What’s TABOO? What can you do? What shouldn’t you do? Australian social customs
Does it get you in a spin? And wear you thin? Don’t worry, Dave’s here To let you in On the of Aussie Taboos SECRETS
Relating to friends or workmates 1) Australians (except those in night clubs!) become uncomfortable if you come into their ‘Personal Space’ How close is too close? It depends on the situation You will know as they will seem uncomfortable or will step away from you
Relating to friends or workmates 3) When speaking Australians will make eye contact when listening but when they are speaking they will look away and then look back for a moment 2) When greeting shake hands firmly but not for too long Don’t knock heads!
Relating to friends or workmates 4) When getting to know someone it is considered impolite to ask people’s age, especially women. If you are young and the same age it is ok 5) It is also impolite to ask how much people earn in their job 6) Gifts are normally given as you leave to say thank you!
Relating to friends or workmates Things you can talk about Family Home Sport Hobbies Job Food
In Public 1) People line up in a queue – for almost everything! – bus, bank, tickets 2) Don’t slurp, burp, or spit in public! What if you have to?! Do it discretely 3) Normally the bill is split evenly between people unless it is a special occasion.
In Public 4) Try not to call out in a crowd or have an argument out loud in public Except! At the Sport! Aussies love their sport A Sports Cry!
Aussie Aussie Aussie (Reply) Oi Oi Oi! Aussie (Reply) Oi! Aussie Aussie Aussie (Reply) Oi Oi Oi! x2 x2
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