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Old Oct 16th 2011, 10:10 am
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Default Re: You know you are in Australia when...

Originally Posted by paulry
....you see big oil drip patches at traffic lights.

....no-one bats an eyelid about living less than 50 metres from an overhead powerline ...But just look at that vista!

....your back garden is much smaller than the one you had in Britain.
You have kangaroos hopping through a massively larger garden than you had in the UK.
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Old Oct 16th 2011, 10:34 am
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Default Re: You know you are in Australia when...

The trucks ('lorrys' for U.K viewers) are so huge, shiny and impressive and remind you of something that would have had 'Matchbox' printed on the underside
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Old Oct 16th 2011, 10:48 am
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Default Re: You know you are in Australia when...

Originally Posted by Jan4kids
The trucks ('lorrys' for U.K viewers) are so huge, shiny and impressive and remind you of something that would have had 'Matchbox' printed on the underside
Yes agreed, I was admiring Ziggys Veggie Market truck earler today - chromed everywhere you look - even the wheels! It's definately someone's pride and joy

That's another thing over here is everything seems very well looked after - gardens well manicured, roads well laid out and maintained. Tree planting projects all over the place, etc.
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Old Oct 16th 2011, 12:20 pm
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Default Re: You know you are in Australia when...

Originally Posted by Jan4kids
The trucks ('lorrys' for U.K viewers) are so huge, shiny and impressive and remind you of something that would have had 'Matchbox' printed on the underside
....and driven by someone who is out of head on amphetamines
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Old Oct 16th 2011, 9:30 pm
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Default Re: You know you are in Australia when...

..... you find a possom sitting in the middle of your kitchen
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Old Oct 16th 2011, 10:11 pm
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Default Re: You know you are in Australia when...

You find termites have eaten your kitchen.
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Old Oct 16th 2011, 10:28 pm
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Default Re: You know you are in Australia when...

Originally Posted by chris955
You find termites have eaten your kitchen.
and not gone anywhere near the vegemite
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Old Oct 17th 2011, 12:04 am
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Default Re: You know you are in Australia when...

Your mate gets refused alcohol after three schooners of mid strength because some over zealous bar bimbo randomly decides he's intoxicated.
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Even termites draw the line somewhere.

Originally Posted by ukecadet
and not gone anywhere near the vegemite
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Old Oct 17th 2011, 10:13 pm
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Default Re: You know you are in Australia when...

They serve you 5 schooners then immediately call "time" at 8 in the evening
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Old Oct 18th 2011, 4:45 am
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Default Re: You know you are in Australia when...

Originally Posted by Perthbum
They serve you 5 schooners then immediately call "time" at 8 in the evening
Time? you're not getting mixed up with Austria are you?Where did that that happen?
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Default Re: You know you are in Australia when...

Originally Posted by ukecadet
and not gone anywhere near the vegemite
Or the australian made lagers.
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Old Oct 19th 2011, 11:54 pm
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Default Re: You know you are in Australia when...

You think that washing your dog once a week is quite normal and seeing mobile dog washing trailers just about everywhere doesn't raise an eyebrow anymore.

There are alot of small white dogs.

There seem to be alot of white cars.

You see something that is broken/vandalised/being constructed all fixed up the next time you drive past.

People say 'fixed up' rather than 'sorted out'

If you see cars parked in unusual locations.......under walkways in school grounds, under bridges or covered in cardboard...you know there is a hail storm coming.

Your ready salted 'chips' come in a blue packet rather than a red one.

The 10 note is blue and the 5 purple/pink.

The $2 is smaller than the $1

....and for both you keep giving the wrong note/coin.

You get stared at weirdly when you offer to give them 'the odd 2 cents' when a price ends in a 2

The number plates look tiny and foreign.

You put deodorant in places it wasn't designed to go.

The skin on your heels looks like a block of Parmesan cheese.

You deliberately 'accidentally' have a beach/palm tree/unique Australian animal in your Family photos you put on Facebook.....just to rub certain U.K 'friends' up the wrong way

Your kids come home from swimming lessons for a shower in their togs and barefoot rather than drying thouroughly (very privately) and then getting changed into 3 layers of clothing PLUS shoes and socks.

Swimming attire is referred to as 'togs' or 'swimmers'

You don't see many women with their natural hair colour.

There is a high percentage of 'Why would you do that to yourself' tattoos on young women.

You see toddlers drinking Coke/soda.....and are not shocked anymore.

There are two extra meals in the day....morning tea and afternoon tea


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Old Oct 20th 2011, 2:10 am
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Default Re: You know you are in Australia when...

You go into pubs and they resemble a mix of a nasa control room with all the screens and a Blackpool arcade with all the pokie machines.
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Old Oct 20th 2011, 2:19 am
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Default Re: You know you are in Australia when...

Originally Posted by Kamie26
You go into pubs and they resemble a mix of a nasa control room with all the screens and a Blackpool arcade with all the pokie machines.
A problem we don't have in WA thankfully
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