Things That Non-Aussies Believe Happen In Australia

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Some of these are pretty bang on.

If you don’t live in Australia or have never visited our hallowed oasis, you might have surmised what goes on here from an episode of The Simpsons or, god forbid, Crocodile Dundee.


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Here are some of the best responses that’ll make Aussies either say, “Yep, that’s pretty much how it goes!” or “WTF are you smoking?”

1.

“I think that all the Australians secretly get together weekly to invent new words that they can then litter into conversation with foreigners. Gaytime? Zooper Dooper? Gobbies? It’s a never-ending April Fools joke!”

u/wili

2.

“I have heard that your toilet water flushes the opposite way from the rest of us, but I am awaiting confirmation. Sadly Sarah from NSW went to check for me in 2010 and never returned.”

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3.

“I heard they have huge spiders that live by the toilets to kill and eat other bugs and more dangerous spiders. I saw a few Tiktoks saying that, but I can’t find out if it’s true or not.”

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4.

“Given how often I’ve heard this phrase, a lot of spider-fucking.”

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5.

“Meat tray raffles at bars. I’m pretty sure you buy a ticket to win a literal tray of meat.”

u/LemmyKBD

6.

“Everyone stops, stands up, shuts up and takes off their hats when ‘Men At Work’ plays on the radio.”

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8.

“People say ‘cunt’ much more freely and casually.”

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9.

“Beautiful world class cities, beautiful nature, kickass weather, better healthcare system than America. I could deal with the melanoma and the spiders.”

u/leviathanrevived99

10.

“I think that you spend years grooming your feet into Hobbit-like hooves, which would explain why you’re always walking barefoot everywhere.”

u/wili

11.

“That the residents are all super outdoorsy and encounter potentially deadly wildlife on a daily basis. RIP Steve Irwin.”

u/heathahR

12.

“Kangaroos just getting all up in people’s stuff.”

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13.

“I’ve heard that dock spiders the size of hands are a common occurrence.”

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14.

“Crocodiles are hunted with Bowie knives and fishing is done with dynamite.”

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15.

“Some kind of insane bug/cane toad war happened and I don’t remember all the details, but I’m pretty sure the toads won.”

u/TwilitSky

17.

“The local delicacy is the Bloomin’ Onion.”

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18.

“The Australian parliament is filled with two separate parties, the Koalas and the Kangaroos.”

u/TwilitSky

19.

“You always have to look out for drop bears.”

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20.

“I think Godzilla once showed up, but some guy went up to it and said ‘Oi, fuck off you massive lizard cunt.'”

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21.

Animal Planet has me believe that you will always wake up to find a scorpion hiding in your shoe.”

u/PimpFrosty

23.

“Despite all the weird slang, the Australian accent is really sexy and I think the people would always be outgoing and friendly.”

u/zimtastic

24.

And finally, “That the land that is constantly trying to kill you. Seriously, like seven of the top 10 most venomous snakes live in your country. You have crocodiles and sharks. Don’t even get me started on your spider situation.”

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As to which are true and which are false? Well, I’m afraid the law of the people forbids me from revealing what really goes on south of the equator.

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