Tuesday, August 25, 2009

You know you're Australian when...

(SimplyJoolz's tootsies and thongs with 'bling')
1. You own a pair of thongs for everyday use, and another pair of 'dress thongs' for special occasions.
2. You've had an argument with your mate over whether Ford or Holden makes the better car (it's Ford of course!)
3. You are secretly proud of our 'killer' wildlife!
4. You believe it makes sense for a country to have a $1 coin that is twice as big as it's $2 coin!
5. You still think of Kylie (Minogue) as 'that girl off Neighbours'.
6. You believe that 'stubbies' can be either drunk or worn. (shorts and beer bottle). Hey, note the 'ute', 'esky' and 'mullet hair do' and 'best mate (dog)' in background!
7. You believe it makes perfect sense for a nation to decorate its highways and towns with large
fibreglass lobsters, pineapples, bananas and prawns....

8. You suck your coffee through a Tim Tam biscuit!

(SimplyJoolz's very own VitaWeat biscuit with Vegemite)
9. You've squeezed Vegemite and bitter through a VitaWeat biscuit to make little vegemite worms! (Okay so this didn't work that well, no holes in the biscuit!)
10. You've played beach cricket with a tennis ball and a bat fashioned out of a fence post.
11. You've been on a beach holiday and have probably stayed in a caravan.
12. You don't know what is in a meat pie...and you don't care!
(SimplyJoolz's very own ugg boots, worn outside her house!)
13. You own a pair of ugg boots...and you wear them outside your house!
14. You order a hamburger...with beetroot...of course!
15. You pronounce Melbourne as 'Mel-bin'.
16. You think 'Woolloomooloo' is a perfectly reasonable name for a place. (say Wool-a-ma-loo)
17. You believe that cooked-down axle grease makes a really good breakfast spread. (Vegemite)
18. You believe that the more you shorten someone's name, the more you like them... Joolz (Julie), Gus (Angus), Mick (Michael), H (Hayden), Shoey, Ferg, Col, Dezzo, Thwaitsy, Joe & Fatz!
19. You pronounce Australia as 'Stralya'

20. You understand that 'you' has a plural and that it's 'youse'.
('What are youse doing after work?')
21. You know the meaning of the word 'girt'
('Our home is girt by sea...(from our national anthem Advance Australia Fair)
22. You know it's not summer until the steering wheel is too hot to handle!
23. You believe the phrase 'smart casual' refers to a pair or black tracky-dacks, suitably laundered.
24. You believe, as an article of faith, that every important discovery in the world was made by an Australian but then sold off to the Yanks for a pittance.
25. And you will immediately forward this list to other Australians, here and overseas, realising that only they will understand.
Well that was a bit of a laugh,
Cheers - Joolz :)
(all other photos obtained via Google Images other than stated as SimplyJoolz)


  1. I LOVED this Joolz, just LOVED it...even hated when it ended and wish you could have gone on and on explaining each one (now THAT could give you tons of posts to do each one!)

    Your first one definitely qualifies me to become Australian as I LIVE in those sandals/flip flops/thongs as long as possible...at one time I even put socks on with them when it got cold. Love the ugg boots too!

    Wish I could visit Australia, but for now I can live it through you, so thanks so much...of should I say Ta?

    blessings and hugs,


    p.s. Will be back later to enjoy this all over again!

  2. Shame about the Ashes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Still. I hear the girls' netball team did well.

    Pity about the Ashes though.

    love, Angie, xx

    PS - I loved this post by the way
    PPS YOU don't wear a mucky string vest do you?

  3. My dh threw my thongs in the bin. He knew I would still wear them even though they hurt if I wore them up the street or around the house too long. I am working up to the ugg boots.

    2. Holden!
    4. Have you seen the Singapore ones?
    5. Yep.
    9. Definitely love those worms.

    How about Carraragarmungee or Upotiponpon.

  4. Great post! What made it all the more funny was how damn true it is!!!

  5. OMG Geez I must be an Aussie done everyone of those things...and I thought I was so cosmopolitan..nah just a good ole Aussie chick after all..


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