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It is well known that humour is regional, but this is the first joke that I can say is truly Tasmanian:

At a national conference of the Australian Hotels Association, the general managers of Boags Brewery (Tasmania), Tooheys (New South Wales), XXXX (Queensland), CUB (Victoria) and Coopers (South Australia) found themselves sitting at the same table for lunch.

When the waitress asked what they wanted to drink, the GM of Tooheys said without hesitation, “I’ll have a Tooheys New.”

The head of Carlton & United smiled and said, “Make mine a VB.”

To which the boss of Coopers rejoined, “I’ll have a Coopers, the King of Beers.”

And the bloke from XXXX asked for “a XXXX Gold, the beer like the colour of our sun.”

The General Manager of Boags paused a moment and then placed his order:  “I’ll have a Diet Coke.”

The others looked at him as if he had sprouted a new head.

“Well,” he said with a shrug, “if you poofters aren’t drinking beer, then neither will I.”