There are some really common stereotypes about Australians, some are a complete mystery as to where it first came from, others have become common knowledge (or misknowledge... is that a word?) through popular Aussie films, TV shows or adverts.
To prevent you saying something silly to an Australian, here's 15 things you should know about us!
1. Most (if not all) Australians have never ridden a Kangaroo
2. Not all Australians are tanned (although to be fair, a lot of them are... I mean we have loads of outdoor activities and beaches!)
3.'Gday Mate' is not the only means of exchanging pleasantries. 'Hello' and 'Hi' are also acceptable.
4. Not all Aussies can surf
5. Steve Irwin should not be used as a bench mark for the Aussie accent
6. Aussies sure do like a Beer or ten
7. Not all Australians are Convicts
8. Believe it or not, Australia does have a wide selection of musical talent
9. Hugh Jackman, Kylie Minogue & Nicole Kidman are not worshipped in every household
10. Australians do have internet access
11. Australia does have culture – you just need to search for it
12. Australians do not drink Fosters
13. Thongs are worn on the feet
14. Australians are genuinely laidback
15. They live in one of the most beautiful countries in the world
And YES - All Aussies do own a BBQ! Tell us your thoughts.
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