Thursday, 5 July 2012

I know I'm not Aussie cos.......

Beetroot on a burger
Sandringham Yacht Club
It's serious!
* I don't think “rooting” for something has a sexual connotation, it means I'm looking for my car keys at the bottom of my bag.

* I pronounce Melbourne as ‘Mel-bun not Mel-bin’.

* I say "Sandring-um" not "Sandring-ham"

* I still use the ‘L’ in the word ‘Australia’

* I  say "beautiful" not "beudiful". Hubster however, now says it the Aussie way.

* I find it strange to see huge fibreglass bananas, prawns and sheep on the highways.

* I cant pronounce‘Woolloomooloo’ and think it's a funny name for a place but I love it.

* I am secretly petrified of the killer wildlife, a true Aussie is secretly proud.

* I find it odd that the $1 coin is twice as big as the $2 coin.

* I can't tell the difference between Aussie and Kiwi accents! ooops sorry

* I think beetroot on your Hamburger is weird but it's actually very good.

* I think ‘excuse me’ is polite, but to an Aussie it sounds rude, whilst ‘scuse me’ is always polite.

* I don't find the Winters "flamin freezin mate!"

* I haven't got the hang of abbreviating every word, all of which usually end in -o: arvo, combo, garbo, metho, milko, muso, rego, servo, smoko, speedo, righto, goodo etc.

* I don't understand Aussie Rules Football


* I do 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. (It's the same back home, we just don't get the weather)

* I do say ‘no worries’ quite often, whether I realise it or not but not as much as the Hubster.

Finally, I just love all the idiosyncrasies, similarities and downright alien of this place.......most of the time!

1 comment:

  1. I kept a little beer mat from my visit to Woolloomooloo bay, with a little rhyme which I am sure you will have heard!

    How many o's are in Woolloomooloo?
    Two for the W, two for the m,
    Four for the l's, and that's plenty for them.