1. Eating our national animal. @hodapp / Via Twitter: @hodapp For some reason Aussies love a bit of kanga. But think about it: you don't see Americans gnawing on a bit of eagle, or Canadians knocking back a few beavers, now do you? 2. And well, chugging cheap wine out of silver bags. @jasonmac89 / Via instagram.com Goon is great. You get real drunk for heaps cheap, but sucking it out of a foil bag is a bit much, eh? 3. And while we're on the topic, just the whole concept of getting "on the piss". B / Via instagram.com Why must we call something we enjoy so much, piss? What has alcohol done to us?? 4. Plus sculling beers in dirty shoes encouraged by chanting is just weird. @sare_bare89 / Via instagram.com HERE'S TO DAZZA HE'S TRUE BLUE, HE'S A PISSPOT THROUGH AND THROUGH... 5. The word "cunt" being a compliment and "mate" being an insult is just baffling. Michelle Rennex / BuzzFeed We tend to call our friends "cunts" and people we hate "mate". Look, I don't know why or how, but it seems to work. 6. And well, abbreviating literally everything. Michelle Rennex / BuzzFeed Brekkie? Arvo? Servo? Tinny? Sickie? Mozzies? Tradies? Where does it end?! 7. Including fast food joints. @_niallsgravity / Via Twitter: @_niallsgravity McDonald's? No mate, I think you mean MACCA'S. 8. Using "she'll be right" to comfort anyone in any and every situation. Michelle Rennex / BuzzFeed Car broke down? She'll be right. Lost your left arm? She'll be right. Nan's kicked the bucket? She'll be right, buddy. 9. Plus saying "no worries" instead of "you're welcome". Julie Fisher @FisherGoesMad So we should worry about pretty much the whole of Australia? RT:“@TheTweetOfGod: When someone repeatedly says "No worries," worry.” 10:42 PM - 14 Aug 2012 Reply Retweet Favorite Why are we like this? 10. Confusing everyone who isn't Australian with "yeah, nah" and "nah, yeah". BuzzFeed / Republic Records Why don't we just use "yes" and "no" like everyone else? Yeah, nah. I prefer our way too. 11. If you think about it, walking around supermarkets without shoes on is pretty strange too. Natalya Lobanova / BuzzFeed I guess our feet are just so used to hot-ass bitumen, that we can go barefoot literally anywhere now. 12. But when we're not barefoot, everyone thinks it's weird that we're wearing shoes that are called "thongs". @devo_84 / Via instagram.com The person who came up with thongs for your feet probably thought they were genius. "Darl, I've got an idea. You know how thongs wrap around your ass with a little bit of string? Now imagine that, but for your toes." 13. Yet, it's still not as a weird as being able to get a meal at a hardware store. @stuharvey / Via instagram.com There's nothing quite like buying some wooden planks, a few terracotta pots, and a sausage sizzle on a Sunday morning, is there? 14. Or as strange as chucking a fried egg in a burger. nellymacfoodi / Via instagram.com The idea of a burger with "the lot" confuses a whole lot of people. The cold beetroot? The runny fried egg? It's just all too much for some. 15. The fact we have free BBQ spots in parks, and actively use them, baffles other countries. @ b____radical / Via instagram.com Really if they're there, why wouldn't we use them? 16. But then again, so do NT News headlines. Via imgur.com To be fair though, they kinda confuse Aussies too. 17. Not to mention some of our Australian town and place names. maja @majaaudrey Currently in a place called Yass but on maps it just seems like everyone's super excited 05:26 AM - 24 Dec 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite Yass? Chinaman's Knob? Tittybong? Broke? OK Australia, chill. 18. The fact that Apple has learned to understand our slang is slightly alarming. Lucy Valentine @LucyXIV fantastic news: Apple maps recognises 'bottleo' 06:53 AM - 26 Nov 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite @LucyXIV / Via Twitter: @LucyXIV Have you ever typed in "bottle-o" in Apple Maps? Bet you will now. 19. And that we rely on our pedestrian crossing "bok bok" noise to get us across the street. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF @Arnaud Michelin / Via youtube.com Some country's pedestrian crossings don't even make any noise. Imagine that: actually having to pay full attention to the flashing man. 20. We literally drive around the country just to see big things. @aliciajaylove / @abbyjps / Via instagram.com / instagram.com Big bananas, giant mangoes, giant prawns, big avos, we just need to chill for a second. 21. And weirdly, we so easily refer to big bits of land as just "the bush". BuzzFeed / @zanzaneyewear / Via instagram.com Those parts of Australia that are covered in bush. You know, the bush. Want more proof that Australia is like no place else on earth? Sign up for BuzzFeed's "Meanwhile in Australia" newsletter! If you can't see the signup box above, just go here to sign up for BuzzFeed's "Meanwhile in Australia" newsletter!