Sunday 3 February 2013

How To Write About Australia...

G’Day Mate when writing about Australia always use the words: sun, beach, surf, kangaroos, koalas, crocodiles, aboriginals, didgeridoos, the bush, Down Under, meat pies, Aussie rules, and sausage rolls. On the front cover of your book there should be bronzed Aussie surfers with blond hair catching a big wave with sun kissed bikini girls watching form the beach.

Explain how Australians are outgoing and friendly, ready anytime for a laugh. Show how every Aussie overuses the word ‘“Mate” in one sentence. The people are big hearted and good natured. Illustrate that Australians almost have their own language (slang). Use some of the Aussie slang words. Barbie (barbecue), chewie (chewing gum), chook (chicken) Dag (a funny person) The Fuzz (police). Australians have our own meaning of he word THONG it means flip flops not string  underwear. 

We australians tend to use the word “Bloody” a lot to emphasize the following word (bloody good, bloody awful, etc.). Australians even use this word in their tourism campaigns “Where the bloody hell are you?” to try to encourage visitors to their fine shores. Also in their anti drink driving campaign “If you drink and drive you are a bloody idiot.” Throw in some Aussie phrases“Throw another shrimp on the barbie.” Make sure you emphasize that Australia is the land of creepy crawlies. With snakes slithering past your door, and with spiders the size of your fist crawling up the ceiling and hungry sharks waiting to feed on naive tourists. Australia is a nation that is sports mad. Football, cricket, rugby, tennis, swimming, surfing even lawn bowls. Anything that can be watched with a cold stubbie (beer) in your hand.

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