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Old 12-20-2008, 02:43 PM
 
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hi!
well I was wondering what were the main differences between US and Aus. cultures? I mean, food, people's habits, places, jobs, social security, accommodations, wages, weather, driving distances/ variety of landscapes, TV, clichés about people... etc... well u get it! thx a lot and please don't be nasty try to be objective^^! XOXO
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Old 12-20-2008, 03:22 PM
 
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Except the financial industry Americans work longer hours and have shorter holidays, otherwise many British friends felt the lifestyle in Sydney (Melbourne less, although it could be compared to San Francisco) is much more like USA than UK. I found the women to be more similar to Americans too. Much more forward.

The Australian climate is obviously not as diverse as USA.
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Old 12-20-2008, 06:06 PM
 
Location: US
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Everyone in Australia is named Sheila or Bruce. They swill a lot of lager and groceries are really expensive.
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Old 12-20-2008, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Sometimes Miami sometimes Australia
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Except the financial industry Americans work longer hours and have shorter holidays, otherwise many British friends felt the lifestyle in Sydney (Melbourne less, although it could be compared to San Francisco) is much more like USA than UK. I found the women to be more similar to Americans too. Much more forward.

The Australian climate is obviously not as diverse as USA.
We are basically culturally american. We just need the guns. most of our pop culture is American, its not too different from the USA there.
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Old 12-20-2008, 09:46 PM
 
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Americans think Paul Hogan talks funny. Australians think George Bush talks funny. That's about the only....(pause)...I'll have to re-think this post. Stand by, please......
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Old 12-20-2008, 09:55 PM
 
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I would say Australians depsite living in the other side of the world are more culturally similar to WASP Americans

Last edited by Cornerguy1; 12-20-2008 at 11:29 PM.. Reason: off topic material removed
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Old 12-22-2008, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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Americans think Paul Hogan talks funny. Australians think George Bush talks funny. That's about the only....(pause)...I'll have to re-think this post. Stand by, please......
americans also think george bush talks funny :P
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Old 12-25-2008, 12:05 AM
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Location: Houston, TX
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all i can say during my visit there is that when you go to the malls, it looks like you're in the USA but the sounds are Australian...
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Old 12-25-2008, 02:54 AM
 
Location: rural east coast Australia
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My ex-US friends who live here tell me that no tipping, free public hospital care and good coffee are the three most noticeable things.
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Old 12-25-2008, 03:06 AM
 
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Australia just might be America Light: without the need for a humongous military, it can afford more government welfare programs. That aside, it's pretty similar: old social conservatives, young urban liberals, relatively free economy, college sports, the car culture, "under-privileged" minority groups, declining manufacturing base, etc. Plus kangaroos, the Queen, Vietnamese / Indonesian immigrants, and Vegemite. Ohh, the Vegemite...
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