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Traceyann

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You know you're Australian if:
* You believe that stubbies can be either drunk or worn.
* You're liable to burst out laughing whenever you hear of Americans "rooting" for something.
* You pronounce Melbourne as 'Mel-bin'. You believe the 'L' in the word 'Australia' is optional.
* You can translate: 'Dazza and Shazza played Acca Dacca on the way to Maccas.'
* You believe it makes perfect sense for a nation to decorate its highways with large fibreglass bananas, prawns and sheep.
* You call your best friend 'a total bastard' but someone you really, truly despise is just 'a bit of a bastard'.
* You think 'Woolloomooloo' is a perfectly reasonable name for a place.
* You're secretly proud of our killer wildlife.
* You believe it makes sense for a country to have a $1 coin that's twice as big as its $2 coin.
* You understand that 'Wagga Wagga' can be abbreviated to 'Wagga' but 'Woy Woy' can't be called 'Woy'.
* You believe that cooked-down axle grease makes a good breakfast spread. You've also squeezed it through Vita Wheats to make little Vegemite worms.
* You believe all famous Kiwis are actually Australian, until they stuff up, at which point they again become Kiwis.
* Beetroot with your Hamburger... Of course.
* You know that certain words must, by law, be shouted out during any rendition of the Angels' song 'Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again' And "Living next door to Alice".
* You believe that the confectionery known as the Wagon Wheel has become smaller with every passing year.
* You believe that every important discovery in the world was made by an Australian but then sold off to the Yanks for a pittance.
* You believe that the more you shorten someone's name the more you like them.
* Whatever your linguistic skills, you find yourself able to order takeaway fluently in every Asian language.
* You understand that 'excuse me' can sound rude, While 'scuse me' is always polite.
* You know what it's like to swallow a fly, on occasion via your nose.
* You know it's not summer until the steering wheel is too hot to handle and a seat belt buckle becomes a pretty good branding iron.
* Your biggest family argument over the summer concerned the rules for beach cricket.
* You shake your head in horror when companies try to market what they call 'Anzac cookies'.
* You still think of Kylie as 'that girl off Neighbours'.
* When working on a bar, you understand male customers will feel the need to offer an excuse whenever they order low-alcohol beer.
* You know how to abbreviate every word, all of which usually end in -o: arvo, combo, garbo, kero, metho, milko, muso, rego, servo, smoko, speedo, righto, goodo etc.
* You know that there is a universal place called "woop woop" located in the middle of nowhere...no matter where you actually are. *
* You know that none of us actually drink Fosters beer, because it tastes like ****. But we let the world think we do. Because we can.
* You have some time in your life slept with Aeroguard on in the summer. Maybe even as perfume.
* You've only ever used the words - tops, ripper, sick, mad, rad, sweet - to mean good. And then you place 'bloody' in front of it when you REALLY mean it.
* You know that the barbecue is a political arena; the person holding the tongs is always the boss and usually a man. And the women make the Salad.
* You say 'no worries' quite often, whether you realise it or not.
* You understand what no wucking furries means.
* You've drank your tea/coffee/milo through a Tim Tam.
* You own a Bond's chesty. In several different colours.
* You know that roo meat tastes pretty good, But not as good as barra. Or a meat pie.
* You know that some people pronounce Australia like "Straya" and that's ok.
* And you will forward this list to other Australians, here and overseas, realising that only they will understand!!!
 

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PLEASE dont anyone take offence to this as its not neant to be offensive, our national Holiday Australia Day is just about upon us and I couldnt resist posting this
 

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PrairieCraft said:
Hilarious. Does rooting mean what I think it might to an Aussie? And wth is a stubbie??

FANTASTIC Trace and yes rooting is what you think and a stubbie is a small bottle of beer OR stubbies are shorts. Confused now :? .

HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY :) for Thursday. We just bought some lamingtons - had some for morning tea and will keep some for Aus Day.
 

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I couldn't understand either, but I do say "no worries" a lot. Maybe I've got a bit of Aussie in me. And I won't say "rooting" in front of an Aussie from now on. :lol:
 

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PLEASE dont anyone take offence to this as its not neant to be offensive, our national Holiday Australia Day is just about upon us and I couldnt resist posting this

No offense taken by me. I love reading about different customs/sayings.

You're liable to burst out laughing whenever you hear of Americans "rooting" for something.


Okay- I just found out what 'rooting' means. (blushing) :lol: I'm familiarizing myself with Aussi-speak over on Wikipedia.

You know it's not summer until the steering wheel is too hot to handle and a seat belt buckle becomes a pretty good branding iron.

I can completely relate to that one where I live (southwestern US). In the summer here I use my garage instead of my oven for CPOP, and it takes about 5 minutes for my laundry to dry if I hang it outside in the summer. :lol:

Happy Australia Day to all our Aussies!


IrishLass :)
 

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LOL @ u all worring about rooting .....and yep it sure means what u think lol....

I actually prefer to drink out of a Stubbie.....as Relle said its a bottle of beer....all beer comes in stubbies over here or a can or a tallie ( tall - e ) which is a big bottle of beer.....cant stand fosters lol ....am a XXXX girl ( thats 4X not X rated lol)

acca dacca is ACDC ....

We have the Big Banana, the Big Sheep and the Big prawn as well as a few others, they are tourist attractions.

Wagga Wagga & Woy Woy are towns , so is woolloomooloo.

Slept with the aerogard plenty of times lol

CANT STAND ROO MEAT ....is disgusting as far as Im concerned but I do like snake !...yet to try crockodile
 

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* You believe all famous Kiwis are actually Australian, until they stuff up, at which point they again become Kiwis.
... I've never heard of that one before! LOL! Luckily we Kiwi's don't stuff up and we Kiwi's will always be Kiwi's ... too proud to be anything else! LOL

I love this list and am amazed at how many apply to New Zealand ... or with a word or two changed, definitely would apply to us! Our Waitangi Day isn't until 7 February ... and what a huge day of hangi and other celebration it is.

Many of us Kiwi's living in Oz, celebrate our Waitangi Day this Thursday due to it being a holiday. Gives us more time to prepare the hangi, listen to our favourite Kiwi's singing, practise some Maori culture and strengthen our cultural ties!
 

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I don't mind Roo meat, but only in small amounts as its so rich and there's no fat on it. I haven't had it since we had our butcher shop and I've tried Croc in Cairns - not much taste, a bit like chicken, never tried snake.

Wagon Wheels - use to love them because they WERE so big.

Think it will be raining here tomorrow, so a lot of wet BBQ's.
 

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Happy belated Australia Day...:)

I think Stubbie might be the feeling of Hugh Jackman's skin against mine. :oops: :shock: :D

Meow...we love your imports! :p
 

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Its not Belated yet, Aus Day is Thursday 26th January.

Trace don't forget - doing a U e.
 

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Stinkydancer said:
Happy belated Australia Day...:)

I think Stubbie might be the feeling of Hugh Jackman's skin against mine. :oops: :shock: :D

Meow...we love your imports! :p

Woa...I sure second THAT!! Happy Australia Day! What's the significance of the date? Something historical?
 

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OHHHH Relle, thats a good one ...a U e lol.......for everyone a U e is a u-turn lol

And Nana Australia Day celebrates the landing of the first fleet here in Oz back in 1788....basically it celebrates Australias discovery by the British
 

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