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My favourite thing when I was in Australia...
This is brilliant, this will blow your mind.
Does anybody here know what the collective noun in Australia is
for sheets, pillowcases, bedding?
Anyone know what they call it?
Manchester. That's right. Manchester.
I didn't know, I'm from Manchester and I didn't know.
Basically what happened was about 150 years ago we, in Manchester,
invented cotton, and erm...
..sent it round the world.
It's easier than explaining slavery, that bit.
We, um...
We sent it round the world, it arrived in Australia, Sydney,
in a big box with "Manchester" on,
and the Australians would go, "What's that?"
And they would go, "It's Manchester."
They have Manchester shops!
What goes on in there?!
Some bloke like Bez going, "D'ya want some Vimto?"
They sell sheets and pillowcases and bedding - it's amazing.
They have Manchester departments in their department stores.
That's how I discovered it. I was just browsing in one one day
and overheard an announcement on the Tannoy that went,
"Would somebody from Manchester...
"..please report to customer services?"
I was like, "Oh, my gosh."
"How fortuitous."
"I am literally on the other side of the world."
Then I thought, naturally, "I wonder what they want?"
Maybe I'm going to go over
and they're going to say, "Settle an argument...
"What's the best junction off the 56 for the airport?"
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The bizarre relationship between Australia and Manchester | Live At The Apollo - BBC

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林宜悉 published on March 26, 2020
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