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27 Tweets You'll Only Understand If You Grew Up In Australia

Crying over the thought of doing the beep test.

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1. On everyday fears:

Avoiding certain trees on the way to school cos there was always one overzealous magpie #growingupaustralian


'no hat, no play, no school today' was probably the most terrifying thing to hear in primary school #growingupaustralian


#growingupaustralian crying by the thought of having to participate in the beep test

4. And everyday joys:

when this was the most exciting thing in primary school #growingupaustralian


#GrowingUpAustralian learning about drugs and alcohol from a giraffe in a van

6. On school lunches:

Writing your lunch order on a paper bag and puting the money inside #growingupaustralian


"If u come to the canteen with me I'll buy u something" #growingupaustralian


#growingupaustralian running to the canteen when the lunch bell rang to buy a meat pie because they always sold out first


taking an entire lunchtime to eat one of these bad boys #growingupaustralian


#growingupaustralian these saved your life for school lunch every day

11. On primary school parties:

Having these at any kids party #growingupaustralian


Do I even need to caption this #growingupaustralian

13. And high school parties:

#growingupaustralian This was a regular feature of your high school parties.


having a terrible drunk conversation with a friend of a friend at 3am at a table like this #growingupaustralian

15. On TV classics:

#growingupaustralian where it all started


#growingupaustralian trying to guess which window it would land on


Everyone else when they see Eliza Taylor: "Clarke Griffin" Me when I see Eliza Taylor: "Janae Timmins" #GrowingUpAustralian


#growingupaustralian when u hear that mortified theme song and ur obsessed with the drama

19. On humour:

#growingupaustralian the funniest joke, to us, was a woman whose child was eaten by wild dogs

20. On romance:

kiss me ketut! #growingupaustralian

21. On culture clashes:

Wondering why Americans get uncomfortable when you talk about thongs #growingupaustralian


"World tour" except Australia isn't actually a part of the world and if it is its Sydney #growingupaustralian


#growingupaustralian "you're from Australia? Haha g'day mate!"


"so do you like ride kangaroos to school?" smh #growingupaustralian


#growingupaustralian when Americans complain that shipping is $4 and then Australians are here like...

26. On winter:

#growingupaustralian anything below 25° is considered winter.

27. And the true Australian anthem:

#growingupaustralian have you ever, ever felt like this......