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It's Goddamn Time To Stop Telling Aussies To "Put A Shrimp On The Barbie"

Please stop this madness.

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Hello world. Australia wants to have a chat.

NBC

For years now, you've been claiming that we like to put shrimp on the barbie.

New Line Cinema

It all stems from this bloody advert that aired in the United States in the '80s.

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The Tourism Australia ad was meant to encourage Americans to holiday in Oz, where, apparently, everyone looked and talked like Paul Hogan. This was pre-Crocodile Dundee days by the way, so Hogan was relatively unknown to Americans.

Well, we're here to tell you that Paul Hogan had it wrong.

Channel Nine

WRONG. WRONG. WRONG.

First of all, we don't say shrimp because they're PRAWNS.

NO ONE CALLS THEM SHRIMP HERE. LIKE, NO ONE AT ALL.
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NO ONE CALLS THEM SHRIMP HERE. LIKE, NO ONE AT ALL.

Yes, you can barbecue prawns. That's something Aussies definitely do.

But, there are also a bunch of other ways to eat them, like buying some pre-cooked and enjoying them with dipping sauce...

...or frying them with garlic and butter.

They also taste damn good with pasta.

But the one thing you CANNOT do with prawns is call them shrimp.

ABC

So please, for the love of Australia, stop telling us to put shrimp on the barbie.

Channel Nine

THE MADNESS MUST END.