Published on November 26th, 2009 | by drkkr8
AUSTRALIA BAD TROT!!
It is not just Cricket or Steve Waugh or Brittle Lee or Gilchrist, or Bradman or Kangaroos or Koalas or Immigration or Beaches or Sunshine or Sydney Opera House or Harbor Bridge, the movie Mission Impossible”, movie stars “Mel Gibson”, musical bands “Red Hot Chili Peppersor the Cultural Diversity, the famous Universities Australia is famous for, it is very famous for the Australian slang. The Aussie slang is colorful. When you chew the fat with a mate, you’ll know what it means,( few aussie slang : Becky-tobacco, ball and chain-wife, blind -drunk, crapper-toilet, hack-careless).
I am fancied by the Aussie slang and I decided to blog about Australia using their slang with a reason. Australia is a land of opportunities. A Country which is relaxed and it is so much of fun to be. When I had been to Australia the first thing I learnt is the “ Aussie Salute – the flapping away of ever present flies from ones face and the next interesting thing that was evident is the “ No worries” attitude of Australia and the bash (wild party) they have during the night life.
India and Australia are countries that are in each others extended neighborhood just separated by an ocean. Both the countries have a lot of similarities – sharing a common wealth legacy, a common colonial heritage and language, an agrarian tradition and, of course cricket!
My trip to Australia is flooded with pleasant memories. I haven’t seen Australians getting brassed off or will they get bushed neither they get chocked up. It cuts me up when I come across the terrific Australian sense of humor and they are not behind dosh(money). They live life to the fullest they are happy go lucky, professional, relaxed, humorous and beautiful human beings. They are always happy as Larry and keen as mustard.
But of late what’s the John Dory? What I hear/ read from the Indian media seems to be like a pickpocket at a nudist’s camp. When i walk into a store (or) bump into an Australian, What I have experienced is “howya goin” mate, orright? But now according to the media it looks like Australians are offering knuckle Sandwich (Punch in the mouth) or make mince – meat out of, they also make custard out of the Indians. They also rearrange Indian faces. It appears Indians are getting marching orders. But when I interacted with my Indian friends in Australia (I have a whole lot of them studying, working and doing business). Who replies – no object, no great shakes, not fussed and they say you need not give a hang. But the Indian media reports a whole lot of issues.
I sincerely feel the Australian government seriously need to look at this, since students who aspire to study in Australia are not on a high. They feel destination Australia is on a sticky wicket and Indians who wish to settle down there don’t want to be on the receiving end. It is time Australia comes out of whack and Australian Brand is over a barrel. Today Brand Australia represents pack of blunders.
The Australia I have seen is a sweet country and it was shaping up a beauty. It is such a romantic country that any one will fall in love with it. It is time to Re brand Australia, Wake up Australia!