An American nutritionist has the bizarre Australian & # 39; habits & # 39; enumerated that she gained while living in the country for 12 months.
Emily Keefe moved from Boston to Melbourne, Australia in 2018 to work as a school teacher when she experienced a culture shock.
The 24-year-old, known as Healthy Emmie on YouTube, said she is the & # 39; unique & # 39; Australia's habits until they moved back to the US.
& # 39; I spent a year of my life in Melbourne, I learned that I have picked up many Australian habits and I didn't realize it until I returned to the United States and fooled myself, "she said in her latest YouTube video.
& # 39; So today I am going to share with you the Australian habits that I gained when I was in Australia. & # 39;
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Emily Keefe (photo) moved from Boston to Melbourne, Australia in 2018 to work as a school teacher when she experienced a culture shock
Instead of referring to the & # 39; toilet & # 39; or & # 39; bathroom & # 39 ;, Australians tend to apologize for the & # 39; toilet & # 39 ;.
& # 39; First and foremost is the use of the word & # 39; toilet & # 39 ;. In Australia, everyone says instead of & # 39; bathroom & # 39 ;, & # 39; toilet & # 39 ;, & # 39; said Emily.
& # 39; As a teacher, I would get the question every seven seconds & # 39; Miss I may go to the toilet & # 39; and because the word & # 39; toilet & # 39; was just the word that was used, it was the word that i started using.
& # 39; Then I came back … it's just uncomfortable if you use the word & # 39; & # 39; used in the United States … I don't know it just comes out of your mouth. & # 39;
The American nutritionist summed up the bizarre Australian & # 39; habits & # 39; which she gained during her stay here
In Australia, the term & # 39; count & # 39; just a synonym for & # 39; thinking & # 39; but is only used when asking for an opinion on something.
& # 39; The word & # 39; count & # 39 ;, I love this word. This word is perfect. But where I come from Boston like "math" – that's not a word but it's the perfect word, & Emily said.
& # 39; I spoke to my father about Australian taxes and I thought, "How much do you think I will pay?" Before I said it, I felt I didn't want to sound like "oh my god, I'm using the word" count "- but it's the perfect word. & # 39;
Emily admitted she couldn't think of a better word to count & # 39; count & # 39; to replace.
& # 39; Do you know what? I go for it, the word "count" is officially in my vocabulary. Thanks Australia for having such an incredible word, & she said.
The 24-year-old said she didn't realize Australia's habits until she moved back to the US
Walking on the left
Australians walk on the left side of the footpath.
& # 39; In addition to driving on the left side of the road in Australia, you also walk to the left of people, & # 39; Emily discovered.
& # 39; So if you pass someone in the United States, you would pass them and stay on their right – but in Australia you will pass them the same the way you drive.
& # 39; So when I run, I always pass people and I always go to the left, because you do that in Australia.
& # 39; It's amazing that I didn't get concussions and broken noses from all the people I almost bumped into when I came back to the United States because I was so used to running on the left side of people
& # 39; I came back to the United States and had to walk to the right of people. & # 39;
Emily said that when she lived in Melbourne, she used the term & # 39; toilet & # 39; found it strange because in America she & # 39; bathroom & # 39; to mention
Although Australia invented Wi-Fi, in previous years the country is notoriously known for its sad internet speed.
& # 39; Australia I love you, I love you, I love you, this has nothing to do with you, it's not me, it's me and it's my dependence on good WiFi
& # 39; Because you mean WiFi, listen to Australia, you're great, but the WiFi in Australia is crap, I'm sorry, I love you Australia, you're incredible, I say it until the cows come home, but the WiFi is a no-go. & # 39;
At road crossings in Australia, pedestrians hear a familiar sound signal that sounds when it is time to cross at a traffic light. However, this sound does not exist in America.
Emily said that when she lived in Melbourne, she heard she could cross the roads safely every time she heard the & # 39; pedestrian crossing noise & # 39; heard.
& # 39; I got so used to it that I heard the noises when I returned to the US, I pressed the pedestrian crossing, I just stood around looking around and I missed my chance to cross because there is no pedestrian crossing in the United States, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; When you hear the sound (in Melbourne), you start walking, but when I came back to the United States, and it wasn't anymore, I wasn't a crossing woman. & # 39;
After returning to the US, Emily said she continued to go to the wrong side of the driver's seat of the car
The driver's seat is on the right
Drivers in Australia drive on the left side of the road so that they are on the right side of the car.
& # 39; I kept walking to the wrong side of the car to get to the driver's seat in the United States because I was so used to the driver's seat being on the other side, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; I will also admit that when I first hit the road in the United States, we were on the right side.
& # 39; But that took me a while to walk to the right side of the car, I was so used to going to the left side of the car to get in the car – but it's not how we get it in America to do. & # 39;
Tap debit cards
Customers can easily tap their bank card or credit card & # 39; & # 39; to pay for things instead of putting them in the machine before they follow the steps to make purchases.
& # 39; We don't tap in the United States, we're not as cool as you are Australia, & # 39; said Emily.
& # 39; When I arrived in Australia, I had something like & # 39; oh, I don't have that capacity & # 39 ;. But my card had the chip and there was the bet and so it seemed like I was entering my card like a crazy person that I discovered I
& # 39; But then I realized: "Oh my god, I can tap my card", so I started tapping my card everywhere … I was in the habit of tapping my card.
& # 39; Then I came back to the United States, I had to go back to the old-fashioned type of chip in your pin code as a farmer that I am. & # 39;
Emily said the word & # 39; count & # 39; her favorite vocabulary was because she can't think of anything better to use instead
International telephone calls
Mobile subscriptions in Australia are relatively cheap, with great offers such as unlimited text messages and even international phone calls.
"I paid $ 60 a month for my plan in Australia and I had unlimited international calls, it was sick," she said.
& # 39; When I returned to the United States, I don't have unlimited international calls … I don't actually have international calls.
& # 39; I called Australia to arrange my speed violations and tried to find out my speed violations. I got my phone bill with an extra $ 50 for the five minutes I called to Australia because I forgot that I no longer had the plan. & # 39;
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