19 annoying Aussie stereotypes that need to be debunked

19 annoying Aussie stereotypes that need to be debunked

Righty-o then. There are a few Aussie stereotypes that we are sick to death of hearing.

While there are some walking, talking Australian stereotypes, the majority of us are normal human beings and yearn to be recognised as such. So let’s get a few facts straight – here’s 18 commonly held perceptions about Aussies that need to be debunked:

1. We can actually live without our Vegemite

Vegemite

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2. And we don’t throw shrimps on barbies (they are called prawns, dammit! And they rarely make it as far as a hot plate).

paul hogan australia shrimp barbie barbie

Paul Hogan’s iconic Australia Tourism advert

 

3. We don’t wash our grub down with Foster’s

Fosters

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4. ..or just any old beer, because we’re such alcoholics

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5. Crikey, no we don’t even swim in the stuff

Swimmers drinking

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6. We weren’t all born surfing

Baby surfing

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7. And we probably haven’t survived a shark attack

Shark attack

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8. …or even a crocodile or snake bite

Crocodile hunter

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9.  We don’t all live right on the beach

Beach house

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10. …or slap bang in the middle of the Outback

Outback

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11. We don’t always greet everyone, all the time, with “G’day, mate”

Gday

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12. …while wearing a cork hat

Cork hat

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13. We are not all extremely tanned

tanned

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14. …because it’s only ever scorching in Australia

Heat

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15. The place is not totally crawling with deadly animals everywhere you look

deadly

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16. And we do not ride kangaroos to work

kangaroo

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17. We don’t all just live for meat pies

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Milleflore Images via Shutterstock.com

18. And we dont just wear thongs, no matter what the weather

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19. Because for us Aussies, less is not always more

Aussiebum

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