There’s no doubt about it: Australia has a wild reputation around the world.
But sometimes, our reputation precedes us and people end up with more questions than answers. Like, what does it mean to “chuck a u-ey”? And how many people really die from drop bear attacks each year?
Sometimes the questions are hilariously inaccurate, sometimes they’re spot on, and sometimes Aussies are just as confused as everyone else.
Here are 20 people who are confused as hell by Australia:
do Australians really call fanny packs “bumbags” this is life-changing
— knife millennial (@WontGetDown) November 5, 2016
why do australians sound like they’re doing a bad impression of australians?
— Princess Bitch (@TheDizzyBeauty) May 23, 2018
why do australians put their wine in bags
— jermy-wermy (@GLIBRIBS) September 5, 2016
Why do Australians pronounce Australia like Awstrayleeur
— SpriteLee (@whoiscodymartin) November 29, 2018
why do australians call it maccas
— pepperoni pizza (@okimbethany) November 8, 2017
why do australians have the hot genes
— Grace (@partypoisonlive) December 3, 2018
do australians really like vegemite or are they just fucking with us
— inactive af (@survivedsivan) December 14, 2015
Why do Australians always end their sentences on a soprano?
— Andy Chadwick (@AndyPegChadwick) November 20, 2016
why do australians use such weird words?
PRAM? SERVO? MACCAS? THONGS? SHEILA?
this is so weird. everyday it’s something new. just i-
— aeglan (@sufferingsweet) December 5, 2018
why do Australians have to shorten everything?? Does Arvo mean Avocado or Afternoon????
— Charlotte Robinson (@charrobbo0) September 5, 2017
Why do Australians even go to zoos
— chandni sembhi xoxo (@chandni_s_) March 8, 2015
why do Australians abbreviate any word that’s more than 2 syllables? what do they do with all that saved time??
— bees?! (@a_bee_yo) October 25, 2018
Why do Australians love podcasts so much
— Nate Fisher (@NateMediaGood) May 8, 2018
why do Australians put chicken salt on everything?
— Emily Boocock (@emzz__) September 11, 2016
Why do Australians call a ‘slide’ a ‘slippery dip’. It’s just a slide.
— Natalie Christie (@Natalie_NGC) June 28, 2015
Why the F do Australians drink alcohol out their shoe?
— con (@connorwaltss) July 25, 2017
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Alana is the staff writer on AWOL who thinks the best way to travel is by taking spontaneous detours and stopping at every local bakery to try the cakes. She writes a lot about Australian TV, Big Things, cursed food, and theme parks. You can follow her on Instagram @alana.dotcom. It’s mostly dogs she meets along the way.