The 10 most Australian values that make Australia so valuable

최근 말콤 턴불 (Malcolm Turnbull) 총리는 시민권 시험 기준이 획기적으로 변경될 예정이라고 발표했습니다.

특히 앞으로의 시민권 시험은 ‘호주인들의 가치관’을 얼마나 이해하고 있는 지 여부를 시험하는 방향으로 바뀔 것이라고 강하게 주장했었죠.

그렇다면 도대체 호주인들의 특별한 가치관에는 어떻것들이 있을까요?

1. The gift of the nature strip

You can take anything you like from the nature strip.

Generations of Australians have been raised to cherish the principle that when you don’t need something anymore — be it kitchen appliance, games console or lounge suite — you chuck it on the grass out the front: and anyone who happens to be passing and sees something they fancy is free to grab it.

Council regulations might say otherwise, but the freedom to gather up strangers’ garbage whenever opportunity knocks is a vital Australian value and one we do well to safeguard.

2. The front seat
The front seat is the proper place to sit in a taxi.

I grew up watching American movies and TV shows where people always jumped in the back of cabs, but when it came time for me to catch a taxi, the back seat never felt right, and with good reason: I am an Australian, and the Australian way to ride in a cab is up front next to the driver.

We do not do this because it is pleasant. No, we do it simply because it is right. Because we live our egalitarian ideals every day and in every way, particularly those ways that are insignificant and objectively meaningless.

3. Hating/respecting authority

Australians are resolutely committed to calling themselves anti-authoritarian.

It is every Australian’s moral duty to declare, with great frequency and volume, how much we as a people hate authority and define ourselves by our rebellious free-spirited nature.

However, to be truly Australian it is important that these declarations are never put into practice: real Australians respect authority with a zealot’s passion, and demand harsh punishments for those who defy it. As long as these demands are punctuated by the aforementioned proclamations of our anti-authoritarian nature, Australianness is maintained.

4. Democracy sausages
Australians think mentioning sausages on election day is hilarious. It may be a uniquely Australian value to stage sausage sizzles at polling places.

But it’s definitely a great Australian value to mark every state or federal election with incessant references to “democracy sausages” and a deep, unshakeable belief that every single one of these references is 24-carat comedy gold.

5. A sport obsession
We believe ourselves to be unusually obsessed with sport.

Whether lauding our religious devotion to sport or decrying it, all Australians are united in the belief that our national obsession is uniquely overwhelming.

It is a wonderful Australian value to think nobody loves sport as much as us. Or to put it another way, it is a wonderful Australian value to have never heard of the NBA, the NFL, or soccer.

6. A love of (TV) democracy
We are profoundly democratic. So committed to participatory democracy are we that our most prestigious entertainment award, the Gold Logie, is won on the basis of a public vote.

The Gold Logie is awarded to the “Most Popular Personality”, and can be won by anyone, regardless of ability, accomplishment, or whether they’ve actually been on TV that year or not.

As long as they get the votes, they get the gold — no country is so invested in the democratic process for popular personality determination.

In political terms, we’re a bit more ambivalent, but in TV awards, our love of democracy is absolute.

7. Americanism

We can’t stand Americanism. We are a proud people who resent US cultural imperialism, and apart from music, television, movies, clothes and food, we reject the empty glamour of the Yanks.

8. Creativity

We are deeply suspicious of imagination. When it comes to chants at sporting events, a simple, “Aussie Aussie Aussie! Oi oi oi!” will do.

We designed our flag by copying another country’s flag and drawing a picture of the sky. And we make Neighbours.

Creativity is not something encouraged in the Australian psyche, and anyone who allows themselves to imagine things unseen and dream of things unknown cannot reasonably expect a comfortable place in Australian society.

From the music of AC/DC to the exquisite simplicity of the pub parma, Australians pride themselves on just how far inside the box their thinking is. Other countries can run around being fancy: it’s not our way.

9. Reasons for a day off

We want a day off. As Australians, we are heirs to a magnificent birthright: to take a day off from work for literally any reason.

