OI OI OI!
-Likes beer (but doesn't drink fosters)
-Conistently beats the English at all sports
-Is used to good weather, and hates the uk weather
-Thinks the Kiwi's shag sheep
-Doesn't claim Russel Crowe as an aussie
-Thinks beer is the aussie equivalent of a health drink
-Thinks the English, and 'Tasweigens' (Tasmanians) are in-bred
We do not talk like Steve Irwin.
We are not all racist assholes.
We do not all wear singlets, eat pies, watch footy, play cricket, drink too much beer, wear thongs.
Yes, the majority of us think we're the best country. Get of our back, most countries think they are as well.
Most of the time we have friends of other backgrounds, and we call them names as a joke. And they do it right back to us.
And hell yeah, we're laid back. And yes, we most likely do swear too much. So sue us. So really all I have left to say is, get the hell off our case.
Oi Oi Oi!
2) The older generations will most likely know what you are talking about but do not share the same critical belief that only "White/Anglo" people are aussies as our parents have a stronger sense of being an "aussie"
3) If Australians as a community need to have a way of identifying so-called "Aussies" I think we should reclaim the less common word "Skip" so aussie can be inclusive to all backgrounds
4) No matter whether you be a Latino, African, Fob, Abo, Azn or Wog we are all aussie!
Stereotypes of an Aussie are.
Heavy consumer of Beer,
Good at and enjoy Sports,
Bunch of singlet, thong wearing yobbos,
While these are true for certain socio-economic groups in Australia they do not describe the majority of the Australian population, except for the love of a good quality beer, not american beer, (that stuff is awfull, too watery), and being good at sports for the most part, lead lives almost identical to all other western cultures.
Also its a known fact that the Australian government is one of the most successful governments of recent times due to the advances made in public services such as free public health care to everyone who is a citizen, very low unemployment rates, low interest rates, fast stable economic growth, well above average GDP per person, infact in the top 15 of the world i believe if not the top 10, and large surpluses every year, also Australia is one of the few countries that is totally debt free, and continues to maintain its surplus.
Also a note, while the "lebonese", aka "wogs", and the New Zealanders aka "Kiwis" cannot seem to provide positive definitions of Australian culture, for what ever reasons, such as jealousy or misguided contempt and use of ridiculous stereotypes, the avera...