There are many reasons to be patriotic, but one reason in particular that we love our nation is that we're not afraid to laugh at ourselves, and the #YouKnowYoureAustralianWhen hashtag is proof.
The hashtag began trending in honour of Australia Day, and it has produced countless amusing tweets which perfectly highlight just what it means to live in the land Down Under.
No one understands Milo like an Australian. No one!
#youknowyoureaustralianwhen your glass is 10 parts milo, 1 part milk— sarah the australian (@hedacophine) January 25, 2016
Vegemite is not for everyone, but there's a reason it's been around since 1922.
This actually makes sense.
Toilet breaks are interesting (at least once a month for most of us).
#youknowyoureaustralianwhen u come out of the toilet w an interesting fact & have to explain to your family that it came from ur pad wrapper— ella (@sIeepysmile) January 25, 2016
Bangers is not a sexual pastime.
#youknowyoureaustralianwhen "bangers and mash" is a legitimate name of a meal— rheee (@rhiiannon_w) January 25, 2016
Our snacks are the best.
#youknowyoureaustralianwhen sprinkles and butter on white bread marked important occasions in your childhood. I miss you fairy bread.— Emma McBryde (@EmmaMcBryde) January 25, 2016
Everything just sounds better the way we say it.
#youknowyoureaustralianwhen it's jam not jelly it's thongs not flip flops it's prawns not shrimp it's barbie not barbecue— australian anastasia (@mikeyxdolan) January 25, 2016
But we also experience some downsides.
Damn you, time zones!
#YouKnowYoureAustralianWhen timezones mean anything decent happens at 3am in the morning— Smallzy (@Smallzy) January 25, 2016
Sometimes (most of the time) the heat is a real killer.
Even online shopping can be a hack, because all the good stuff is so far away...
#youknowyoureaustralianwhen "ships worldwide, expect Australia"— liv . (@jaspargrande) January 22, 2016
#youknowyoureaustralianwhen shipping costs more than the price of all the items added together— steph ∞ (@stephs_artwork) January 25, 2016
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