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Things I have learned since landing in Oz.


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blog-0644293001368073734.jpgWell, I have survived your immigration in Sydney, survived jet lag, and have ensconced myself in the fine town of Canberra. Interesting place to say the least. But seeing as I assumed the jet lag would be difficult to overcome,I figured start off someplace quiet. Good lord, I didn't know it was this quiet! Yikes.

 

Anyway, I am having to get used to the local lingo. The first thing I learned was: kanger banger! This will put a hop, skip, and a jump in your bangers and mash. Now I am on the hunt for these damn things. I am just curious to have a taste of them. The next thing I learned was, bush tucker! Now you can imagine what I though this was, but it couldn't be further from that, so here too I am curious to experience indigenous foods. But the last and funniest thing I learned, this statement which threw me into hysterics on the phone, was: what time do I turn my fan on! I actually couldn't stop laughing. It was such a cute way of asking what time I started work.

 

I am also having to adjust to the accent, it certainly isn't like the one I have gotten used to hearing on television.

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Thank you. Now I too have learnt something about Australia. The term "kanga banger" for kangaroo meat sausages! I am an Aussie born and bred but hadn't heard that one. :D

 

We don't talk funny. It is the rest of the world that talks funny. :P

 

Anyway enjoy your stay. I expect you will find the local lads are friendly. :)

 

PS Canberra is the most boring place in Australia, if not the whole world/galaxy/universe.

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Sweet divine mother of Jesus! I am about to lose the will to live here! Every damn thing shuts at 6 on the dot! And it is damn quiet! Creepily quiet. I am leaving here ASAP!

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Sweet divine mother of Jesus! I am about to lose the will to live here! Every damn thing shuts at 6 on the dot! And it is damn quiet! Creepily quiet. I am leaving here ASAP!

 

Wrong state and place other states are more civilized - waits for the flames ;)

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People keep telling me that anything that is interesting in Canberra is either below or above ground level, which gives off the feeling it is always dead.

 

I don't believe these stories for a second and I'm glad I've never been to the capital.

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And bikers keep riding on the side walk! I yelled at one the other day.

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Be aware that different slang exists in different states so a lot of people won't know what you are talking about using different slang. And yes are trading laws are often heavily enforced so shops are often quite punctual.

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