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This cop has some brass balls...

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WOW! That Aussie cop is just plain nuts! IMPRESSIVE, but nuts just the same.

Aussie? YouTube and Google Video said South Africa. After reading a few articles on their carjack squads, I believe it.

I know that SAPS drive BMWs for their highway patrol, and pretty sure that AUS drives their domestic Holdens and Fords with a few mitsus and subarus thrown in.
 

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Aussie? YouTube and Google Video said South Africa. After reading a few articles on their carjack squads, I believe it.

I know that SAPS drive BMWs for their highway patrol, and pretty sure that AUS drives their domestic Holdens and Fords with a few mitsus and subarus thrown in.
You got me, I did not even read the title of the vid, I was just going by the accent which sounded pretty Aussie. I would have never guessed SA. SA accents tend to sound a bit "Germanic" in nature (since most of White SA traces their roots to German settlers of the 1800's).

As for the vid, I still would have believed that to be something an Aussie would do as opposed to a S. African:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
 
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...most of White SA traces their roots to German settlers of the 1800's.
Dutch, actually. Not that there is a lot of difference, lol. But since my family was South African, I have to chime in for accuracy's sake. :lol:
 

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I suggest you do your homework on the Boer War if you want to get your South African (Afrikaner) heritage right and separate English from Afrikaans. Whaaaat? Not a lot of difference between German and Dutch??? Oh boy, you got a lotta learnin' ta do.
 

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You got me, I did not even read the title of the vid, I was just going by the accent which sounded pretty Aussie. I would have never guessed SA. SA accents tend to sound a bit "Germanic" in nature (since most of White SA traces their roots to German settlers of the 1800's).

As for the vid, I still would have believed that to be something an Aussie would do as opposed to a S. African:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Heh, some of their cops are pretty hardcore.

Depends on if they are a Boer/Afrikaaner or a Soutpiel/rooineck (English heritage, but dont translate that :wink: )

English speakers will have perfect Queen's English, and the Afrikaans speakers zound like he has "diplomatic immunity" :lol: These guys have mainly Dutch, French Hugenot, and then German ancestry. Most will "sound" like they are From Aus to people used to hearing American accents although I couldnt tell the difference unless someone told me. I work with a few, but not enough to recognize the difference. The Germans colonized what is now Namibia in the 1800s. The Dutch were in the cape since the 1600s.


I am currently writing a book on the economics of the region and will be traveling there in November.
 
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German, Dutch, Swiss, Austrian, Swedish, Norwegian, etc.....they are all the same!:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Just give em' a red, black and white flag and they all look alike!!!:lol: :lol: :lol:

Germania Link 1
Germania Link 2
(I know, I'm really reaching here, But I refuse to admit my mistakes.:p )
 
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