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    People Are Sharing What Comes To Mind When They Think Of Australia And The Responses Are Equal Parts Hilarious And Interesting

    Bogans, definitely bogans.

    Shrek once said "Ogres are like onions" and I believe Australia is much the same. On an international level, we're known for our cute (and sometimes dangerous) animals, our beautiful weather and our incredibly attractive actors.

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    But if you peel back the layers, you get a closer look at what Australian culture is really like for those who live there.

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    So, when Reddit user u/RocketRat69 asked "What comes to mind when you think of Australia?", they got a variety of submissions that fit both of these categories.

    Here are our favourite responses that perfectly sum up the many ~layers~ of Australian culture.

    1. "Do not fuck with kangaroos." —u/GetKrass

    A muscular kangaroo bending down
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    "Agreed. Kangaroos are the largest hopping animals which makes their legs strong and muscular. Above all, kangaroos have genetic predispositions to be muscular. 50% of their total weight are pure muscles." —u/Rusty-Unicorn

    2. "A huntsman spider." —u/KeanuCraft

    A large huntsman spider on interior wall of a house
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    "I once found a wolf spider inside almost the size of a dinner plate. I opened the back door and kept throwing recycling at it 'til it went outside." —u/aerkith

    3. "Kel Knight, purveyor of fine meats." —u/PaleQuarter4165

    Kel Knight holding up tongs over a BBQ
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    4. "Great bands! A lot of my childhood favourites are from Australia." —u/GetALifeII

    Midnight Oil performing on-stage
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    5. "I COME FROM A LAND DOWN UNDER!" —u/Mysterion_x

    A man sitting in a tree playing a flute
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    6. "A fucking VB long neck at 20 to eight in the fucking morning." —u/Black_Satire

    A tradie holding a long neck VB while sitting in a car
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    7. "The Wiggles." —u/Jersey_329

    The Wiggles
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    8. "Bluey. My son loves that show, but I think I love it more!" —u/shartnado3

    The characters of Bluey standing together
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    9. "Fairy bread." —u/_deteriorate

    A plate of fairy bread; it is white bread cut into triangles that have butter and rainbow hundreds and thousands added on top
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    10. "Hot accent." —u/No_Bite5251

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    11. "Compulsory voting." —u/lusankya18

    Voters head to the polls in Bondi Beach in the electorate of Wentworth on election day
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    "Don't forget the democracy sausage." —u/PerriX2390

    12. "C U in the N T." —u/justaregularbumblebe

    An advertising poster for Northern Territory; it has Uluru in the background and text which says "C U in the NT"
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    13. "Steve Irwin." —u/flalven

    Steve Irwin poses with a three foot long alligator at the San Francisco Zoo
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    14. "Call that a knife? This is a knife! That’s a spoon. I see you’ve played knifey-spoony before." —u/ItchyKnowledge

    A scene from The Simpsons showing an Australian man whipping out a spoon in response to Bart holding a knife
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    15. "Scotty from Marketing [prime minister Scott Morrison] shitting himself at an Engadine Macca's." —u/MeRedditGood

    Prime Minister Scott Morrison
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    16. "A lot of swearing." —u/OrwinBeane

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    17. "I'm not here to fuck spiders." —u/OrderOfMagnitude

    A large spider
    Flickr: MomentsForZen / Via Flickr: momentsforzen

    18. "A snag with sauce and a Passiona from a Bunnings sizzle for the local Life Saving Club." —u/WimbledonWombat

    19. "That Shannon Noll was robbed of winning Australian Idol in 2003." —u/ranioush

    Shannon Noll and Guy Sebastian before the Australian Idol finale
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    20. "Bogans." —u/TwinTTowers

    Eric Bana as Poida, an Australian bogan; he has a mullet and is doing a thumbs up sign
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    21. "Vegemite." —u/Holiday_League_7725

    A hand holding a jar of Vegemite
    Flickr: Adai Chang / Via Flickr: adai

    22. "Beautiful, interesting wildlife and most of it will happily kill you." —u/Kindergoat

    A blue-ringed octopus in the water
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    23. And finally, "Cunt being used as a term of endearment." —u/blainy-o

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    Note: Responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.

    What other things come to mind when you think of Australia? Leave them in the comments below!

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