We just love the Australians for being so open about what they’re going through. Big snakes are widespread in the land of Oz, and you can often find them crawling around town. However, seeing them in galleries or museums is not a sight that you come across very often. Snakes in a gallery could be the plot for a Hollywood blockbuster.
But really, everyday life in Australia deserves a movie in itself, we think. Whoever put up this sign found it very important to share with the potential visitors the reason for the door being locked. Don’t you think that a simple sign with “closed, back in 5” be enough? Couldn’t they spare us from this scary information?
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What we are most afraid of when seeing this sign is that most drivers won't understand what the letter W stands for. So, instead of concentrating on the road, they will start working those brain wheels, trying to figure out what the W in Australia means. Well, what the W means and what the anchor is doing there.
What does W-anchor mean anyway? Oh wait... we think we get it, but It better not mean what we think it means. Either that or it means being a wallaby of a driver. It must be the other thing. Country road, take us home or far, far away from this land.
We all (most of us) care about animals and do everything in our power to protect and not harm them. All zoos worldwide have signs all over, explaining how important it is to respect requests and not feed or trouble the animals. Most people find it hard to follow, and packets of chips and cookies are regularly found hiding in the animal's habitat.
This zoo owner decided to take it one step further. Not only will the animal be sick because of eating junk, but the animal is most likely to eat you. What’s worse, you’re going to make the animal sick so stay away! If you’ve always considered yourself a salty snack, Australians have a way of putting you in your place fast enough.
This sign was found in the magnificent Uluru nature reserve, but one thing was slightly unclear to us. How are we supposed not to take any photos if we're not supposed to enter in the first place? We are all for preserving sacred places and believe that nature must be looked after, but the least these people could do is get their messaging or their order of appearance right.
Look around. There's nothing there to take a picture of. We don't know the standards of photography in Australia, but where we come from, a little bit of color is required.
How many names for the restroom are you familiar with? In Australia, there are several. All English-speaking country visitors have a different way of defining the sacred room, and the Ozzies have decided to adopt them all. We assume this saves them from answering all day long where the ladies, Sheilas', restrooms, and Loos are.
Judging by their state, it might be best to go in a bush! “Blokes” is self-explanatory. Sheila is Australian slang for woman, but not a very kind one from what we gather. We are familiar with most terms here, but can anyone tell me who Dunny is and how he (or she or it) ended up on this list?