Reasons for an Australian to miss work include: religious holidays; historical commemorations; a weekday falling between a weekend and a religious holiday or historical commemoration; a weekday falling before or after a weekend that has a religious holiday or historical commemoration on the other side of it; the fake birthday of a Queen; a horse race; a football game being on tomorrow; feeling a bit sick; getting to bed late the night before; missing a train; needing a haircut; noticing it’s a lovely day outside and why not go to the beach; having a big breakfast; and being unemployed.

No other country works as hard at coming up with reasons to skip work, because no other country deserves a day off as much as we do.

10. Larrikins?

We are larrikins. Nobody knows what this means, but we definitely are.

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시드니에서 너무 맛있는 고깃집 발견
웨스트 라이드 스테이션 바로 앞에 the barn 이라는 집인데 한번 먹어보고 반해서 지인들과 일주일에 한번씩은 꼭 가서 먹는 곳 ><기본 반찬부터 항상 다르고 진짜 넘 위생적이여서 더 좋은집 ㅠㅠ 그리고 사장님들이 잘생기셨다 근데 그만큼 진짜 맛보장이 되는 그냥 말이 필요없다 가격도 다른 고깃집비해 너무 저렴하고 사랑에 빠져 버렸다 ㅎㅎ진짜 먹자마자 욕나오게 맛있는 ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ그리고 정말 좋은건 고기를 못 구워도 된다 친절하게 다 맛있게 구워 주신다 ㅠㅠ 태워먹을일이 없어용 너무 감사드립니다 (__)구워주시면 옆에서 신나게 먹기만 하면 된다 더 이상 할 말이 없는 맛집 시드니 맛집 강력 추천이다 주소는 1/14 W Parade, West Ryde NSW 2114 Australia 트레인 타고 가실땐 웨스트 라이드 역에서 내리시면 바로 앞에 있어요 ㅎㅎ
진짜 너무 맛있는 꽃살 가격이 21불인가 22불 진짜 녹는다 녹아


육회 그냥 말이 필요 없다


또 꽃살 ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ 꽃살맛에 빠져 가면 항상 꽃살부터…


요줌 빠져버린 갈비탕 진짜 전문집보다 해장부터 속이 든든해진다 이건 맨날 포장까지 .. 가격도 너무 싸다..10불 인걸로 기억 아 또 먹고싶다


고기먹으면 냉면은 4불 큰 냉면도 팔지만 항상 양이 넘 많아서 남기는데 4불냉면 나오고 나서부터는 딱 알맞은 양 마지막에 입가심으루 쨩쨩


한창 세트메뉴 둘이서 먹는데 항상 배가 터지는..셋이 가서 먹어도 배가 꽝꽝 찬다 근데 너무 맛있어 계속 들어가 ㅜㅜ


잡채를 너무 좋아해서 어디가서 잡채는 항상 시켜먹지만 여기는 잡채안에 고기도 불맛부터 난다 사장님이 손이 크신가…대식가인 나도 하나 다 못먹는 엄청난 양


진짜 너무 매콤한게 먹고 싶을때 매운 갈비찜 매운 맛 조절 가능해서 항상 매운거 못먹는 찡찡언니야랑 가서도 호로록


또 세트메뉴 ㅋㅋㅋㅋ알차게 먹고 싶을땐 항상 세트메뉴 가격도 저렴하고 양도 많고 ㅋㅋㅋㅋ우삼겹의 맛을 이 메뉴를 통해서 알았다지? ㅎㅎ


찌개는 별로 안 좋아 하지만 여기 된장찌개 장난없다 엄청 진한 된장 무슨 된장을 쓰는걸까? 한국보다 더 맛나


꽃등심 장난없는 맛


항정살과 잡채 ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ진짜 이조합은 끝난다 정말


마지막으루 소갈비찜 엄청 매운맛 유리 찡찡이 언니도 열심히 찍고 있군 ㅋㅋㅋ기본 반찬 세팅은 항상 다르긴 하지만 진짜 메뉴 나오기전에 다 싹쓸이하고 계속 리필 ㅋㅋㅋㅋ


마감때까지 먹다가 너무 분위기 있어보이길래 ㅋㅋㅋ

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