29 Things You Only Understand If You Grew Up Greek In Australia
Being Alpha is all you know.
You cringed at the accuracy of My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
Your last name ends in s, o, or u.
You watched everyone else get chocolate for Easter, while you got discounted, stale chocolates a month later.
Sunday roasts were a lamb on the spit.
And your version of Tim Tams was your yiayia’s biscuits.
Your yiayia didn’t know the meaning of "I’m full" (whether she spoke English or not).
Your papou watered his concrete.
The first word you learnt at Greek school was "Malaka".
The term “youse” was grammatically correct, and referred to large crowds of relatives.
The only volume you knew was loud.
You wore Adidas before Stan Smiths were in style.
You had this rubbed on your gums when you were teething.
You didn't have hamburgers, you had keftedes.
You’ve been on the "Mediterranean diet" your entire life.
And you went to Greece before “European Summer” was a thing.
Even though you spent the entire time with family, surrounded by goats.
You had a "good lounge" and a "bad lounge".
You've spent a fortune on waxing, lasering, plucking and shaving your body.
But it’s OK, because your eyebrows are flawless.
The only thing you confessed at church was family gossip.
You had to explain why being spat on by a Priest was a blessing.
You had a wedding, christening, or name day every week.
And each of those occasions was an excuse to remind you you're still single.
In every Greek magazine you read, John Stamos would feature.
You have this in your house somewhere.
You've danced in a circle for three hours straight.
Your family goes with you EVERYWHERE.
But they are the best support you could ask for.
And have your back no matter what.
Especially if you're hungry.
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