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What are the "only in X country" things of your countries?

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<a href="/en/translator/michealt" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1222532">michealt</a>
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Lenka Arya Gurinova wrote:
michealt wrote:

Unique sound "ř" ??? I guess you know no Gàidhlig and no Gaeilge.

No I don't, but I was listening to it and didn't hear any sound that would be similar to ř. However, Polish people have rz, but it's not the same.

Well, there are so may ways of pronouncing Gaeilge (Irish) that you have to be listening to the right person to hear it.
In Gàidhlig (Scottish) most people who speak the North Hebridean dialect or live in the northern parrts of the South Hebridean dialect area pronounce r in the sequence "irde" or "irte" (where the d or t is the boundary between the first and second syllables of the word) or "ird"/"irt" (at the end of a single syllable word) in a way that sounds (to me) like Czech "r" follwed by Czech "ř". But I guess that it may not sound like "r ř" to a Czech.
(I know practically no Czech, and hardly ever hear any, but one of my daughters-in-law was born and brought up Czech so I hear the "ř" from her quite often.)

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<a href="/en/translator/swedens0ur" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1334503">swedensour</a>
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Only in Australia Regular smile

Don't watch if you don't like spiders.

This Macca's sign

It's really not hard to find "only in Australia" content. As an immigrant to Australia it's definitely a culture shock. But to be honest, there's a lot of good stuff here that's very unique. The stereotypical weird stuff tends to happen in the outback in the Northern Territory, I haven't really seen much weird stuff in Sydney.

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<a href="/en/translator/swedens0ur" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1334503">swedensour</a>
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Only in Australia, things I found interesting as a foreigner:
- The slang: brekkie, arvo, maccas, bottle-o, Brizzie, grog, cbs (pronounced "ceebs), Straya, footy, avo, etc
- drop bears
- vegemite and cheese flavoured crackers
- you don't even see kangaroos that much if you live in the city, but they're so damn cute. Aggressive if you get too close, though
- Sydney has a MASSIVE cockroach problem Sad smile
- universities have bars
- horrible internet
- bilingual signs everywhere in english and persian, english and turkish, english and chinese, english and korean, chinese and vietnamese, english and arabic, english and turkish, etc.
- no one actually says "shrimp on the barbie," Aussies don't even say "shrimp," they say "prawn."
- curb (like the one that you park against), is spelled kerb
- THE ACCENTS
- there's a clause in the australian constitution that includes New Zealand as one of the territories and that if New Zealand ever wants to, they can join Australia at any time.
- there's a town where people live underground because it's so hot.
- sprite and lemon-lime sodas are called lemonade
- There's a hardware store that sells sausages on Saturdays but people started getting upset because the onions would fall off their sausages and other people would slip on them
-Slip-slop-slap
- chicken salt is the best seasoning,
- fights about whether or not fairy bread tastes good.
- the rivalry between Sydney and Melbourne in basically everything
- the emu war, where Australians fought against emus and lost
- Golden Gaytime ice cream bars
- a politician in queensland said some really awful stuff and a teenager egged him and everyone declared the kid as a hero
- you can't even go to the beach sometimes because the jellyfish in this country will kill you
- the huge spider thing is true but so far the only place I've seen one is at the zoo, I don't think they live in the cities
- sometimes they drink alcohol out of their shoe for some reason ???

I know there's a lot here but I hope it helps Regular smile and if anyone has any questions, you can ask. Regular smile

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<a href="/en/translator/zarina01" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1295512">Zarina01</a>
Joined: 13.06.2016

They eat pork and drink alcohol in Bahrain too!

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<a href="/en/translator/zarina01" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1295512">Zarina01</a>
Joined: 13.06.2016

You guys have a 3 DAY WEEKEND!!!!???? That's not fair!

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<a href="/en/translator/zarina01" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1295512">Zarina01</a>
Joined: 13.06.2016

It's like that in England, Bolivia and Brazil too.

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<a href="/en/translator/jadis" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1387945">Jadis</a>
Joined: 01.07.2018

I've heard that in Australia, those who do not die of heat and drought perish in floods (or skin cancer, true - or sometimes in collisions with kangaroos). Doesn't look too cool. I think I'll stay home. Confused smile

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<a href="/en/translator/swedens0ur" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1334503">swedensour</a>
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It does flood a bit but not too badly in Sydney so I don't know a whole lot about if people actually die from flooding. And as long as you don't piss off the kangaroos they won't hurt you, as with many animals. People sometimes try too much to interact with animals and it's their downfall. Sad smile They also get hit by cars a lot which is harmful to both the animals and the people. The skin cancer thing is very scary. Overall, as someone who moved here with previously no desire to travel here, I very much enjoy Australia in comparison to the USA, and Sydney avoids a lot of the crap that most of the rest of the country has to deal with.

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