It’s Australia Day today, 26 January, the official national day of Australia
There is a serious side to our National Day which I blogged about last year in my A-Z of Australia segment, so this year I wanted show you a lighter side to our Australia Day.
Aussies celebrate this day with BBQ’s, get-togethers with friends and family at the beach, parks, at home - in fact, anywhere we can eat and drink with friends and have fun!
Here’s a little anecdote about Aussies – enjoy
(…and if you need a translation, just ask!)
YOU KNOW YOU’RE AUSTRALIAN WHEN:
You believe that stubbies can either be drunk or worn.
You pronounce Melbourne as ‘Mel-bin’.
You believe that the letter ’I’ in Australia is optional, and it’s a perfectly reasonable name for a place.
‘I’ in Australia is optional, and it’s perfectly ok to call it ‘Straya’.
You think ‘Wooloomooloo’ is a perfectly reasonable name for a place.
You’re secretly proud of a country to have a $1 coin that is twice as big as a $2 coin.
You understand that ‘Wagga Wagga’ can be abbreviated to ‘Wagga’ but ‘Woy Woy’ cannot be just ‘Woy’.
Beetroot with your hamburger….of course!
You wear ugg boots outside the house.
You believe that the more you shorten someone’s name, the more you like them.
You understand that ‘excuse me’ can sound rude, but ‘scuse me’ is always polite.
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.
You know how to abbreviate every word, all of which usually end in ‘o’: arvo, convo, garbo, lezzo, metho, milko, mso, servo, smoko, rego, speedo, righto, etc….
You know that there is a universal place called ‘Woop Woop’ located in the middle of nowhere, no matter where you actually are!
And you can understand all of this, had a giggle, and tell all your aussie and international friends.