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    Updated on 12 Aug 2020. Posted on 12 Aug 2020

    19 Things Tasmanians Know To Be True But Mainlanders Won't Get

    Oh, you said have we have two heads? Funny. 🙄

    1. Not being included on the Australian map is a common occurrence.

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    It still grinds our gears, though.

    2. In fact, it’s not even a surprise when TV programs forget to mention Tassie altogether.

    Nine

    So rude.

    3. Tasmanians travelling abroad will constantly have to explain that we’re not from Tanzania.

    Nike

    Hmmm, let us take you for a little geography lesson.

    4. And most people we meet abroad only have the Tassie Devil from Looney Tunes as a point of reference.

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    I mean, at least it's something.

    5. Even our own country teases us for needing a passport to travel interstate.

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    Hey, we have a moat and we’re not afraid to use it.

    6. As Tasmanians, we are constantly asked if we’re dating our cousins.

    Warner Bros.

    Nothing we haven't heard before — but best check the linage with grandma.

    7. Or being bagged out for having two heads.

    Warner Bros.

    Lol, good one. 🙄

    8. When we start dating someone new, our parents will almost definitely ask who their parents are (and probably know them).

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    “You mean the Smiths on Tarleton Road?”

    9. The rivalry between Launceston and Hobart is pretty intense.

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    We don’t even really know why, but it’s instinctual.

    10. And Devonport is constantly being teased by the other cities.

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    Who are you trying to impress, though?

    11. Especially for its questionable nightlife.

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    12. Except on Christmas Eve when it’s absolutely pumping.

    NBC

    Central, then best go home so we can enjoy mum’s roast tomorrow.

    13. The Tassie two-step is the local mating ritual.

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    Many a long-term relationships have been consummated during or after the Tassie two-step.

    14. Learning the nutbush in primary school was an important part of the Tasmanian school curriculum.

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    If you don’t remember learning the nutbush, are you really from Tasmania?

    15. If we can’t find a park within five-minutes walking distance, it almost warrants driving off.

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    I tried to come, but it was too hard.

    16. And all Tasmanians believe that paying more than $3 an hour for parking is a bit rich.

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    You might as well be throwing money out the window.

    17. When starting a new job, it is almost guaranteed you’ll find a personal connection to one of your new colleagues.

    NBC

    Awks, I think I dated their ex.

    18. When someone asks where you’re from, you sometimes feel judged when saying "Tasmania".

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    I don't appreciate your small mindedness.

    19. But now that you’re older and wiser, you wear your Tasmanian heritage like a badge of honour.

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    I’m a proud born and bred Taswegian and I don't care who knows it.

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