Vegas casino built in the 1960's...containing the same carpets that were installed in the original construction. My apologies to the Gold Coastians in Queensland! I'm sure your Gold Coast is far, far nicer!*
Also, follow-up question: Would it be "Gold Coastians"? Is that how you say it? "Gold Coastines"? "Gold Coastinians"...?
I don't think I've ever heard of a name for people from the Gold Coast.
Generally, you'd just say "I'm from the Gold Coast", or somesuch :)
(And - admit it... you just made a list of the major Australian cities, right? :-P)
.) Sydney = main city of New South Wales (we call them Sydney Siders)
2.) Melbourne = main city of Victoria (Melbournites or Melbournians) pronounced mel-born
3.) Brisbane = main city of Queensland (just known as "those yobbos from brissy hehe)
4.) Perth = main city of Western Australia (no nickname really)
5.) Adelaide main city of South Australia (again, no nickname)
6.) Canberra main city of Australian Capital Territory or A.C.T (no nick)
7.) Cranbourne = A suburb of the city of Melbourne
8.) Hobart = main city of Tasmania
9.) Gold Coast = coastal city of Queensland (Gold Coaster)
Hope that clears things up hehe
(oh, and I am a Melbournite)
"Also, follow-up question: Would it be "Gold Coastians"? Is that how you say it? "Gold Coastines"? "Gold Coastinians"...?"
They are called "East Alburnians" for reasons lost to the mists of time....
Also: Thanks to everyone for the Aussie fun facts!
And on the big Portland issue...
Considering there are, like, 25 Portlands on the U.S., and being from the Rose City, when I tell someone I'm from Portland and they say, "Oh? Which one?" I always reply, "Oh, you know... the really big one." ;^)
"Roller Coasters," he said. Excellent! :^D
Dave, for a time in the '90s, the Gold Coast basketball team was the Gold Coast Rollers. There was a bit of a money problem and the Australian NBL shut them down.
Huh... I always thought Gold Coast just refered to a region. *wikis* Oh! Heh...I was thinking of the Gold Coast region of Africa.
There be LOTS of Gold Coasts...even oddly in Nebraska... ô,0
Greetings from the Gold Coast of Delaware.
Fun fact for me: I was not aware that there was a city called "Gold Coast" in Australia! I've always associated that name with a cruddy Las Vegas casino built in the 1960's...containing the same carpets that were installed in the original construction. My apologies to the Gold Coastians in Queensland! I'm sure your Gold Coast is far, far nicer!*I guess you have never been to the Gold Coast but you have described it almost exactly. Cheap, Tacky and very much a tourist trap :-)
Other fun socio-demographic facts -
Sydney - money/status and career obsessed and 2000 olympics
Melbourne - wear entirely too much black. Coffee is a way of life
Brisbane - big country town turning into a city
Perth - shops close on Sunday and there is no where to eat after 6pm
Adeliade - have a thriving church district
Canberra - In order of importance full of kangaroos public servants and politicians,
Cranbourne - never heard of it
Hobart - is cold
Gold Coast - lots of tan, dangerous beaches and even more dangerous
Interesting list. Only question I have is why you've listed Hobart as part of Australia =P
And if we're talking about Cranbourne the south-eastern suburb of Melbourne, does it really have more people reading than Hobart?!?
That's why it's fun to list out the order: It doesn't necessarily follow population size.
Seattle, for example, is the 24th largest city in the U.S., by population...yet it has the highest number of Sheldon readers in any U.S. city. A good 15% above NYC!
(That's why I'm really looking forward to going up to Seattle for Emerald City Comic-Con in May: It's gonna be a horde of Sheldonistas!)
I must admit - I didn't notice 'Cranbourne' on the list. Its just a suburb of Melbourne, for heavens sake - what is in the water down there that they are all of such good taste?!?
:adds it to possibilities for moving:
Tasmania (like Kangaroo island etc etc) is part of Australia, Hobart is a town in Tasmania, thus, part of Australia
Why not list it? hehe
sorry to chase a old post
purely out of curiosity Dave where does Bendigo Australia Sit on the grand list of Sheldon readers?
I mean, wait, no, "#1 in my heart!" was what I meant to say. "Bendigo is #1 in my heart!"