26.1.06

So you Wanna be a True Blue well here are the rules

Subject: Being Australian ... > You're not considered to be a true blue Australian 'til... > > 1) You've mimicked Alf Stewart's accent, eg. "Struth! Get out of it, > ya flamin' drongo!" > > 2) You've had an argument with your mate over whether Ford or Holden > make the better car! > > 3) You've done the "hot sand" dance at the beach while running from > the ocean back to your towel. > > 4) You know who Ray Martin is. > > 5) You start using words like "reckon" and "root" and call people > "maydee". > > 6) You stop greeting people with "hello" and go straight to the "how > ya Goin'But?" > > 7) You've been to a day-nighter cricket match and screamed out > incomprehensibly until your throat went raw. > > 8) You kind of know the first verse to the national anthem, but don't > know what "girt" > means. > > 9) You have a story that revolves around excess consumption of alcohol. > > 10) You have a mate named "Davo". > > 11) You've attended an outdoor music festival on the hottest day of > the year. > > 12) You've tried to hang off a clothesline while pretending you can fly. > > 13) You've visited the emergency room after hanging off the > clothesline pretending you can fly. > > 14) You own a pair of thongs. > > 15) You own a separate pair of "dress thongs" for special occasions. > > 16) You don't know what's in a meat pie, and you don't care. > > 17) You pronounce Australia as "Stralya" > > 18) You call soccer soccer, not football. > > 19) You've squeezed Vegemite through vita wheat to make little > Vegemite worms. > > 20) You suck your coffee through a Tim Tam. > > 21) You realise that lifeguards are the only people who can get away > with wearing Speedos. > > 22) You pledge allegiance to Vegemite over Promite or Marmite. > > 23) You understand the value of public holidays. > > 24) Your weekends are spent barracking for your favourite sports team. > > 25) You've played beach cricket with a tennis ball and a bat fashioned > out of a fence post. > > 26) Your religious beliefs extend to the fact that in the end, > everything will be ok, and you have told a mate in tough times that > "She'll be right, mate" > > 27) You use the phrase, "no worries" at least once a day. > > 28) You've been on a beach holiday and have stayed in a caravan. > > 29) You constantly shorten words to "brekkie", "arvo" and "barbie" > > 30) You've adopted a local bar as your own. > > 31) You know the oath of mateship can never be limited by geographical > distance. > > 32) You measure a journey in beer, not kilometres or time. (That's a 3 > beer trip mate).

4 comments:

  1. Happy Australia day to you too, matey. I liked your patriotic post and have just linked to it.

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  2. No worries Jude and thanks for linking

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  3. Oh a bit of nostalgia here...and a good laugh. I've made those little vegemite worms :) Thanks for bringing back the memories. Have been here in the US since 1971 with just a few years back in Aussie in between. Missing that Aussie sunshine right now!

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  4. So pleased you liked it I really am Kerry.
    Don't forget us; A 20 hour flight tis true and a lot of money but worth it

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