Aussie Aussie Aussie! (Oi Oi Oi!)*

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*"Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi" is a cheer or chant often performed at Australian sport events.
The full version of the chant, as heard prior to a free outdoor concert at the time of the Sydney 2000 Olympics and quoted by Luba Vangelova of CNNSI,is as follows:
Man: "Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!"
Crowd: "Oi! Oi! Oi!"
Man: "Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!"
Crowd: "Oi! Oi! Oi!"
Man: "Aussie!"
Crowd: "Oi!"
Man: "Aussie!"
Crowd: "Oi!"
Man (faster): "Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!"
Crowd (equally fast): "Oi! Oi! Oi!"

The chant was widely used during the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, being heard at many public entertainment venues and also on public transport. The chant came to be commonly heard at international sporting events where an Australian team was a competitor.


In honour of Australia Day I’m going to clear up a few things about Australian travel. Yes, ok, I haven’t written in a while, like a true Aussie I’ve done bugger all, but we’re back and the best country in the world is on the agenda…

  #1 Australia is not a death trap. Well, mostly.
  Ok sure, if you bleed out in the ocean at the crack of dawn you’ll get eaten by a shark, or don’t wear sunscreen you’ll burn to a crisp. And of course if you go playing around in the bush or under rocks you may face the dreaded snake or spider bite, but let’s face it, if you started poking around in my place uninvited I’d probably bite you too. The point is, if you leave animals in their natural habitat, use your street smarts, and pay attention to warning signs like “Danger: Crocodiles in River” or “Swim Between the Flags at the Beach so the Lifeguards Can See You”, you will (should) be fine. 
  And when you start to compare Australian animals to the likes of tigers, anacondas, piranhas, lions, hippos and bears, we're really not that bad. I mean, come on, this is our bear... 
 #2 You Cannot Travel Australia in a Couple of Days.
  I’m serious. Pull out a great big map of the world. Find Australia (it’s in the South. Kind of looks like a small, lopsided Africa). Now compare it to other countries… There’s Russia, Canada, USA, China, Brazil, then AUSTRALIA. Out of 193 recognised countries in the whole world, Australia is the 6th largest. The UK fits into Australia 32 times. The Queensland floods of 2011 spanned an area larger than that of Germany and France combined. Basically Europe fits into Australia.
  You’d need a good 5 or 6 weeks to get around Australia, and that’s if you don’t really want to spend more than a few days in any one place. You’d also want to have a fair bit of money for flights. Even if you wanted to drive everywhere, 80 percent of Australia is arid or semi-arid desert, leaving little in the way of scenery or, you know, basic survival. Check out here for more info on Australian tours, itinerary ideas and generally getting around.
  #3 Australians Are NOT New Zealanders. And no, New Zealanders, we don’t want to be.
  In fact, the countries harbour few similarities:
-       Australia has a hot, flat, dry, harsh landscape. New Zealand has a mountainous, green, temperate one.
-       Australia has a whole bunch of weird, unique animals not found anywhere else in the world. New Zealand has sheep.
-       Australians think they can play rugby. New Zealanders can actually play rugby.
-       Australians use the full extent of the 5 vowels in their vocabulary. New Zealanders basically use just one vowel.
-       Australians talk about how tough they are. New Zealand has the Haka.
-       Australia invented Pavlova, even though New Zealand think they did.
And so it goes on…
  #4 G’Day Mate. Means “hello”.
And a few other language clarifications…
-       In the Australian version of English “Thongs” are flip flops - “g-strings” are thongs | “pants” are trousers, “undies” are pants | “condoms” are rubbers, “rubbers” are erasers | “capsicums” are peppers, “pepper” is, well, pepper…
-       “She’ll be right” and “No worries mate” means “It’s ok”.
-       “D’youse wanna have some beer’n sangas before the footy thesarvo?” Roughly translates into “Would you fine gentlemen care to join me in some beers and sandwiches (usually sausage sandwiches) before the football (usually rugby league or Aussie rules football) commences this afternoon?”
-       If you’re name is longer than a syllable, all syllables will henceforth be removed from the first one and replaced with “azza”. For example “Sharyn” will become “Shazza”, “Barry” will become “Bazza”. If you’re name is just one syllable, it will be extended to include the second syllable of either “o” or “y”. For example, “John” will become “Johnno”, “Barnes” will become “Barnesy”. Just roll with it…
(from Amanda's blog)