- When want to describe something as being very large or fast or (insert adjective), Australians will say that the something is 'large as'. For example, in Robin's ballet class, the teacher told the class "If you want to jump high as, then you need to ...". Not "jump as high as say.... a walalbee" just 'jump high as'.
- Grocery trolleys with pivotable wheels on all four corners. Work those abs while filling that trolley!
- Pronouncing Bianca to rhyme with Sanka, you know the pretend coffee, with a short 'a'. Similarly Tanya is pronounced like the word 'tan' in America with the short 'a'. Gives Michele shivers everytime she hears either of these words.
- Drink Driving checks (DUI checks) at 3 pm in the afternoon.
- light switches that are 'off' in the up position and 'on' in the down position.
- In the grocery store, paper towels, serviettes and tissues are in three entirely different parts of the store even though essentially any one of these could do the job of all three.
- We've gotten used to the tastiness of Tasty cheese. But Strong and Bitey cheese? What? Note: the Strong and Bitey cheese turned out to be quite good! Equivalent of an extra sharp cheddar I think.
- Christmas cards with snow scenes even though it is 34˚ (93˚ F) outside.
I'm sure there are others. Maybe Chris and Pamela can add a few to this list. Greg and Katie will probably add a few more when they are in a few weeks.