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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Australia Day!




Hi!
So I've dedicated this post to Australia day, even though I have lots of other stuff to say. Might post again later tonight...

So happy Australia day! Celebrated by going out and eating Vietnamese food with all my Indonesian relatives.
I ordered noodles.
It was yummy.






LOOOOL I LAUGHED SO HARD WHEN I FIRST SAW THIS PICTURE.


Okay so I have pretty much nothing to say. Although I did find this website with some interesting facts, which I will now copy and paste into here.

3 Aussies die each year testing if a 9v battery works on their tongue.
142 Aussies were injured in 1999 by not removing all pins from new shirts.
58 Aussies are injured each year by using sharp knives instead of screwdrivers.
31 Aussies have died since 1996 by watering their Christmas tree while the fairy lights were plugged in.
8 Aussies had serious burns in 2000 trying on a new jumper with a lit cigarette in their mouth.
A massive 543 Aussies were admitted to Emergency in the last two years after opening bottles of beer with their teeth.
And finally…. In 2000 eight Aussies cracked their skull Whilst throwing up into the toilet
IF YOU’RE PROUD TO BE AUSTRALIAN SEND THIS ON!
HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY!!!!



Oh so proud.




And I've always found Australian slang to be very interesting.
Like for example, I would never go up to someone and say 'gonna go have a shrimp on the barbie' because of oh so many reasons which I will now list:


- I am allergic to shrimp and I don't really need any other reasons because this one is perfectly good on it's own, but anyway.
- If I wasn't, I would say prawn
- I do not own a barbecue
- If I did, I would call it barbecue. Barbies are dolls. Like this one.




Okay here's some more slang: Bluey, which according to http://www.koalanet.com.au/australian-slang.html stands for blue-bottle jellyfish.
Bluebottle jellyfish are too scary to give nicknames to. I see a bluebottle jellyfish, I don't say 'oh hey- there's a bluey!'.
No- I run away screaming.

'Holy dooley!' apparently is an exclamation of surprise, and let me tell you this- if someone comes up to me and says holy dooley, I'd probably laugh in their face.

'Mexicans' are apparently people from south of the Queensland or New South Wales border.
No, that's not right. Mexicans come from Mexico. The land that gave us tacos and big hats.
I apologise to any Mexicans who might be reading this.
And here's one more- piss means beer. Do I really need to explain this one?
"Yo, pass the piss"
"What did you do last night?" "Oh, just watched TV and drank some piss"
"So will you have anything else with that meal?" "Yeah, I'll have some non-alcoholic piss. Thank-you."



In conclusion, I enjoy Aussie slang.

In conclusion again, Happy Australia Day from a patriotic Aussie who eats Vietnamese food on Australia day and makes fun of her country's slang.
:)

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