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1. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 11y

I loved 4wdnoz's post on the local slang thread "you're not Australian until..." http://www.travellerspoint.com/forum.cfm?thread=4983 Really made me laugh!

Well, I was lying awake the other night and got to thinking how I'd like to see other people's take on this, from different places.

E.g. You know you're really English when....
...you've been to the Costa Del Sol and ordered egg and chips.
...you spent your formative years drinking diamond white in a park.
...you appreciate Blackpool

What are people from your country/region/city really like?!

2. Posted by WeeJoe (Respected Member 336 posts) 11y

I like this idea Liz.

You can claim to be Irish when:

(As a child)

1, You've pretended a hurling stick was a gun.
2, You can wear a t-shirt in sub-zero temperatures.
3, Your Da won't eat Pasta or Rice.
4, Every woman over the age of 30 can act as your Ma if required to do so.

(As a youth)

1, You've drank Poitin (either stolen or given to you by your favourite uncle(much better)).
2, You drink with the Priest, the Doctor and your old headmaster and are on first name terms with all three.
3, Your Da seems to be addicted to Boiled Potato's and Bolognese sauce.
4, You have 35 nieces and nephews by the age of 20.

(Middle-Age)

1, You spend most of your time telling lies to children.
2, You won't let your kids pretend that their Hurling stick is a gun.
3, You've realised that Guinness and Oysters (together), big scratchy pullovers and landscape paintings are for tourists only as you have regretted buying all three.
4, You've given Poitin to your favourite nephew.
5, You have 5,000 immediate relatives.

(Old-Age)
1, You wear a tweed cap with a suit.
2, Water in whiskey is something to be ashamed of.
3, You only tell stories that end with the opening line of a song.
4, Only small children seem to be able to understand you.
5, You try pasta for the first time.

3. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Hmmm...

You know you're from Montreal when:

  • You can have a perfectly coherent conversation in two languages, and not even realize it.
  • Whenever people pronounce it "Mahntreal", you know they're from somewhere else, and try very hard to surpress the need to point it out.
  • Talking about the weather is a real, bonafide and very stimulating conversation.
  • You compare everyone else's weather to your own ("What? Only minus 20? You should see our winters...")
4. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 11y

well...you know your really a true English person when you go out get totally drunk and even the police give you funny looks! he! he!

it had to be said, but we english certainly know how to have fun out on the town!

5. Posted by travelover (Respected Member 494 posts) 11y

Agreed Tina! Also, to add to the list:

  • You have an unexplainable hatred for Toronto (especially its nightlife)

You know your a true Canadian if...

  • You've had a BeaverTail (don't be afraid people, it's a pastry not the actual tail!)
  • You say eh alot (and only realize when people point it out)
  • You've sewn a Canadian flag on your pack while backpacking
  • You miss Tim Horton's coffee when travelling
6. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 11y

Quoting lil j

well...you know your really a true English person when you go out get totally drunk and even the police give you funny looks! he! he!

it had to be said, but we english certainly know how to have fun out on the town!

Except not past 11 it seems That got us stuck a few times in London - all pubs were shut when we wanted to have some fun.. grrr.. Still, it seems that the English prefer to start drinking right after work, so by 11 they are pretty schnozzled..

As for Melbourne; You know you're from Melbourne when you become obsessed with the superiority of Melbourne over Sydney :)

7. Posted by michellemm (Full Member 109 posts) 11y

Well, let me think....

You know you're a true Brazilian when...

...as soon as you listen to a nice song you start drumming on the table.
...you have a joke about everything.
...people (Brazilians) always find a "little" way to help you out, no matter what.

Cheers!!!

Michelle

8. Posted by mugen (Inactive 50 posts) 11y

Hee hee, Wee Joe, thats hillarious about Irish people. My boyfriend is from Derry, i've been there a few times too. Ireland is great and so are the Irish! i find it so funny that he has about 60 cousins - i've only got 10!