Over at “The Helmut Post” blog, there’s a list titled “You know you’ve been in Australia too long when… … …”
There’s some good points about what makes Australia what it is ……. but this is the best observation:
You expect all hamburgers must contain beetroot.
I was going to pick out a few really great ones but I couldn’t – they’re all great! If you need a good laugh shoot over there and have a read.
Here’s a selection of the ones involving food.
Whether it?s the opening of Parliament, or the launch of a new art gallery, there is no event which cannot be improved by the addition of a sausage sizzle or a barbecue.
You understand there isn’t a single food which cannot be improved by the application of tomato sauce.
You think the Alpha male in any group is he who takes the barbeque tongs from the hands of the host, and blithely begins turning the snags.
You like the beer served so cold it makes your ears hurt.
You think that smearing toast with a spread that?s black and salty, and which has the appearance of axle-grease, is a good way to start the day.
If invited to a party, you take cheap red wine, but then spend all night drinking the host?s beer. Don?t worry, he will have catered for it.
You don’t know what’s in a meat pie, and you don’t care.
You call soccer soccer, not football.You’ve ever sucked your coffee through a Tim Tam (for those who don’t know, a variety of chocolate biscuit, one allegedly “better than sex”).
You pledge allegiance to Vegemite over Promite.
And being immursed in citizen media I couldn’t but help thinking of Cam when I read this one:
If the bloke next to you is swearing like a wharfie, he’s probably a media billionaire. Or possibly a wharfie.