Would you want to know how other cultures actually see Aussies?
How To Talk Australians, an eight-part online comedy miniseries released back in 2014, attempts to let the Aussies see how other people look at them — in this case, through the eyes of of a call centre back in India.
The fictional Delhi College of Linguistics in India teaches aspiring Australian migrants very important elements of Aussie culture such as lingo and slangs, rhyming and even how to pass the citizenship test.
In case you were wondering, the whole series was directed by Tony Rogers and written by him and Rob Hibbert.
Watch the whole series (each episode taking 6 minutes, more or less) below…
Episode 1: G’DAY KNACKERS
It is “an introduction to the Australian vernacular, with particular emphasis on their penchant for expletives and derogatory put-downs”.
Episode 2: GRUB
This is “a terrifying look at the Aussie diet. Includes an Indian take on ‘How to build your own barbie.’”.
Episode 3: RHYMING SLANG
It is described as “like the mother tongue itself, the Brits invented Rhyming Slang, the Australians have turned it into an art form. From Barry Crocker (shocker) to Germaine Greer (beer). Introduction of ‘Chopper’ the talking cockie.”
Episode 4: FAMOUS AUSTRALIANS
This talks about “truly C-class impersonations of Pauline Hanson and a clumsy re-enactment of a Ned Kelly hold-up. Maharaji Davo takes us through the car used by Mel Gibson in Mad Max. The students also partake in a dress-as-a-famous-Aussie day.”