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Old 05-18-2018, 11:29 AM
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I have applied from the US (Michigan). Sorry I didn't actually state that. Since I'm a new member, I can't display a flag yet.
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Medical & Police Reports: November 2017 (unasked)
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Old 05-18-2018, 01:11 PM
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My husband and his family say "reckon" and "heaps" ALL the time. My favorite word though is knickers instead of underwear lol. Also footpath instead of sidewalk is strange to me. I miss hearing the aussie slang every day. It's been over a year now since I left Australia

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Old 05-18-2018, 01:45 PM
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My husband and his family say "reckon" and "heaps" ALL the time. My favorite word though is knickers instead of underwear lol. Also footpath instead of sidewalk is strange to me. I miss hearing the aussie slang every day. It's been over a year now since I left Australia
Agreed on footpath! Sidewalk is one word I won't give up though, lol. I do use car park instead of parking lot now, but still think it sounds like I'm dropping the car off to have a play with all the other cars at the playground 😂. Aussies seem to get a kick out of my calling them tomAtoes instead of tomAHtoes. I just ask why they call them potAtoes instead of potAHtoes.

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Old 05-18-2018, 03:00 PM
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If you want to make it on the list I posted previously, please specifically state that you applied from the USA. Sometimes people from other countries post on this thread (which is totally fine). I just don't want to make any assumptions. I also like it when y'all display your home country flags!

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Just a little funny comment....my daughter teases my husband about some of the phrases he uses and some of the things she has heard in Australia. This is one of her phrases..."I reckon it will be heaps of fun!" Is "reckon" and "heaps" universal for Australia or is that just my Aussie family and friends? I definitely know that "no worries" is VERY common.

It's been fun seeing the differences in our countries. For instance, Rice Krispies are Rice Bubbles, Lay's potato chips (well crisps) are Smith's (we had to research that because Lay's are my favorite), fries are hot chips, torches are flashlights, shopping carts are trolleys, I love that exit signs are way out signs (duh) - and who would have thought you would spell tire with a "y" (tyre), although y's are prettier than i's to write. I'm still trying to figure out what exactly a jumper is because it seems like any warm, long-sleeved shirt is a jumper. Also, accents...my Utah American accent seems so boring. I just love that Aussie accent. Hopefully, one day soon I can enjoy Australia every day!!

hahaha "reckon" and "heaps" are Australian-isms for sure! Also "arvo" means "afternoon". I've used that word heaps over here in the US and i've got the inevitable reply sometimes on "what's an arvo?" haha

Other sayings "devo" (devastated), "drongo" (fool), "cab sav" (cabernet sauvignon), "servo" (service station / gas station) hahaha


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Old 05-18-2018, 03:43 PM
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Pretty much just ad an "O" to the end of any word and its australianized lol. Try pronouncing Carbonara the american way and see what reaction you get haha.

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Old 05-18-2018, 08:24 PM
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I love all your comments. I haven't added any comments of my own since my last post because about an hour after I sent it, I had a call with a migration agent (recommended to me from this forum) and it wasn't good news. Proving dependency for my adult son is becoming quite a nightmare for various reasons. Leaving him here in the US is not possible. He simply can't do it alone. I have guardianship of him and I couldn't live with myself if I left. With that being said, we have not given up. The agency is digging deeper, getting the advice from a migration attorney with more expertise, and giving me some homework to do. There is a possibility we will pull our 309 application (and take that financial loss), go over to Australia on our ETA's and lodge a new 820 application. At least, I may get a couple of years with my husband if they decide to deny our visas. If that happens then we will have to work on getting him to the US instead. (I can't quit crying!!)

I will update the list for this thread and if I delete my 309, somebody can take the list over. I hope you all have successful outcomes and soon. I really do!!!

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Old 05-18-2018, 11:15 PM
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My US fiance is a writer and he adores learning new Aussie slang. My Dad is English so he has had to also learn a bunch of English slang (thankfully there is overlap). He has started the 'x as' term now. Like "That is cool as!". Even after over four years of knowing each other, it seems like he is still discovering new slang!

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I love all your comments. I haven't added any comments of my own since my last post because about an hour after I sent it, I had a call with a migration agent (recommended to me from this forum) and it wasn't good news.
I am sorry to hear that MJAus! I hope that you can find a way around it all and get your son to Australia. Fingers crossed here.

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Old 05-21-2018, 12:35 AM
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Hi!

My partner and I submitted on June 5th from the US. No contact yet. I've been following for awhile and figured I should add myself to the list- fingers crossed for everyone!


DOL: 5 June 2017
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Old 05-21-2018, 01:21 AM
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I will add you too NYCSYD18

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Old 05-22-2018, 12:01 AM
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Hi all, i just wanted to get your opinion if you think my partner’s US status will be an issue to our 309 application.

My partner is currently under DACA and since there is no way that my partner can get me to live in the USA, living in Australia is the only way for us to be able to start a family hence we applied for the 309.

I know that there is somehow a ‘negative’ connotation about someone who has DACA but i hope it doesn’t affect my partner’s eligibility to live here in Australia with me.


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