Sind wir schon Australier?

You know you’re Australian if …
* You believe that stubbies can be either drunk or worn.

* You understand that the phrase ‘a group of women wearing black thongs’ refers to footwear and may be less alluring than it sounds.

* 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 wear ugg boots outside the house.

* You believe that every important discovery in the world was made by an Australian but then sold off to the Yanks for a pittance.

* 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 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, lezzo, 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 nowhere…no matter where you actually are.

* 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’ve drunk 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 immediately forward this list to other Australians, here and overseas, realising that only they will understand.

hitzewelle

dank heisser winde aus central australia hitzt sich gerade fast das ganze land auf.
in hobart auf tasmania, wo wir ja gerade erst hergekommen sind, wurde heute mit 41.3C der heisseste tag seit beginn der klimaaufzeichnungen gemessen.
als naechstes geht es fuer uns nach adelaide und auf die eyre peninsula in south australia, wo es zur zeit 44.2C bzw. 47C sind.
in queensland ist es nicht ganz so schlimm, da nur der westliche part temperaturen bis zu 43C ertragen muss. in brisbane sind es nur angenehme 30C.

ausfuehrliche infos gibt es hier

aussie bonbons


fantales und minties

das sind zwei australische bonbons, nicht so bekannt wie tim tams, aber trotzdem uraustralisch und auch lecker.
fantales sind im grunde genau wie storck schokoriesen und minties nach pfefferminz schmeckende kaubonbons.
beide haben eine lustige verpackung, da bei den fantales verschiedene fragen zu australischen orten, persönlichkeiten oder werken und bei den minties ein comic mit der überschrift “it’s moments like these you need… minties” draufgedruckt sind.

schoolies

heute startet für tausende high school schüler “schoolies”, eine mischung aus abschlussfahrt und chaotentag. nach beendigung ihrer abschlussprüfungen fahren high school kids aus ganz australien vor allem an die gold coast, wo dann eine woche dauergefeiert und gesoffen wird. in dieser zeit sollte man die gold coast und andere beliebte strände tunlichst meiden.
es gibt auch “toolies”, das sind bereits ältere, die bei schoolies mitfeiern und versuchen die kids auszunutzen, um an alkohol und frauen zu kommen.
schoolies gibt es seit 1979 und mehr infos findet man in diesem wikipedia-eintrag