|What do you know Australia to be?
||[Oct. 14th, 2007|06:36 pm]
Ask. Tell. Learn.
Tell me some Australian things (food, places, objects, people etc)
I'm Australian and i've been asked to buy some Aussie things to send overseas so i would like to get some other opinions on what is Australian
Vegemite! Oh, and Sydney, those long stick like things, that you blow into... i think they're some kind of Aboriginal thing. uh....Kangaroos. boomerangs. lol, these are all sounding so sterotypical, I don't mean it that way, these are just some of the first things that came to mind.
I'd say anything familiar to you would be appropriate, whether it be a relatively local product, musician/band, clothing/style trend, etc. Whatever is most commonplace to you, by default, will presumably be more exotic to one who lives elsewhere.
I'm currently studying abroad in Australia, I find the fashion (at least in Sydney) to be like the American 80s. Bright-ass colors, guys in v-necks and short shorts, etc. If it's for a dude, send him some of that stuff.
If you want to send something stereotypically aussie, go for a boomerang or a jar of vegemite.
Send a plane ticket?
I've been living here for six months, and they just l-o-v-e versing 'outsiders' in their foodstuffs, etc:
+ Vegemite (this tastes like a cross between earwax and shoe polish)
+ Acubras (someone told me these were Australian; I'm not sure)
+ The MCG (which they've nicknamed the 'G'. they have a nickname for their nickname)
+ Brissy (aka Brisbane)
+ Goldy (aka the Gold Coast)
+ Sydders (aka Sydney)
+ 'Kindy' (instead of Kindergarten)
+ Gazza, Razza, Bazza, etc (authentic Aussie nicknames)
- I swear to God, these people shorten everything. Aircon. Telly. Cossy. Eccie (instead of ecstacy).
+ Kangaroos. Koalas. Wombats. Dingos. Echidnas... Platypuses (Platyputi?)
+ Digeridoos. I think that's how you spell it.
+ Those wierd hats with corks hanging off them.