Friday, August 25, 2006

Differences between Americans and Australians.

Differences between Americans and Australians.

I keep on noticing differences between us. For instance, I entered my birthday into blogger as 1/10/66 and I see blogger has my zodiac sign (something I don't believe in for a minute) as Capricorn and I realize that blogger thinks my birthday is the 10 of January when it is the 1st of October.

Another difference. Americans seem to hate hate hate vegemite with a capital H. Australians have it for Breakfast lunch and tea. Why do Americans hate it so much?

They call nappies diapers and dummies pacifiers.

Anyway, they are different from me but I still really love all my American friends. What do you americans find weird about us Aussies? (except for the fact that we like vegemite)

20 comments:

Emily said...

I'm glad you love us even though we are strange and weird Therese, heehee!

hmmm....what do we find strange about Aussie's.....they say "barbie" for grill, like at Outback Steakhouse. Chicken on the Barbie:) sp? And they say "mum" for mom (wink!)

lowdenclear said...

I'm not American (and I have Australian relatives), so I'll decline to comment on the weirdness of the Aussie culture.... But yeah.... vegemite would HAVE to be top of the list!!! :)

Therese said...

Another difference I thought of was driving. Why do you guys drice down the wrong side of the road? hee hee.

Stecho said...

Don't your toliets flush backwards? Plus I think its weird that you don't have white Christmases. Also some Americans call pacifiers (dummies) nuks.

Therese said...

We have pool parties at Christmas time. I think I would like to experience a white Christmas some time.

Joakim1875 said...

When I was a child my father told me that if I dug a hole deep enough in the ground I would get to Australia. He also explained to me that the world was round and therefore everything is upside down there.

For a long time I thought Aussies were the strangest people in the world...

Emily said...

We were always told we could dig a hole to China:)


Therese, we had to drive on the opposite side of the road you guys do. Everything is opposite here, our seasons, our days/nights, so it makes sense since we are on the flip side of the equator, we'd drive on the other side I guess:)

Blondie said...

I'm glad you have a blog now Therese, this is fun. I'm finished with my garage sale now! Yipee!! I think it is the last garage sale I will ever bother with. I don't know if it's worth all the work, but I did make $200.

My dad got to go to Sydney for a 3-week TDY (that's military lingo for business trip) right before he retired. He loved it. He video-taped a toilet flushing for me so I could see it flush backward. He also bought Wit & AJ (who were newborn and 8 at the time) Aussie t-shirts which were handed down to their siblings through the years. In fact, Emma was just wearing a koala one a few days ago. They've held up very well, which makes me wonder if all Aussie clothes are high quality.

Oh, if you're military you get used to putting the year first, then month and day. So today is 06-08-26. And you refer to time in military time, it's 14:57 right now. :)

Ninja said...

we don't have "tea"

Therese said...

no tea. My goodness what is your main meal in the evening called then? That is what we call tea.

Bonaventure said...

Hey nice Blog Therese.

Not all Americans believe in astrology. It is weird that some people do though.

Therese said...

Thanks Bon. A friend of mine says that she was born under the sign of the cross when people ask her what star sign she is.

Ninja said...

our main meal is called Dinner in most places, supper in some southern states. You aussies

Therese said...

supper is a snack you have before bed time here.

Air Frog said...

What do Aussies call elevators? Is it lifts?
What about cans of food? Aren't they called tins in Aussie land?
And what is the name of the thing on the wall you plug electrical equipment into?

btw, I kinda like vegemite.

Therese said...

we have lifts and esculators. I always tell my children to get a tin of (fill in blank). We plug our electrical equipment into a power point.

diane said...

hi cherry, i love my vegemite on toast for breakie. di

Kevin - "pax tecum" said...

I like some of the words Aussies use for things...

Where I live, or in my circles anyhow, we call pacifiers - (noonies). As in saying...Where is the baby's noonie?

Anonymous said...

Americans like air conditioning, Aussies don't according to our favorite priest who happens to be from Australia, or maybe I should say ,you don't have air conditioning. WOW, when its hot in Australia, you must have secrets to keep cool!?

Therese said...

where we live anon, we have airconditioners going all day when it is hot. I wonder if your favourite priest is from a cooler climate area.

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