Australia Day!

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  1. Xmetal

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    Time for me to get all patriotic again...

    Australia Day is January 26th (this Thursday) and I thought i'd share the festivities around. :)

    At last, a yardstick by which you can measure an "Australian" For those of you who haven't met an Australian and are not sure what one is REALLY like!

    You're not Australian 'til...
    1) You've mimicked Alf Stewart from the TV show Home and Away's broad, Australian accent, eg "push off, ya flamin' drongo!"
    2) You've had an argument with your mate over whether Ford or Holden makes the better car!
    3) You've done the "hot sand" dance at the beach while running from the ocean back to your towel.
    4) You know who Ray Martin is.
    5) You start using words like "reckon" and "root" and call people "mate".
    6) You stop greeting people with "hello" and go straight to the "how ya doin'?"
    7) You've seriously considered running down the shop in a pair of Ugg Boots
    8) You own a pair of ugg boots.
    9) You've been to a day-nighter cricket match and screamed out incomprehensibly until your throat went raw.
    10) You kind of know the first verse to the national anthem, but don't know what "girt" means.
    11) You have a story that somehow revolves around excess consumption of alcohol and a mate named "Dave".
    12) You've risked attending an outdoor music festival on the hottest day of the year.
    13) You've tried to hang off a clothesline while pretending you can fly.
    14) You've had a visit to the emergency room after hanging off the clothesline pretending you can fly.
    15) You own a pair of thongs for everyday use, and another pair of "dress thongs" for special occasions.
    16) You don't know what's in a meat pie, and you don't care.
    17) You pronounce Australia as "Stralya"
    18) You call soccer soccer, not football
    19) You've squeezed Vegemite through vita wheat to make little Vegemite worms.
    20) You suck your coffee through a Tim Tam.
    21) You realise that lifeguards are the only people who can get away with wearing Speedos.
    22) You pledge allegiance to Vegemite over Promite. (DEFINITELY)
    23) You understand the value of public holidays.
    24) Your weekends are spent barracking for your favourite sports team.
    25) You have a toilet dolly.
    26) Your Mum or Nan made it.
    27) You've played beach cricket with a tennis ball and a bat fashioned out of a fence post.
    28) You firmly believe that in the end, everything will be ok, and have told a mate in tough times that "She'll be right, mate"
    29) You use the phrase, "no worries" at least once a day.
    30) You've been on a beach holiday and have probably stayed in a caravan.
    31) You constantly shorten words to "brekkie", "arvo" and "barbie"
    32) You've adopted a local bar as your own.
    33) You know the oath of mateship can never be limited by geographical distance.
    34) You measure a journey in beer, not kilometres or time. (That's a 3 beer trip mate).

    'ave a nice day, mate. :eek:)
     
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    Pug ma hoe happy australian day!
     
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    35) You're a criminal
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    hee hee - those were good. :D Happy Australia Day, matey!
     
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    Aren't ugg boots for women? So Austrlian men are really is a bunch of girls then....


    :D
     
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    More on Being "Strine":

    A Definitive Guide to being an Aussie

    1. The bigger the hat, the smaller the farm.
    2. The shorter the nickname, the more they like you.
    3. Whether it's the opening of Parliament, or the launch of a new art gallery, there is no Australian event that cannot be improved by a sausage sizzle.
    4. If the guy next to you is swearing like a wharfie he's probably a media billionaire. Or on the other hand, he may be a wharfie.
    5. There is no food that cannot be improved by the application of tomato sauce.
    6. On the beach, all Australians hide their keys and wallets by placing them inside their sandshoes. No thief has ever worked this out.
    7. Industrial design knows of no article more useful than the plastic milk crate.
    8. All our best heroes are losers.
    9. The alpha male in any group is he who takes the barbecue tongs from the hands of the host and blithely begins turning the snags.
    10. It's not summer until the steering wheel is too hot to hold.
    11. It is proper to refer to your best friend as "a total bastard". By contrast, your worst enemy is "a bit of a bastard".
    12. If it can't be fixed with pantyhose and fencing wire, it's not worth fixing.
    13. The most popular and widely praised family in any street is the one that has the swimming pool.
    14. It's considered better to be down on your luck than up yourself.
    15. The phrase "we've got a great lifestyle" means everyone in the family drinks too much.
    16. If invited to a party, you should take cheap red wine and then spend all night drinking the host's beer. (Don't worry, he'll have catered for it).
    17. The phrase "a simple picnic" is not known. You should take everything you own. If you don't need to make three trips back to the car, you're not trying.
    18. Unless ethnic or a Pom, you are not permitted to sit down in your front yard, or on your front porch. Pottering about, gardening or leaning on the fence is acceptable. Just don't sit. That's what backyards are for.
    19. On picnics, the Esky is always too small, creating a food versus grog battle that can only ever be resolved by leaving the salad at home.
    20. When on a country holiday, the neon sign advertising the motel's pool will always be slightly larger than the pool itself.
    21. There comes a time in every Australian's life when he/she realizes that the Aerogard is worse than the mozzies.
    22. And, finally, the true test for immigration to Australia. Potential new Aussies must pass the following test: Mowing a sloping lawn (at least 20 degree angle) in a pair of thongs holding a VB while watching the cricket. If you can't pass that, chances are you will never be able to pass yourself off as a true Aussie.

    Nope, not an Aussie myself, but some good friends are Aussies and they swear all the above are true.

     
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    :lol: @ all of those.

    Spot on Ian heh.

    In Vancouver, there are so many aussies workin at the ski resorts that Australia Day is recognized and celebrated there.

    I've got all my workmates saying " No worries" as much as I use the term now, I get a tickle outta it when I hear them say it :mrgreen:
     
  10. Meysha

    Meysha still being picky Vicky

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    hehehehe... I'm so very late in seeing this... but Happy Australia Day!!

    I cracked up at those... ya know why... coz they're all true!!! hehehe.

    oh and yes guys can wear ugg boots too.
     

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