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Discussion in 'Dancers Anonymous' started by ShyDancer, Aug 4, 2004.

  1. ShyDancer

    ShyDancer New Member

    Thought this was a really funny read, and that all you DFers that are interested in "real" aussie stuff would enjoy reading!

    1) You've mimicked Alf Stewart from the TV show Home and Away's
    broad,Australian accent, eg. "push off, ya flamin' drongo!"

    2) You've had an argument with your mate over whether Ford or Holden makes
    the better car!

    3) You've done the "hot sand" dance at the beach while running from the
    ocean back to your towel.

    4) You know who Ray Martin is.

    5) You start using words like "reckon" and "root" and call people "mate".

    6) You stop greeting people with "hello" and go straight to the "how ya
    doin'?"

    7) You've seriously considered running down the shop in a pair of Ugg Boots.

    8) You own a pair of ugg boots.

    9) You've been to a day-nighter cricket match and screamed out
    incomprehensibly until your throat went raw.

    10) You kind of know the first verse to the national anthem, but don't know
    what "girt" means.

    11) You have a story that somehow revolves around excess consumption of
    alcohol and a mate named "Dave".

    12) You've risked attending an outdoor music festival on the hottest day of
    the year.

    13) You've tried to hang off a clothesline while pretending you can fly.

    14) You've had a visit to the emergency room after hanging off the
    clothesline pretending you can fly.

    15) You own a pair of thongs for everyday use, and another pair of "dress
    thongs" for special occasions.

    16) You don't know what's in a meat pie, and you don't care.

    17) You pronounce Australia as "Stralya"

    18) You call soccer soccer, not football

    19) You've squeezed Vegemite through Jatz to make little Vegemite worms.

    20) You suck your coffee through a Tim Tam.

    21) You realise that lifeguards are the only people who can get away with
    wearing Speedos.

    22) You pledge allegiance to Vegemite over Promite. (DEFINITELY)

    23) You understand the value of public holidays.

    24) Your weekends are spent barracking for your favourite sports team.

    25) You have a toilet dolly.

    26) Your Mum made it.

    27) You've played beach cricket with a tennis ball and a bat fashioned out
    of a fence post.

    28) You firmly believe that in the end, everything will be ok, and have told
    a mate in tough times that "She'll be right, mate"

    29) You use the phrase, "no worries" at least once a day.

    30) You've been on a beach holiday and have probably stayed in a caravan.

    31) You constantly shorten words to "brekkie", "arvo" and "barbie"

    32) You've adopted a local bar as your own.

    33) You know the oath of mateship can never be limited by geographical
    distance.

    34) You measure a journey in beer, not kilometres or time. (That's a 3 beer
    trip mate).
     
  2. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    I am totally baffled. :oops: :? And obviously not Australian. Um. What are Ugg boots? :oops: :lol:
     
  3. TangoCharlie

    TangoCharlie New Member

    Totally classic! :D hehehe
     
  4. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    So what are Ugg boots? Or is that a trade secret? :roll: :lol:
     
  5. Sarah

    Sarah New Member

    www nznature.co.nz/mshop/spi/3_sks_2278

    HTH
    Sarah <not Australian, either thankyouverymuch>
     
  6. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Much respect to you, Sarah. No. To me, Australia and New Zealand are by no means the same.

    I'll check out the link. Thanks. 8)
     
  7. ShyDancer

    ShyDancer New Member

    Ugg boots are basically a sheepskin boot that are worn like slippers. Very warm! And comfortable....every aussie has at some point owned a pair although I dont think many would admit it :lol: :lol: )Its a long standing joke here...uggies are daggy!)

    and # 13 & 14 are just a given when growing up here.... Me and my sisters and brother still "fly" on mums hills hoist :oops: :oops: ...Ill never grow out of doing that...never!
     
  8. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    I wonder why I never thought of that? My mom had clotheslines all the time I was growing up. She still does. Hates the smell of dryer-dried clothes. Hmm. :?
     
  9. danceguy

    danceguy New Member

    Scary part for me is, I've never been to Australia, but I know what Ugg boots are (and Eccos)...and I have Vegemite in my kitchen (of course I haven't used it in years but that's besides the point). :wink:

    I did happen to spend part of this week watching that Wiggles show with my hyperactive 10 month old nephew...I must say that's the best kids show I've ever seen. :p

    Oh yes, I also have a stuffed Koala holding the Australian flag on top of my monitor, sent to me from a penpal who lives there.

