Thursday, January 26, 2012

Happy Australia Day

Happy Australia Day to my fellow Aussies. After looking forward to a 4 day camping trip over Australia Day for months we had to cancel due to the water-logged condition of much of our state. 

Area's of Queensland and New South Wales have experienced massive rainfall totals, thunderstorms and flash flooding and more rain is expected over the weekend. 

So we chose to stay home, safe and dry! ... Enjoy Australia Day whatever you're doing :)

This has done the rounds but I thought I'd share. As a vegemite loving girl sometimes referred to as Shazza (Sheree) from Wagga Wagga, who has on occasion swallowed a fly via her nose and understands no wucking furries ... I'm proud to say I'm an Aussie!

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 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 matter where you actually are. *
* You know that none of us actually drink Fosters beer, because it tastes like shit. 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.


  1. That gave me a good laugh - I might put it on my blog if thats cool :-)

    1. No worries Becky LOL, didn't realise 'no worries' was such an Aussie thing to say ... go for it!

  2. ..I fear I am not Australian one bit ;)

    Happy Australia day D:

  3. LOL!! This is FUNNY!!! I love the one about Foster's!!! They play those commercials over here like crazy!!! And I have to tell you this... my friend and I use this conditioner on our hair called "Aussie 3 minute miracle"... and we were actually discussing at work one day if someone in Australia actually made/created this product... or if the people in Australia were laughing at us for using a line of products called "Aussie"... lol.... so of course we Googled it! lol! :):):):):):):):):):):)

    1. ... LOL Julie I had to do a google search too, I've never heard of it. But apparently it's available in our grocery stores here and I'm going to give it a go :)))

  4. Happy Australia Day!! And I didn't understand a damn thing on that list!!! LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Hilarious list - I am obviously far too Aussie LOL - no wucking furries :)

  6. Happy belated Aussie day my friend. Most of the list obviously didn't make sense to me, but I felt like I got to learn a little bit more about you.


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