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How "Australian" do you feel.

View Poll Results: How Australian do you actually feel.
0-2 - Not in the slighest and almost certain I never will
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36.84%
3-5 - Didn't at all, but some Australian feelings are coming through.g to occur
4
10.53%
5-7: The UK (Or whereever) is starting to feel like a distant memory "Mate"
13
34.21%
8-10: Strewth mate was I ever anything else?
7
18.42%
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How "Australian" do you feel.

Old Dec 2nd 2019, 8:02 am
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Default Re: How "Australian" do you feel.

Originally Posted by Pollyana
I swear people at work use the word maroon several times a shift cos they know how much it winds me up when they pronounce it wrong!

Have to say, the longer I spend here, the less I feel I fit, which I guess means I am growing even more un-Australian by the day. Roll on the day QSuper pays out.........

Just tell them, looks like it's a full moan tonight

Got to say I'd probably struggle more in Queensland than anywhere else as well. Not sure how the very remote Perth and WA manages to seem more in tune with the rest of the world than some of what comes out of Queensland. But there you go.

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Old Dec 2nd 2019, 10:29 am
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I'm with Dreamy and MP on how I feel - strange that eh?

At the risk of sounding knobby, I feel more of a global citizen. Fourth continent so far, always happy to be where I am and always try to get stuck in. I think I may feel a tad more English these days, while living in the US, but that could be because my accent means that's how most recognise me. Can take the girl out of Yorkshire, and all that.

Typing this from Sydney though, and still feel it's our long-term home. Even if the bricks and mortar get handed over to a tenant on Monday
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Default Re: How "Australian" do you feel.

Originally Posted by Pollyana
I swear people at work use the word maroon several times a shift cos they know how much it winds me up when they pronounce it wrong!

Have to say, the longer I spend here, the less I feel I fit, which I guess means I am growing even more un-Australian by the day. Roll on the day QSuper pays out.........
Me too. I usually sing "Up up and away in my beautiful ballone" at them and they sometimes understand.
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Originally Posted by spouse of scouse
I'd vote but I may skew the results
Same here.
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Originally Posted by Kim67
Same here.
I voted anyway
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Originally Posted by ozzieeagle
Adelonians give it a half decent bash. Problem is some of them seem to have adopted the weirder UK traits as well.... more than their fair share. If anything out of the ordinary happens it happens over in SA.
"Adelonians"?! Where does that come from? Do you mean Adeladies?
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Originally Posted by spouse of scouse
I voted anyway
I have too, but what self respecting Aussie (besides Alf Stewart) actually says "strewth"!
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Default Re: How "Australian" do you feel.

Originally Posted by Kim67
I have too, but what self respecting Aussie (besides Alf Stewart) actually says "strewth"!
You're bang on there Kim, I haven't heard anyone say that in.......ever!
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Originally Posted by Kim67
I have too, but what self respecting Aussie (besides Alf Stewart) actually says "strewth"!
Probably an old one, Kim. I grew up in the '40s and '50s (on the Darling Downs in Queensland), and "struth" - as it was usually written in newspapers and magazines - was common then. A bit like "cripes" perhaps, which disappeared for a while but seems to be back in favour again - at least among some Australians.
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Originally Posted by Gordon Barlow
Probably an old one, Kim. I grew up in the '40s and '50s (on the Darling Downs in Queensland), and "struth" - as it was usually written in newspapers and magazines - was common then. A bit like "cripes" perhaps, which disappeared for a while but seems to be back in favour again - at least among some Australians.
I've used the word 'strewth' many times, including long before I ever visited Australia. Wasn't aware it was considered an Australian word. Never heard anyone use the word 'cripes' in any real life setting.
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Originally Posted by moneypenny20
I've used the word 'strewth' many times, including long before I ever visited Australia. Wasn't aware it was considered an Australian word. Never heard anyone use the word 'cripes' in any real life setting.
Ahh I imagine that could be something to do with trying to find as many words as possible that gave you that "French Pout" in your younger years MP




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Originally Posted by spouse of scouse
You're bang on there Kim, I haven't heard anyone say that in.......ever!
Golly, must be more Australian than I thought. I occasionally say Strewth And I always say G'day even here in UK which I suppose might make some folk a bit confused. I'm also prone to "no sweat". Oh dear, it's worse than I thought!
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Originally Posted by quoll
Golly, must be more Australian than I thought. I occasionally say Strewth And I always say G'day even here in UK which I suppose might make some folk a bit confused. I'm also prone to "no sweat". Oh dear, it's worse than I thought!
I don't say G'day even after 40 years here. You don't really hear it a lot around these parts at least. Could be the whole of Melbourne that uses the hi or hello greeting before G'day.

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Originally Posted by ozzieeagle
I don't say G'day even after 40 years here. You don't really hear it a lot around these parts at least. Could be the whole of Melbourne that uses the hi or hello greeting before G'day.
I know one person who says Gday. She's from country Victoria I think. Never hear it otherwise.
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Originally Posted by moneypenny20
I know one person who says Gday. She's from country Victoria I think. Never hear it otherwise.
Heard it from just about everyone we walked past in Wangaratta, was most disconcerting. No Strewths though.




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