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    Updated on 30 Jan 2020. Posted on 30 Jan 2020

    17 Things Australians Do That The Rest Of The World Will Never Understand

    It's like a secret society of mates.

    1. Yelling "Ya right mayte?" when someone accidentally knocks your shoulder or cuts you off in traffic.

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    In this instance, mate does not mean friend.

    2. Hiding that you don't know the second verse of Advance Australia Fair.

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    🎶Aaaaadvance Auuuustralia Faiiiiiiiiir🎶 *Awkwardly sits back down.*

    3. Burning citronella candles while playing goon of fortune on your hills hoist.

    4. Opening a beer with the end of a Bic lighter.

    5. Going esky raiding on a cool summer night when tourists are aplenty.

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    Easiest way to stock up on vodka cruisers.

    6. Shopping at a thrift store expecting the best of the best ~vintage,~ but ending up with something that looks like your grandma's nightie.

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    Honestly, the thrift shops in America cannot be real.

    7. Checking your shoes for cockroaches and spiders before putting them back on.

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    And banging them on the deck because you don't want to stick your hand in there.

    8. Inhaling a zooper dooper on a hot summer's day like it's the only food left on this earth.

    9. Visiting only three other parts of the country: The Gold Coast, Sydney and Melbourne.

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    Although the people from Perth will claim that Bali also counts.

    10. Hosting a "Hottest 100" party and then venting on social media when your top pick doesn't win.

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    And getting into heated arguments about the fine print.

    11. Snacking on the king of all snacks: Cabanossi, cheese and Jatz sandwiches.

    12. Fighting to the death over the correct way to eat a pie.

    13. Bunny hopping over the burning sand because you refuse to put your thongs back on.

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    The balls of my feet may be burning with the flames of a thousand suns, but only the weak walk across the beach with their thongs on.

    14. Telling every international person you can find all about the killer drop bears.

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    "The thing you've really got to look out for is the poisoned dart that shoots, spear-like, out from in-between their toes."

    15. Sarcastically repeating people from Melbourne when they try to pronounce "milk."

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    I still don't get why you all say "malk" instead of "milk". Where did that come from?

    16. Taking photos of an empty beach with the hashtag #blessed.

    17. And finally, finding random fauna in your backyard and adopting them as your new family pet.

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