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#1
Hey Ya'll,

Most people in other countries seem to have some strange stereotypical ideas of what goes over here in Australia...

What are some of the strange things you 'know' or have heard about Australia or Australians?
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I always think of Kangaroos
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That is so horrible ugh. Anyway, after my foreign echange there I noticed Aussies drink more than Irish people. AND ozzie teeth are better than brits.
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from a scotsman that quite ironic
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from a scotsman that quite ironic


Quite true.
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#13
every country has steryotypes

when i think austrailia i think the only place that still has anything close to cowboys lol


crazy ass outbackers

oh and the sydney operahouse, kangaroos, digidero's (sp?)
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every country has steryotypes

when i think austrailia i think the only place that still has anything close to cowboys lol


crazy ass outbackers

oh and the sydney operahouse, kangaroos, digidero's (sp?)


The diger...ee...doo.... uh, isn't exactly Australian, it was made by the Aboriginies. Saying it's Australian is like saying everything done by the Native Americans is American. It is American, but not the same American culture that inhabits the land today. Same with us.
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the fact that you all screwed your ecosystem
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Heheh. Our teeth are fine. WE DON'T wrestle crocodiles - most parts of Australia don't even have them. Never heard of 'Shake and Howdy'. Ever. And I woud call didgeridoos Australian - Aboriginals ARE Australians...

And yes, there ARE quite a lot of kangaroos. We don't ride them or sex them. But Some of us like to eat them, me included.
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didgeridoos are ****ing awsome

once i get my band going i want to have a didgeridoo player

it would be epic
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I should also mention that Steve Irwin matched every single Australian stereotype so well, which made him completely un-australian. Most people here seemed to think he was a tosspot. I mean, who the hell says 'crikey' over here? No offense to Steve intended by the way, he was an ok fella.
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movies that involve the cane toad seem like low budget horror films.... and the majority of the population seems to live in south eastern australlia.... oh and the mountains down there have way more ski resorts then switzerland....
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I should also mention that Steve Irwin matched every single Australian stereotype so well, which made him completely un-australian. Most people here seemed to think he was a tosspot. I mean, who the hell says 'crikey' over here? No offense to Steve intended by the way, he was an ok fella.



You guys don't say 'crikey' ?!

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movies that involve the cane toad seem like low budget horror films.... and the majority of the population seems to live in south eastern australlia.... oh and the mountains down there have way more ski resorts then switzerland....


We have stuff all ski resorts, only a select few places around here that actually get snow. And yes, the majority of people live in the South-East. It has the best climate, imo. Not sure about cane toads though, there are none in my state.
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You guys don't say 'crikey' ?!

Everything I have ever learned about the good old Down Under is a lie...


Yep, that's pretty much the point of this thread.

For all the Aussies reading this, did you know that in New Zealand they call US the sheep-shaggers!?!!?
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Yep, that's pretty much the point of this thread.

For all the Aussies reading this, did you know that in New Zealand they call US the sheep-shaggers!?!!?

wouldt that be the other way around?


what are some streotypes of america?


wait i just realized
i dont wanna know
there probly true
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Yep, that's pretty much the point of this thread.

For all the Aussies reading this, did you know that in New Zealand they call US the sheep-shaggers!?!!?



OHH you've got to be kidding!!!
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Yep, that's pretty much the point of this thread.

For all the Aussies reading this, did you know that in New Zealand they call US the sheep-shaggers!?!!?



WHAT!?

That destroys me. Oh well, atleast we can say words properly and we outnumber them.

Also, for non Australians, no one says crikey, and hardly anyone lives in the outback. Basically all of our population lives on the coast.
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WHAT!?

That destroys me. Oh well, atleast we can say words properly and we outnumber them.




new zealanders have the number one most annoying accent in the WORLD without a doubt, a little piece of me dies inside of me when i hear them speak

PRONOUNCE YOUR WORDS PROPERLY!!!!
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#32
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OHH you've got to be kidding!!!


Not kidding. Been confirmed by friends of mine who have holidayed over there.


And someone asked about American Stereotypes?

The stereotypical American to me is a fat and dumb guy, eating a cheeseburger. Upsized, of course.

Of course I'm sure it's not true. Just like not ALL Brits could have bad teeth and be smelly.
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didgeridoos are ****ing awsome

once i get my band going i want to have a didgeridoo player

it would be epic

+1! Yeah. The name alone is epic. Nuff said.

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The stereotypical American to me is a fat and dumb guy, eating a cheeseburger. Upsized, of course.

Of course I'm sure it's not true. Just like not ALL Brits could have bad teeth and be smelly.

Well, partially true. We have our share of fatties, but I'm sure its just as much as everywhere else. Or at least I think so. I'd say 20-40% of the population is overweight. The people I see are usually average.

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My dad once told someone from America who was coming to Australia to be really careful of the killer chickens, and told this huge, long winding story about how a group of tourists got eaten alive by them...
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My dad once told someone from America who was coming to Australia to be really careful of the killer chickens, and told this huge, long winding story about how a group of tourists got eaten alive by them...



That IS infact a correct stereotype. Not the chickens, but we tell false stories to tourists alot. Atleast myself and ALOT of people I know do.
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#36
lol@ above thread. (Not laughing at you, but at that concept.)

I'm sure people exaggerate stories all the time. Not just in australlia.
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#37
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Yep, that's pretty much the point of this thread.

For all the Aussies reading this, did you know that in New Zealand they call US the sheep-shaggers!?!!?


No we don't!!! no one that i know does anyway, besides Australia has a higher sheep to human ratio than New Zealand, you guys just invented the insult first
#38
Hello Sath!

I'm pretty sure the direction a toilet flushes depends on the toilet itself.

And killer chickens? Pah. Unless he was talking about Cassowaries. They're known to charge and attack people who invade their territory.

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#39
gotta love the cassowaries
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Oh dear god... Australian chickens > US chickens.
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