Twitter is a minefield at the moment as Australians have been asking some seriously urgent questions they need answering by us Americans...
And it's seriously put things into perspective!
Because as we all know, the United States and Australia are world's away from one another.
Not only are we almost 10,000 miles apart from each other...
But we also lead very different lives.
So much so...
That many Australian locals have been left with some very pressing questions about life here in the United States.
They've flooded Twitter with questions that they're in desperate need of being answered...
And just wait until you read some of them!
Here they are...
So there is another world outside of the United States?
why do americans think if they are in winter, we are all in winter? i posted a picture referencing the summer heat and some stranger said ‘but we are in winter?’ BITCH who is we? IM in australia. it was ‘egg frying on the pavement’ weather on monday.— E 💋 (@puzzled_nymph) January 14, 2021
It looks like we need to travel more...
Why do Americans always seem to be surprised that things are different outside the US? You all need to travel more. The world is a big, diverse place. Also in Australia Burgerking is called Hungry Jacks. So they have a complicated relationship with food.— Roger Baillie (@RustyRoj) May 4, 2018
Apparently, we've been saying it wrong...
why do americans say australia like that 😕 it’s okay u don’t have to pronounce all the vowels it’s okay !!! /lh— artie (@RANB0AT) February 24, 2021
Okay, do we call pizzas "pies"?! Asking for a friend...
why do americans call pizzas “pies”??? anyone wanna contribute??? help me please. in exchange i might tell you why australians say chinwag— ellie (@trolleythief) October 14, 2019
Politics is a very different thing in Australia...
why do americans make like shrines for trump if someone in australia made a shrine for scomo they’d get bullied for the rest of their life by literally everyone including ppl who support him— alex is in love with ron weasley (@BEF0URLJP) August 20, 2020
Okay, this is a biggie...
Why do Americans have their toilet bowls half filled with water but Australians just have the little bit at the bottom filled?— Kendansky (@KendanLove) February 5, 2017
Another biggie over here...
Why do Americans call the police for everything? In Australia we’d just say “fuck off cunt!!” and keep it moving. https://t.co/nQwubWgb1F— AJ (@ajsmith2369) May 26, 2020
Roads in Australia are huge, FYI.
why do americans complain about having to drive 30mins when i literally drove 25 hours straight for a 1 hour concert,, they should try living in australia damn— bella²⁸ (@yunglwt94) May 11, 2020
As any American citizen will know, cereal is a very big deal in the United States.
I’m perplexed every time a streamer does a cereal tier list. Why do Americans have so much cereal? In Australia u eat weetbix, nutrigrain, cornflakes or ass https://t.co/8ISyo18EFq— El ☾ (@_blu3__) December 19, 2020
We're lucky with our school breaks, we must admit!
why do you americans have such long school breaks. the longest that we get in australia is a little over 1 month, that’s for christmas/new years. like this year for example. i finish school on the 20th of december, then go back on the 28th of january for the new school year— fleur👖 (@fleurintro) December 10, 2019
America definitely wins in the "dangerous animals" department.
Why do Americans say Australia has dangerous animals, when you guys have moose, bears, coyotes and mountain lions.— Venom cat nerd (@dragofelid) October 21, 2020
We're definitely the ones saying it correctly... right?
Why do Americans pronounce parmesan as parmezhaaan? Where does the zh sound come from? It's neither an s/z nor a g as in parmigiano... (In Australia parmesan kind of rhymes with artisan but with a [z])— Brodie | 阿榮 (@luobro) October 13, 2020
It's all about opinions... we suppose?
ok but like why do americans love america so much??? like we are all like yeah australia’s alright eh and americans are like I COULD JIZZ ALL OVER MY COUNTRY even tho america is the worst???— bridget (@deafslag03) July 6, 2020
Yes... why are we so scared of universal health care?
Why do Americans seem to be scared of universal health care. Works perfectly down here in Australia.🇦🇺— Matt Pearson (@mattpearson77) February 13, 2020
The "pineapple on pizza" debate continues...
