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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
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10.53%
5-7: The UK (Or whereever) is starting to feel like a distant memory "Mate"
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34.21%
8-10: Strewth mate was I ever anything else?
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How "Australian" do you feel.

Old Dec 28th 2019, 1:22 am
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The word has been Maroon during my lengthen life. My school colours were maroon and gold and my favourite fitba' team's colour was maroon. Neither were ever pronounced marone
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Old Dec 31st 2019, 2:35 am
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Originally Posted by Dreamy
I definitely feel Australian this morning, as I sit listening to the rain, and am happy at the sound

(Not that it's anywhere enough to make a difference, but it might mean an exhausted volunteer gets to spend a moment with their family),
I would love to hear rain right now. Although I did hear it for about 2 minutes just before Christmas .
The volunteers here in SA could do with that break right now too.

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Originally Posted by spouse of scouse
My brother (in his late 50s) always says 'g'day' instead of hello.
"G'Day", as I've found out, is also prevalent amongst 50-something-types from the Ottawa Valley in Canada. So it's not uniquely Australian at all. Fer sure, eh??
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Old Jun 19th 2020, 3:27 pm
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This is an interesting thread that seems to have fizzled out, but here's my tuppence-worth:

Been here nearly 10 years now ...Wow don't the years go by!

Still feeling more British than anything else, but happy and very much at home here in Australia, and citizens now too. While feeling still very British I also feel like an Australian in the loyalty/belonging sense and it's extra easy to reconcile the two since both countries share the same Queen. My kids are both grown up now, settled, doing very well and are happy here. We're looking at retirement soon, just the last couple of work laps to go then grey nomadding - both here and when we can get out - overseas too. We might stay away for a while but I think we'll likely end up back here. Would be nice to move somewhere further north and warmer though - perhaps the NSW north coast?

But there's heaps of things I miss about my old home, in London, UK. The sense of humour - though Aussies have one too but its rather different. Nice when I come across an Aussie that completely gets the British sense of humour though. The comradely sarcasm shared by all when waiting at the end of a long queue or for that bus where we all wait for ages then three turn up together. ...The history and architecture. ...The entertainment, London's Chinatown, the West End.... just as a start...
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I'm proud of my Irish heritage as are many Irish Australians and I still have a bit of my Irish accent but having been in Australia for 56 years, what to you reckon?
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Have been here for 54 years but do not feel the least bit Australian. Have had a good life here and would only say good things about it as it has been good to me but a Scot I will always be.
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53 years up and all the pommy has gone thank god!
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Originally Posted by Retirednow
53 years up and all the pommy has gone thank god!
Why thank god?
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Originally Posted by moneypenny20
Why thank god?
Should be obvious surely?
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Originally Posted by Retirednow
Should be obvious surely?
Well no, if it were I wouldn't have asked.
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Originally Posted by moneypenny20
Well no, if it were I wouldn't have asked.
I'm with you, I don't understand the comment at all!

Personally I feel less and less Australian as time goes on, especially with the current COVID virus making so many people anti-foreigner. arguing to keep everyone out as long as possible, never reopen borders etc. I feel it is making the country more insular than ever. The fact I can no longer travel, and have to face spending the rest of my life and death trapped here is really affecting me now.
Having said that, work is rather interesting these days wwith my immediate reporting line being Supervisor from Accrington, then managers from Bournemouth, Burnley and Brighton!
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Originally Posted by Pollyana
I'm with you, I don't understand the comment at all!

Personally I feel less and less Australian as time goes on, especially with the current COVID virus making so many people anti-foreigner. arguing to keep everyone out as long as possible, never reopen borders etc. I feel it is making the country more insular than ever. The fact I can no longer travel, and have to face spending the rest of my life and death trapped here is really affecting me now.
Having said that, work is rather interesting these days wwith my immediate reporting line being Supervisor from Accrington, then managers from Bournemouth, Burnley and Brighton!
If you want to live like a Pom, why leave Blighty in the first place? Really doesn’t make sense
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Originally Posted by Retirednow
If you want to live like a Pom, why leave Blighty in the first place? Really doesn’t make sense
Well it does if you know her story. Anyway back to you, what's wrong with being English/British?
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Originally Posted by moneypenny20
Well it does if you know her story. Anyway back to you, what's wrong with being English/British?
To much to list. Thankfully I grew out of it
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Originally Posted by Retirednow
If you want to live like a Pom, why leave Blighty in the first place? Really doesn’t make sense
I completely agree with this.
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