I've mentioned before that Australia is a big country. I've mentioned our outback, and our vast-ness. Some places are remote and most of us live crowded along the coastline. I still don't feel I've given people a sense of how big our country is - or where everything is located. Sure- you know the outback is a large piece of nothing straight up the guts with a massive rock in the middle of it , but where is everything else? The following map and the joke that follows came to me last week via my email (I'm really sorry that I can't reference the source of the joke) and I think it sums up Australia and Australians pretty much spot on. It had to be a Translation Tuesday post!
Being Australian is about driving in a German car to an Irish pub for a Belgian beer, then on the way home, grabbing an Indian curry or a Turkish kebab, to sit on Swedish furniture and watch American shows on a Japanese TV. Oh and only in Australia can a pizza get to your house faster than an ambulance.Only in Australia do banks leave both doors wide open and chain the pens to the counters. Only in Australia do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and lock our junk and cheap lawn mower in the garage.
Thank Goodness we Australians have a sense of humour. I'll be back next week with my own unique slant on Australian -isms!