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melhelkway

  1 month ago

American shares the four everyday things that baffle him about life Down Under..

An American man living in Australia, shared a video to TikTok detailing the four (4) things he can’t wrap his head around. Road rules featured prominently in his list.

First, he said that we have no turn at a red light. He reckons traffic would flow freer if cars could turn left at red lights. What he’s trying to say is that, in America, they have right on red, however, in Australia, there’s no left on red.

He also mentioned that the majority of intersections here in Australia forbid drivers from turning left on a red light. Some do allow drivers to turn provided they come to a complete stop first.

Well, I don’t drive, so I don’t really know what to say. Maybe some of you can explain to me or to him.

Also, he said that roads are so small but somehow 18-wheelers manoeuvre these things like it’s a Nascar race. I think I know why? It’s because Aussie’s are good drivers.. Right?!

This man also criticised how Aussie’s pronounce the word Nissan. He said, in America, “we have nee-sahn, as in the car manufacturer and I don’t understand how Aussie’s pronounce this as Nissan?” Now, what ?! Who’s pronouncing it right?

Then he went on talking about a game and he said, Americans call it “rock-paper-scissors” and Aussies call it as “scissors-paper-rock” and it puzzles him why Aussies call it like that.

My answer to this?! Who cares?! I can call the game the way I want plus the Aussie way sounds better than their way. It proves that Aussie English is more sophisticated than American English. My opinion.

Anyway, his video has been viewed more than 233,000 times in only 20 hours. It drawn mixed reactions with a majority of people thinking about the order of “rock-paper-scissors”. What a waste of time!

Good Tolunian drivers.. what do you think of this bizarre talk from our alliance.

Comment if you wish.
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mytitsmyass

  1 month ago
Yes Reply
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KT051

  1 month ago
I like how we do things here. Reply
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achatterjee4

  1 month ago
Yes, but no comments. Reply
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Fatimah900

  1 month ago
He can go back home, simple!! Reply
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Fatimah900

  1 month ago
He can go back home!! Who cares how scissors paper rock is big whoop Reply
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Fatimah900

  1 month ago
He can go back home. Simple!! For scissors paper rock um.. who bloody cares Reply
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Ineedcoffee

  1 month ago
he is so wrong on nissan, so bloody wrong.
ive always called it rock-paper-scissors
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rolfie13

  1 month ago
They drive on the wrong side of the road anyway, think that the world revolves around them and they elected Donald Trump as a president.
I rest my case.
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CindyN

  1 month ago
I married an American, and we still find differences in pronounciation to words and brands all the time. And movie titles are named something else in America too. Eg. Flying High....Americans called it Airport.....Expressions are another that we are constantly coming across.....Hubby was heading out with the boys and I asked him next morning how did he pull up....he replied "I beg your pardon. Are you asking me about masturbation?" I just asked him and he replied Rock Paper Scissors. Must depend what part of America you are from. Reply
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CILLY0

  1 month ago
As a driver I have to say you are right when you think we drive on the right due to British influence which is also in India and I think Canada all being commonwealth countries. There are many turn left on a red light if it is safe to do so, so he is whinging. We do have smaller highways than in the USA but they are much larger than the UK roads and yes our Semi drivers [18 wheelers] are really great drivers.
As for the game - I have heard it called both ways, and don't care as I don't play it.
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