    I don't know what to say...only that perhaps this all the more reason that *the plan* may become a reality one of these days. 8) :D

    SG

    P.S. I also used to know how to play Cricket, but I forgot years ago (mostly on purpose!). :lol:
     
  10. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Umm. I checked the Uggaustralia web site. The boots are actually familiar to me. I've known folks to wear them; I just didn't know what they were called. They're a little ... uh ... distinctive looking. But I bet they'er comfy. The slippers look lovely for the tootsies. 8)
     
  11. DancePoet

    DancePoet Well-Known Member

    The retail store, here in the U.S., that I once worked for sold Uggs and Eccos!
     
  12. salsachinita

    salsachinita New Member

    BTW, for all you Americans out there, when we say 'thongs' we mean slippers/flip-flops (with the bit between your big toe & second toe) you wear on your feet on a hot summer day.

    OK 8) .......?!
     
  13. dancin_feet

    dancin_feet New Member

    Aussie Aussie Aussie, oi oi oi!!!!!!! :p

    All of the above, mate! :wink: With the exception of 9, 10 and 15. Let me explain.

    I've never been to a cricket match, but am usually glued to the TV when they are on. Have been known to yell at the TV ...... :oops:

    I DO know what girt means.

    Owned thongs as a kid, but not since I started to get some fashion sense. Can't even bring myself to buy the new "fashionable" thongs. **shudder**

    And yes I do have a toilet doily, mum did make it, but it is in a bottom drawer and probably will never see the light of day!!

    Oh and can we amend 21 to any good looking guy that doesn't resemble an ape can wear speedos?? :wink: Then there is that OTHER name for them which I'm not sure I should mention here ........ :lol: :lol:
     
  14. DancingMommy

    DancingMommy Active Member

    3) You've done the "hot sand" dance at the beach while running from the
    ocean back to your towel.

    12) You've risked attending an outdoor music festival on the hottest day of
    the year.

    16) You don't know what's in a meat pie, and you don't care.

    17) You pronounce Australia as "Stralya"

    18 ) 1 You call soccer soccer, not football

    21) You realise that lifeguards are the only people who can get away with
    wearing Speedos.

    23) You understand the value of public holidays.

    29) You use the phrase, "no worries" at least once a day.

    Does this mean I'm quasi-stralyan?

    Edited to add that I have recently given the 2 year old a Wiggles video. We LOVE the Wiggles. I swear the kid is gonna have an Aussie accent before long, lol!
     
  15. salsachinita

    salsachinita New Member

    Rico, the visiting salsero, had impressed everyone after dinner tonight with the perfected above technique 8) .
     
  16. ShyDancer

    ShyDancer New Member


    Hey! Yelling (read: swearing) at the TV is perfectly normal! This applies to the footy also.


    Girt means surrounded right....??? ( I really dont know! It just kinda fits in with the line..)

    The new things are starting to grow on me.. but the rubber ones from kmart are defiantly a no-no!
     
  17. danceguy

    danceguy New Member

    Wiggles...I watched that show with my hyper active 10 month old nephew last weekend...I will admit its the first time a kids show had me actually enjoying it. Great stuff. :D

    I do know what the phrase "I'm soooooooo cut today mate!" means though. ;)

    SG
     
  18. DancingMommy

    DancingMommy Active Member

    I can sing ALL the Wiggles songs on "Wiggle Time" and "Yummy Yummy". It trips out my husband and makes my 2 yo laugh herself silly.
     
  19. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    The Wiggles? Ew! Just can't stand em. *shudder* A far, far worse phenomenon than Barney ever was, if you ask me. :lol: Of course, having a bunch of men dance around while singing about cold spaghetti is kinda cute. *insert crossed-eyed emoticon here*
     
  20. DancingMommy

    DancingMommy Active Member

    I like the blue shirted one. He's a cutey. ;-)

    Hubby says the Purple Shirt one (Jeff?) is Asian. takes one to know one I guess. I couldn't tell, lol!
     

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