1. Don’t… pronounce it Mel-born
Nothing screams tourist more than being the only one in a city of 4 million people pronouncing it incorrectly.
Do… pronounce it Mel-buhn (or Mel-behn) and learn the local lingo
When we refer to footy we’re talking about Australian Rules Football (AFL), and despite a growing interest, no one really cares too much for soccer or rugby here.
We tend to get around in our thongs, too; no one wears “jandles” or “flip-flops” in this city.