Here’s a surprise. Sheep in New Zealand! Australians have a fairly large arsenal of sheep jokes we like to throw at Kiwis. My personal favourite has always been: A tour bus full of tourists stops by a farmer holding a sheep. One of the tourists calls out “are you shearing?”.  The farmer yells back angrily –  ‘NO, **** off and get your own!’

If you haven’t heard the New Zealand accent, then you might not get this joke. Let’s just say that shearing would be pronounced like sharing in NZ.

Now that I live in New Zealand, I tend not to tell sheep jokes. Because not only do we have around 28 sheep ourselves, this is the sight I see when I gaze over towards one of our neighbour’s property. Baa!

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