Australiana

Australiana

You all know we do things a bit differently down under so when today’s prompt appeared, my mind went on a detour to a comedian named Austen Tayshus. Bit of irony there as he is not at all ostentatious. Back in the 198os he wrote a song called Australiana that was filled with clever word play using Australian places and items (…if Din goes. Nulla bores me… Dingo being an Australian wild dog and Nullarbor being a patch of land in the middle of Australia). Okay, if you’re not an Aussie you wont get all of the references, heck, I’m an Aussie and I’m sure I miss a few, but I wanted to share it anyway. Enjoy!

 

 

11 Comments

  1. Being I’m not an Aussie, I have no understanding of the references. But loving the Australian accent so very much, I just love listening to it. Did you know that you can actually set your iPhone’s Siri to talk with an Australian accent? Well, for you I guess it would just be the normal setting? πŸ˜‰ lol!

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      There are so many different aussie accents I really hope Siri sounds like a bogan! Glad you enjoyed it πŸ™‚

  2. That’s pretty impressive. Even though I didn’t catch a large chunk of them, I could tell the audience was getting him. The ones I did get though were really cool. πŸ˜€

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      There are translations available if you’re really interested. I love the cleverness of it too, glad you liked it πŸ™‚

  3. I think I managed to decipher a full 3% of that, which was more than enough to let me know it was funny. And I can certainly identify with having…uh, what was that?…all over my face. Good on ya for posting this! πŸ™‚

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      Thanks mate, glad you enjoyed it. Glad you’re still breathing too πŸ˜€

  4. The key to understanding it if you’re not a local is actually reading the words not just listening to them. Use google, I’m sure the words will be somewhere. If you can see the words he hyphenates and cuts up to make smaller words you’ll understand the larger word and learn a bit about Australia at the same time.

    Unlike like Scottish or Welsh where once you find the translation booklet you realise they are still talking gibberish, the aussie translation book works πŸ˜›

  5. I still remember watching some live show on VHS he was in back in the early nineties, it was great, I think he started out with the 12th man, or they started out together, brilliant.

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      He wrote this and Billy performed it, that was the hit single. Not sure how much more they did together but both were brilliant!

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