You know you’re Australian when...
You know you’re Australian when...

You know you’re Australian when...

You know you're Australian when:

1. You're aware that stubbies can be drunk and worn.
2. You pronounce Brisbane and Melbourne as Bris-bin and Mel-bin respectively.
3. You believe the letter 'I' in the word Australia is optional.
4. You tell tales about our killer wildlife to foreign visitors. Drop bears are the worst.
5. Beetroot on a hamburger is an expectation.
6. The degree to which you like a person is reflected in how much you shorten their name.
7. You understand that, "Excuse me," might sound rude, but, "'Scuse me," is super polite.
8. You know it's not that hot in summer... until the steering wheel is unbearably hot to handle and the seatbelt becomes a branding iron.
9. You know how to abbreviate words, all of which usually end in the letter 'o': arvo, convo, metho, milko, bottleo, muso, servo, smoko, garbo, Salvos, rego, speedo, rightio...
10. You know there is a universal place called Woop Woop, located in the middle of nowhere somewhere.
11. You're relieved to learn that the fire danger is only 'High' today.
12. You describe something bad as, "Pretty average."
13. You've never thrown "a shrimp on the barbie," and you don't know anyone who has.
14. You determine the best parking spot by shade, not distance.
15. You have "chucked a u-ey."
16. Your wallet doesn't close thanks to the fifty fuel vouchers you have stuffed inside.
17. When you hear that an American "roots for his team" you wonder how often and with whom.
18. You understand that the phrase, "a group of women wearing black thongs" may be less alluring than it sounds to non-Australian men.
19. You can translate: "Dazza and Shazza played Acca Dacca on the way to Maccas."
20. You call your best friend, "a total bastard/bitch/mole," but someone you really, truly despise is just "a bit of a bastard/bitch/mole."

 



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