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I think the ad was for Outback Steakhouse and the actor was Paul Hogan. He should know better. I think he's a real Aussi.
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Just to clear it up...
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"Shrimp on the barbie" is an often-quoted phrase that originated in a series of television advertisements by the Australian Tourism Commission starring Paul Hogan from 1984 through to 1990.[1] The actual quote spoken by Hogan is "I'll slip an extra shrimp on the barbie for you", and the actual slogan of the ad was "Come and say G'day". It has since been used along with some variations to make reference to Australia in popular culture.

The advertisement pre-dated Hogan's popularity in the 1986 film Crocodile Dundee and thus were not seen initially as celebrity advertisements as he was unknown in the United States.[1]

The advertisements were developed by the Australian agency Mojo in conjunction with American agency N.W. Ayer.

The campaign was launched during the National Football Conference Championship Game in January 1984. Before the campaign, Australia was approximately number 78 on the “most desired” vacation destination list for Americans but became number 7 three months after the launch, and soon became number 1 or 2 on American’s “dream vacation” list, and remaining in that position for most of the next two decades.[1]

Barbie is Australian slang for barbecue, and the phrase "slip a shrimp on the barbie" often evokes images of a fun social gathering under the sun. Australians, however, invariably use the word prawn rather than shrimp. Since the commercial was commissioned for broadcast in the United States, the change was made to limit audience confusion.[1]

Australian prawns are prepared in several ways (including, less commonly, on a barbecue such as in the advertisement), but more usually being purchased cooked and served cold during warm weather (known as "shrimp cocktail" in the US).




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Just to make sure... they do have shrimp in Australia don't they? I don't mind trying new things but if I can not have real shrimp for a year I am going to ask my wife to turn down the job (if they offer it to her)...

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I remember that ad. It was either made by septics, or just written for septics who don't know what prawns are. emoticon

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Barbie is Australian slang for barbecue, and the phrase "slip a shrimp on the barbie" often evokes images of a fun social gathering under the sun. Australians, however, invariably use the word prawn rather than shrimp. Since the commercial was commissioned for broadcast in the United States, the change was made to limit audience confusion.



Yep, written for Septics who don't know that prawns are shrimp. emoticon

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Or uneducated folks like [sign in to see URL] had no clue what a prawn was until we were invited to the wedding of a Co-worker of Hubby'[sign in to see URL] was rather "high classed" to say the least!
The only thing I found there to eat that was halfway [sign in to see URL] kind of salad, the booze and the cake! emoticon

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Were there prawns in the salad?

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[sign in to see URL] I asked if it was "shrimp" [sign in to see URL] the caterer told me they were "prawns"....and was rather put out to have to tell me! emoticon

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It sounds like the caterer was too ignorant to realize they're the same thing. emoticon

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I was a hillybilly and he was a snob! emoticon
But the booze was [sign in to see URL], instead of my usual Jack Daniels, I had Crown [sign in to see URL] lots of it! I was not paying! emoticon
SO you tell me who was smarter! emoticon

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You were, and still are, of course. emoticon

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