8 Rules Every American Needs To Know Before Coming To Australia
‘It’s the little differences. A lotta the same shit we got here, they got there, but there, they’re a little different.’ – Pulp Fiction
Learn the subtle language differences.
Comprehension of an authentic Australian accent reminiscent of Steve Irwin (The Crocodile Hunter) is the first battle every American will encounter on arrival. There is one critical word that you do not want lost in translation. Lock this word down and alleviate unnecessary embarrassment for all.
The word thong has a surprising meaning in the land down under. Aussies love their thongs and wear them at every given opportunity, however these are NOT silky undergarments disappearing up a shapely ass/arse. We call flip-flops, ‘thongs’. This is the name given to the summertime staple casual footwear. Don’t be alarmed when you hear,’ put your thongs on, we’re going to the beach’