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Non-Aussies Are Sharing The 46 Things They Just Found Out About Australia And My Face Hurts From Laughing

"Just discovered that Australians say shit like 'get amongst your pillow' AND WHAT?!"

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Thanks to @itsIevi0sa I have found out that Australians call chavs 'derrows'. Crazyyyy

Twitter: @thewandchosemee

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I am today years old when I found out that Aussies say "FORR-id" instead of Fore-head. nani

Twitter: @pbcellysandwich

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I just found out that Australians call the boiled egg and soldiers-dippy eggs-like that's so cute

Twitter: @jassymay_
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My life was changed when I found out that Australians call people they dislike 'mate', but also use it for people they like

Twitter: @lewisshields

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I was today years old that I found out that Aussies have 5 time zones

Twitter: @LexyMors_

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I was today years old when I found out that Australians don't have chocolate fish. I definitely can't ever move there now.

Twitter: @dimsie
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Today I found out that Aussies call 'counter clockwise,' 'anticlockwise.' Is this a thing elsewhere too?

Twitter: @hortichris

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Today I learned that Australians call quarantine “quazza” 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Twitter: @LeederGlenn

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I just learned that Australians call tater tots “potato gems” and I will never call them anything else ever again. I’m so sorry, my precious potato gems, for not giving you the respect you deserve. My fellow Americans, I beg thee to take heed.

Twitter: @LynzyLab
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I just found out that Australians say “fucks me off” instead of “pisses me off”. With this information I have decided to adopt their terminology. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.

Twitter: @itsmegenesis13

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I just found out that Australians call hiking “bush walking” and there’s actual tears down my face

Twitter: @crystalstormz

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Soooo I just found out that Australians call Christmas ornaments or christmas balls as "Ball Balls" HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA 💀💀💀💀💀

Twitter: @vancandescence

Um, it's "baubles", but okay?

mrgiles / Via Flickr: mrgiles

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I just found out that Australians call periods full stops. A FULL STOP. Like your sentence is going on and then whoa full stop.

Twitter: @lizzybrown27

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I just found out that Australians call dachshunds sausage dogs aND I OOP

Twitter: @shannex_

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i just found out that Australians call mosquitoes “mozzies” and personally i like it.

Twitter: @jhemdanai
John Tann / Via Flickr: 31031835@N08

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I just found out that Australians call swim suits “bathers” ........

Twitter: @velourdream

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How have I just found out that Australians have the Queen’s birthday off as a public holiday, but Britain doesn’t ?!

Twitter: @e1cowie

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I just found out that Australians call cotton candy “fairy floss” and I think that just might be the cutest thing I’ve ever learned

Twitter: @candace_hanley
torley / Via Flickr: torley, mikecogh / Via Flickr: mikecogh

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i just found out that australians pronounce advertisement as adVERdizzmint

Twitter: @sithlordparker

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I’ve taken to calling sprinkles, jimmies, because of my job and i just found out that australians call condoms jimmies and now my life is ruined

Twitter: @yeehawharIee

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I just found out that Australians call a pint a “schooner” and I can’t stop laughing

Twitter: @NiallsCupanTae

Actually, a schooner is smaller than a pint!

foamcow / Via Flickr: foamcow

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.@post_rock0 @violatenoise I just found out that Australians call redheads 'rangers' as in Orangutan.

Twitter: @SVDD76

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I just found out that Australians call a gas pump a "bowser." I don't think I've ever been this happy.

Twitter: @jdstiffler

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Just discovered that Australians use the term "hot chips" for what we English call "chips". In Oz, "chips" sans "hot" = crisps. Weirdos.

Twitter: @skypunch
f-r-a-n-k / Via Flickr: f-r-a-n-k

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wait wtf i just found out that aussies spell sidewalk "curb" as "kerb" waht

Twitter: @RileyJayDennis

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Just found out that Aussies call sunglasses "sunnies" and I think that's the cutest thing ever. & the only way I'm gonna refer to my shades

Twitter: @labradley34

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OMFG I JUST FOUND OUT THAT AUSTRALIANS SELL KANGAROO BALLS FOR SOUVENIRS HAHAHAHAHAH WTFFFFFF BALLS!!!!😂😂😂

Twitter: @CocoJPickles
silv3rglee / Via Flickr: silv3rglee

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just discovered that australians say shit like “get amongst your pillow” AHKAGHSJD MY CHEST

Twitter: @furiosuh

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I just found out that Aussies are Australians and not Austrians 🤧

Twitter: @httpsdweam

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just found out that Aussies put beans on toast for breakfast. whatttttttttttttttttttttttttttt https://t.co/0vKKdKZ4hQ

Twitter: @lmerh

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Just discovered that Australians call rugby jerseys 'jumpers' and I'm now starting to doubt my entire system of belief

Twitter: @henryitdean

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Just discovered that Australians call Documentaries Docos and now documentaries annoy me slightly less

Twitter: @chapel3929

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I just found out that Aussies call a “koozie” a “stubby holder” 😳🤦🏾‍♂️

Twitter: @MarcGrah
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Just found out that Aussies don't know the cha cha slide. I'm out, not having that

Twitter: @HarrySaysWhaaat

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Okay so today I found out that Australians call chickens ‘chooks’ and that’s the best news I’ve heard all year

Twitter: @LaurenPidduck

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In further proof that they will abbreviate *anything*, I've just discovered that Aussies refer to riesling as "rizza"

Twitter: @Matt_Paice
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I just discovered that Australians sometimes call their space travelers Austronauts, and my day has been noticeably improved

Twitter: @heybonanos

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where were you when you found out that Australians call sweatpants "tracky-dacs"

Twitter: @BCherns

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just discovered that Australians call crackers ‘Christmas bon bons’ and I’m CRYING

Twitter: @itsmilliejones
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Found out that Australians call condoms “dingers” .. and I have no reason to ever call them anything else

Twitter: @ayebroadway

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Today I found out that Australians will casually find kangaroos in their backyard or roaming the streets

Twitter: @mmmmb24

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just discovered that australians call wellies ‘gum boots’ 🥴 w h a t

Twitter: @katie_pearcee
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I was today years old when I learned that Australians see the moon upside down. Which I should've known, but I didn't. Or maybe I did at one time, but can't remember. 😂

Twitter: @arkandove2

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Today I learned that Australians call dust devils “whirlywinds” and I’m never looking back that’s what they’ll always be called from now on

Twitter: @faithpenny_

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Today I learned that Australians call Cockapoos 'Sproodles' which makes so much more sense than our sorry excuse of a name

Twitter: @chris_mandle

46. And finally:

good morning I learned that Australians call the "boot and rally" a "tactical munt"

Twitter: @janie
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