Non-Australians Break Down The First Thing That Comes To Mind About Australia
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Certain countries just develop a reputation with the rest of the planet.

Sometimes it's earned, but sometimes it's way off base.

So what about Australia?

Are the rest of the Earth's stereotypes about the land down under fact or fiction?


Redditor Phrince_Prillip asked:

"Non-Australians, what's the first thing that comes to your head when you think of Australia?"

Nemo

"P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney."

- yamsnavas2

"Just keep swimming."

- AceAmphiptere

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Mr. Dundee

"A voice in my head saying 'You call that a knoif?'"

- Flaky-Fellatio

"Love the pronunciation of the word 'Knoife'."

- Phrince_Prillip

"That's not a knoife. THIS is a knoife."

- MadnessPersonified

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"I hate that my answer was kangaroos."

"I know more about Australia but f'king kangaroos pops up first."

- yankiigurl

"AUSTRALIA=KANGAROOS"

- Zgirl333

"Kangaroos, yes. But specifically that kangaroos are just buff donkeys."

- Torshii

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Food?

"Answering honestly, the first word that popped into my head when I read your question was vegemite."

- ReadyTadpole1

"Now I want some Vegemite."

- Fabulous_Parking66

"Please don't make the mistake everyone makes. Remember, it's not chocolate. This has been the Australian Government Department of Vegemite Health and Safety."

"Funded by the Australian Government Canberra."

- ProbablyNotYourMum

"If you are a foreigner, the first time you eat vegemite, it should be spread so thin that it is a light brown smear. Half a pea size might be too much for one piece of bread."

"Now if you are an aussie and still do that amount, you are weird."

- Theosie

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R.I.P. G.B.R.

"The Great Barrier Reef. It’s a dream of mine to see it one day."

- macaronsforeveryone

"Better book yr ticket soon…"

- BandicootPlastic5444

"I guess my dream is dead in the water, literally."

- macaronsforeveryone

"People say it's all dead but there's still an enormous amount of living reef to be seen. It's definitely worth going to."

- philjorrow

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Southern Hemisphere

"Summer during end of the year, December."

- ixhejehdbejeh

"For whatever reason, we still play all the old Christmas songs. even White Christmas, when it's summer and like 40°C (104° F) outside."

- rawker86

"Christmas on the beach is sensational."

- Reddit

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Crikey

"Steve Irwin."

- Ok-Chocolate5893

"When I was a kid it was my life goal to meet Steve Irwin, I was obsessed with the man. When he passed I was absolutely inconsolable for days."

"Also, does anyone remember the episode where he lays with his dog [Sui] before she passes? I've been trying to find the clip and was never able to."

"No idea why I want to make myself cry but it was a really touching moment."

- la-bano

"Bless that wonderful person."

"We miss him, my eyes just watered from thinking about him, he was my first ever celebrity death, and I was devastated as a young boy."

- Sir_Admiral_Chair

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Chomp!

"Crocodiles."

- Deana-Marie

"Ooh! Saltwater crocodiles!! I'd forgotten how big they can get."

- pennyraingoose

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🎵 You better run, you better take cover...🎶

"Men at Work’s 'Down Under' automatically started playing in my head when I read the word Australia."

- Jaded195

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Changed Perception

"German here, now living in Australia."

"Before: heavy drinkers, kangaroos and koalas."

"Now: Huntsman spiders, bushfires, flooding and heavy fines for everything."

- drschnaps

"Twas an early morning after a big night with my mates. Everyone was sleeping, and I got up from the couch to go to the toilet or whatever."

"I came back to witness a chunky Huntsman spider walking across the tiled floor, toward my friend's bedroom door."

"I could hear its footsteps."

‐ PHILOSOMATIQA

"The big spiders are fine, it’s the tiny ones that will kill you."

- My-Witty-Username

A lot of animals made the list, but koalas, echidna and wallabies did not.

Did anything else synonymous with Australia get forgotten?

What do you think when you hear Australia?

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