You know you're Australian if...

A swag of truisms to test your True Blue, Aussie status!

  • You believe that stubbies can be either drunk or worn.
  • You waddle when you walk due to the 53 expired petrol discount vouchers stuffed in your wallet or purse.
  • You've made a bong out of your garden hose rather than use it for something illegal such as watering the garden.
  • You think it's normal to have a leader called Julia.
  • You believe it is appropriate to put a rubber in your son's pencil case when he first attends school.
  • You're liable to burst out laughing whenever you hear of Americans "rooting" for something.
  • 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-bn'.
  • You believe the 'l' in the word ' Australia' is optional.
  • You know that some people pronounce Australia like "Strayla" and that's ok.
  • 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 Wheat biscuits to make little Vegemite worms.
  • You believe all famous Kiwis are actually Australian, until they stuff up, at which point they become Kiwis again.
  • Hamburger with Beetroot? 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'.
  • You believe that the confectionery known as the Wagon Wheel has become smaller with every passing year.
  • You wear ugh 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 what it's like to swallow a fly.
  • 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'.
  • You understand that all train timetables are works of fiction.
  • When working in 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 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 know that none of us actually drink Fosters beer, because it tastes like crap. But we let the world think we do. Because we can.
  • 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, and sweet - to mean good. And then you place 'bloody' in front of it when you REALLY mean it.
  • You know that the barbeque 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 drank your tea/coffee/milo through a Tim Tam.
  • You own a Bond's chesty. In several different colours.
  • You've ordered a steak the size of your head and only paid $5 at your local RSL.
  • You know that roo meat tastes pretty good, but not as good as barra. Or a meat pie.
  • And you will immediately forward this list to other Australians, here and overseas, realising that only they will understand.

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