Where did you grow up? 4



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Many of us come from different places around the world and bring cultural and religious diversity to our current home. In fact, according to the 2011 Census, Australians come from over 200 countries! So we want to know, did you grow up in Australia? Or when did you and your family move here?

Here are some classic (funny) signs that you are truly Australian. Just how Aussie are you? It’s time we acknowledge that, as a country, we’re pretty unique!

  • A politician swearing isn’t a national scandal. It’s endearing.
  • You say ‘Straya instead of Australia.
  • You call McDonald’s Maccas.
  • You ate Fags as a kid.
  • It is grammatically correct to end at least one word per sentence with an ‘o’. For example, “I’m going to the bottlo”, “Get some from the servo”.
  • Having beetroot on a hamburger seems normal.
  • Thongs are a clothing item worn on your feed.
  • You only go to Bunnings for the sausage sizzle.
  • Australia Day is your favourite day of the year.
  • It goes without saying but vegemite on toast is the BEST.
  • You or someone you know has been cane toad hunting.
  • Christmas Day means two things: seafood and beach cricket
  • Meat pies are most certainly a breakfast food.

What else would you add to the list of what it means to be Australian?

Starts at 60 Writers

The Starts at 60 writers team seek out interesting topics and write them especially for you.

  1. What about pavlovas and lamingtons at most gatherings.

  2. What about’g’day how yer goin
    Barby for barbecue
    Many Aussie words

  3. I was born in India with a very British upbringing and refuse to spoil the English language. I have lived in Australia for 50 years. Love Australia the Unique country it is but never feel comfortable speaking and spoiling the English language. In fact I have more concern and respect for this country than many Australians.

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