I just realised that I’ve been in Australia for over 3 years now. Time sure flies and time for reflection. So, random things I notice #1: words and phrases Aussies (or at least Sydneysiders (or at least young Sydneysiders (or at least those around me))) particularly love to say:
- I reckon
- heaps (of?), e.g. thanks heaps, heaps cool
- hey? (used at the end of a statement)
Combining all of the above may or may not sound extremely Australian.
Also, the Middle Eastern people I meet outside Uni are very hostile.
A lot of Caucasians here are also closet and not-so-closet racists.
Australia is also not known for its flies for nothing.
I’m also sweating profusely at the moment but I still can’t help but love this place. What’s up with that?