Straya (our way of saying Australia)
This is a nice lighthearted video with the usual Australian self-mockery – we love a bit of that. How many of the people and places can you identify? Kudos to … Continue reading
sorta dunno nothin
I have a 14 year old. Now some Australian 14 year olds can be pretty uncommunicative. How about in your country? There are a number of Aussie cultural references in … Continue reading
Xavier Toby asks ‘What is Australian Culture?’
One Australian’s view of Aussie culture from online news site, WA Today Xavier Toby asks ‘What is Australian Culture?’.
Ita Buttrose, the mother of Australian style and business
Ita Buttrose has been an inspiration to generations of Australian women playing a leading role in the Packer media empire as the creator and first female editor of major women’s … Continue reading
please, thank you, excuse me, sorry
“please, thank you, excuse me, sorry! please, thank you, excuse me, sorry! please, thank you, excuse me, sorry! please, thank you, excuse me, sorry! please, thank you, excuse me, sorry! … Continue reading
Map of indigenous languages of Australia
David R Horton, creator, © Aboriginal Studies Press, AIATSIS and Auslig/Sinclair, Knight, Merz, 1996. Check out this link for a high-resolution, magnifiable version of the map Please note that this … Continue reading
What’s does Aussie mean? It’s short for Australian
The many meanings of ‘mate’
The ubiquitous Australian word has many meanings depending on the context. See if this hilarious series of videos featuring a very stereotypic Aussie helps you understand some of them!
Cultural Differences Between India and other Countries: A Dinner Invitation
Originally posted on InterSecting Lines:
This was an article I wrote eons ago for Chillibreeze. I had even forgotten that I had written this article till I came across it…
jobs – chippy, sparky, brickie, dunny diver – what are you talking about?!
Why use the correct word when you can have some fun and bamboozle non-native English speakers? chippy – a carpenter (they make chips when the cut up wood) sparky – … Continue reading
20 ways we will change your name in Australia
If you have more than one syllable in your name, be prepared to lose all but one and possibly add a “y’ or ‘z’ to the end. If we don’t … Continue reading