Why do Americans hate Pineapple on pizza? I thought they invented it? It's a dietary staple here in Australia. Especially in Queensland, where we farm Pineapples 😅— ТΘМΔLТΔСН🎰 (@Tomaltach777) February 3, 2020
So apparently, "Aussie" isn't a thing over in the land down under!
why do americans call australia “aussie”,,, y’all are wildin if you think anyone actually calls it that here— isa (@EDGE0FLUKE) October 15, 2019
Voting is clearly a very different process in other parts of the world...
uhm, why do Americans have to line up for like, 10 fucking hours to vote??? In Australia, it takes about 20-30 mins max...— 🦕 Iluka 🦕 (@goodnightiluka) October 16, 2020
Apparently, it's not called a parm!
why do americans say parm???? it’s parmi you weirdos don’t talk about australia if you’re gonna call it parm - also all you victorians who say parma get outta here— emma (@rxbbitlightning) April 2, 2019
So it's not e-moo?!
Australian here.— How's the serenity... (@HymieHop) August 24, 2020
Why do Americans say "e-moo", instead of "eem-you" for emu?
Its actually thought to be a Portugese word for a large bird, however in Australia, having Americans call it an 'eemoo' is akin to dragging ones fingernails down a blackboard.
Please don't :)
We won't lie, we have some pretty amazing houses over here!
Why do Americans live in houses with huge bedrooms but in Australia it's impossible to fit a bed, a bookshelf and a desk into one room?— Izzy ✨ (@izzys_creek) November 14, 2018
The driving sides of the roads will forever be a mystery to us!
why do americans drive on the opposite side of the road from the uk and australia. why is that even necessary— eva (@ladeneuve) February 6, 2018
Okay, we'll be having no disrespect of the UGG boot today!
Why do Americans like to wear UGGs out in public? It's a shameful thing in Australia! No shade intended to my US friends! Just curious! Haha— Sarah (@palepeachtweets) April 21, 2015
Okay, this is definitely a serious issue and it's something we wish we could answer.
why do americans think australia is scary because of the wildlife when they literally can’t go to fucking school without the threat of a mass shooting— arealglitterfuck (@seigfried011) April 28, 2019
It's called being patriotic!
why do americans pledge allegiance to the flag that so fucking weird imagine if we did that in australia— lily♡hyukjae (@leeshyukjaes) September 16, 2016
Again... we're just super patriotic!
Why do Americans care so much about their national anthem. Most Australians don’t even know the second verse of the Australian anthem— Sam Primer (@SamPrimer) February 5, 2020
Cinnamon rolls are a God-given gift...
why do americans get cinnamon rolls what did australia deserve to not popularise this Gift From God— marnie (@nonbinarylarrie) June 19, 2016
FYI, a blooming onion is basically dish consisting of one large onion which is cut to resemble a flower, battered, and deep-fried.
What the hell is a blooming onion and why do Americans keep associating it with Australia?— dibbo (@LisaDib1) April 20, 2016
It's definitely hot cocoa...
why do americans call is HOT COCOA!!! its hot chocolate in australia here— ✨ Julie ✨ (@Ju1ieCakes) November 28, 2020
Because pumpkin is the best dessert component?
@tylercowen why do Americans eat so much pumpkin in dessert/sweets? I'm in Australia and sweet pumpkin dishes are virtually unheard of here.— Joe Dore (@jdcb4) February 12, 2015
Because they are... aren't they?
no literally why do americans think all australians are chris hemsworth— zoe (@pradabackpack) March 8, 2021
He's called Waldo for a reason, guys!
Why do Americans call him Waldo and Australians call him Wally. Like "where's Waldo" doesn't sound right but "where's Wally" sounds better.— Aussie Hagrid (@HarryRock34) May 11, 2020
Australia was colonized by Britain, FYI.
why do americans think australians sound british like......... are you ok— danielle 🍋✨ (@giorgiovasari2k) August 14, 2019
Maybe because the Australian PM isn't the most likable of people right now?
Why do Americans have Presidents Day? I can jut imagine the reaction from Australians if the Government proposed Prime Ministers Day.— Meaningful Bling💧 (@MeaningfulB) February 20, 2018
The howls of laughter would be heard in Vancouver
Fun fact - Foster's actually isn't an Australian beer!
Australians don't drink this, so why do Americans? pic.twitter.com/JMsuQmtcOF— Dan Clark (@DanClarkSports) August 8, 2016
Kangaroos aren't a mode of transport, it turns out.
why do americans think australians ride on kangaroos everywhere??? yall are so stupid pls educate yourself asap— stovetop ink jet printer (@nothingtxt) December 6, 2014
Australia actually has an extremely rich history!
why do americans know fuck all about australia you guys it’s not that hard— lara (@KY0T0S) March 30, 2019
So, there you have it!
We hope that these Australian folk got the answers they were hoping for!