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    23 Things All Australians Thought Were Cool In 2006

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    1. Colourful iPod nanos were trendy AF.

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    2. Bebo was a 🔥🔥🔥 way to communicate.

    3. And writing MySpace blogs or bulletins was a great way to get your ~feelings~ across.

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    4. While MSN was still the best way to strike up conversations with people you spent all day with at school.

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    5. Australian Idol was still one of the best shows to watch.

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    6. Slogan tees from Supre were the hottest trend.

    7. And the pleather belts that wrap around your waist were a great way to jazz up your outfit.

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    8. The Veronicas were hair goals.

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    9. As was Chris Hemsworth and his surfer dude locks.

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    10. This song was the bomb.

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    11. This girl group dominated the end-of-year Aria charts.

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    12. And you could barely turn on the radio without hearing "Forever Young" blaring out.

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    13. Buying credit at the newsagent was the best way to top up your phone.

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    And sending your friends $1 of credit when you needed them to text you back urgently.

    14. Flip phones and slide phones were the obvious choice.

    15. Literally EVERYONE was doing Borat impressions.

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    16. Colourful skinny leg jeans were starting to make their mark at Jay Jays.

    17. And the emo trend was really picking up.

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    Magazines such as Dolly and Girlfriend helped you really discover your true emo self.

    18. In fact, 2006 was just a really good year for emo music.

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    STILL COOL. IT'S STILL COOL.

    19. Sanity always had great two for $30 CD sales.

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    Do people still shop at Sanity?

    20. And making mixed CDs for mates became a fun hobby.

    21. Aviator sunglasses were all the rage...

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    22. ...while the boho look was still going strong...

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    23. And for some reason people were still insisting on wearing ugg boots outside the house.

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