Australians are usually humble, very welcoming, polite and seek contact when meeting strangers. Don't be surprised when strangers greet you, look you in the eye, and start a conversation with you in situations that you might never have expected someone to do in your home country. Australians are known for their relaxed and relaxed attitude to life, and this is true, at least to a certain extent. You're likely to meet some locals who relax and take the time to enjoy life.
This is particularly true in “the jungle”: rural areas of the country and in surfing communities such as Byron Bay or Noosa. On a Wednesday night in North Sydney, my entire office left work early to go bowling barefoot in the summer sun. It's an Australian, relaxed version of traditional grass bowls, so when it was the boss's round to buy drinks, he would just call a substitute. While Dave was at the bar (no sir, no sir, just “Dave”), teammates in their twenties were openly mocking his game with their suit pants rolled up, a joke that only grew stronger when he returned with a tray full of cold beers and joined the joke.
We may have been to the second oldest bowling club in New South Wales, but there were no stiff white jackets. Not all Australians are like Steve Irwin or Crocodile Dundee, but it might surprise you sometimes that even modern, urban locals feel very relaxed about what you might consider a dangerous or uncomfortable situation, or will be rude in the face of illness or injury. Feeling relaxed and at ease, it would be easy to say that the stereotype is totally true: that Australians are relaxed and not just look that way. The harsh conditions of the colonists' era also influenced Australians' dry, self-deprecating and sarcastic sense of humor.
But I wanted to know where these aspects of Australian culture come from. What is it that makes Australians so relaxed, or at least seem so?. You might have an image of the typical Australian as a wheat farmer or rancher who lives on a huge property in the middle of nowhere, working hard under the scorching sun day in and day out. This, according to Dr.
Luckins, together with an abundance of free time and a favourable climate, contribute to the relaxed attitude of Australians. Anyone who has watched an AFL (Australian Football League) game will know how tough Australians are. It's also what makes it acceptable to greet the Queen with a “good day”; while the British might have been appalled and appalled by it, most Australians praised Lillee as a true Australian. Lying on the beach in Pambula, I heard some local bare-chested fishermen talking in the kind of jargon you have to be Australian to understand, as they passed by “arvo tinnies” (beer cans in the afternoon) and they were talking about that guy who got a little too “aggressive” (aggressive) at the bar last night.
Australians have long been known for having a relaxed and informal attitude to life, everywhere, from the bowling clubs of Sydney to the stools in the Outback's pubs and the surf beaches of Victoria. Although the relaxed attitude is still an important element of the country's culture, today many Australians are motivated and hardworking with very busy lives, just like in the United Kingdom, Europe or the United States. However, 85% of Australians live on the coast and 67% of the country's total population lives in the country's eight capitals. While finding humor in difficult circumstances is considered in many countries to be in bad taste, Australians tend to look on the bright side.
It is also believed that the informal way in which Australians use language, using “ockerisms” (an ocker is an uneducated Australian) and abbreviations, comes from the time of the inmates. In The Australian Language, philologist Sidney Baker writes that “no other class would have a better talent for inventing new terms that adapt to their new living conditions”. .