What's the biggest difference between Australians and Americans?

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  1. ttrash profile image61
    ttrashposted 13 years ago

    What's the biggest difference between Australians and Americans?

  2. twobmad profile image61
    twobmadposted 13 years ago

    mmmm I think..1. the language.. I mean accent.

  3. jackavc profile image74
    jackavcposted 13 years ago

    Knowledge about things outside their countries. Australians know a lot more about America than Americans know about Australia

  4. mcrawford76 profile image87
    mcrawford76posted 13 years ago

    You mean other than living on opposite ends of the planet I assume?
    I would think the biggetst difference is that Americans don't have any idea of what it means to live around truly dangerous creatures. A country host to 6 out of 10 of the worlds deadliest snakes, the box jellyfish, and the funnel web spider. Not to mention the crocs, sharks, and any other assortment of things that would like to eat you. Most americans stay in the cities, where the most dangerous thing your going to run into is other humans.
    Having grown up in Colorado I was exposed to some of what they have to deal with, but nowhere close to the scale in which they have to live with every day.

  5. profile image0
    Muldanianposted 13 years ago

    I think in attitude to life.  Americans I have met seem to be very conservative and speak about God a lot.  Australians though, seem to be more laid-back and liberal in their thinking.  Also the Australian sense of humour seems to be more risque than the American.

  6. ttrash profile image61
    ttrashposted 13 years ago

    @onlinearticlespk Australia is a country on its own continent, but generally it's classified as part of Australasia or Oceania, not Europe...

  7. onegoodwoman profile image68
    onegoodwomanposted 13 years ago

    Where we live.

    In a lifetime of traveling, I have learned this.......

    People are people wherever they are.  Yes, we have different languages, histories, landmarks, customs and cultures.

    At our basic levels, we also share the need to love and be loved.  The desire to prosper and guide our children.  The human condition is universal.

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    Richard Kumarposted 13 years ago

    Oprah asked this question. And the answer she got was:
    Americans live to work, Australians work to live

  9. tinaweha profile image61
    tinawehaposted 13 years ago

    Aussies have better manners.  And, their men are bigger.

  10. writeido profile image60
    writeidoposted 13 years ago

    All humans are the same regardless of their language, accent, creed or religion. Australians and Americans probably have more similarities than differences.

    Nonetheless they've both adapted their surroundings differently since the climate and environment is just that much different.

    So in the end the only major different amounts to Geography.

  11. Tinsky profile image93
    Tinskyposted 13 years ago

    I'd have to say there is a lot more than location that makes Australians different to Americans (USA), particularly as there are some Australians living in America and visa versa.

    Your questions asks the difference between the people, not the country and I'd wager that there isn't a great deal of difference when you compare the norm (household income and median age) though you will find a lot of diversity in individuals.

    The biggest differences that I see (and my husband is an American living in Australia) are to do with our choices of Government. We tend to be more socialist with a relatively strong social welfare system including a Medicare system that provides free medical assistance to all Australians.  I was actually paid $4000 to have my daughter and it cost me $0 in medical fees and yet I had an emergency C section and was provided with a nurse who visited our house for a week after I was released from hospital.

    And it would be remiss of me not to mention being as it is Australia Day (26 January), that our indigenous people are vastly different and the current society  which is part of our history is only 223 years old, our constitution which joins New Zealand to us is much younger barely over 100 years old and though many Australians may not like it, we still have a sovereign by hereditary right, Queen Elizabeth.  And this provides Australian's with great ties through the Commonwealth of Nations.

    Our native accents, our education systems, shoe and clothing sizes are quite different as well and we tend to watch a lot more imported entertainment in the way of TV shows and movies (they are usually from the USA!). Australian's also abolished the death penalty in 1973.

    It's really hard to choose which one is the biggest difference but perhaps it is what we call.. Mateship.

  12. prasannastudies profile image59
    prasannastudiesposted 13 years ago

    As per my knowledge Americans are very strong in science and Australians are strong in sports...

  13. Rockgirl85 profile image59
    Rockgirl85posted 13 years ago

    I recently read an article on Forbes.com that Australia is one of the happiest country in the world, (they were number 4 from the top ten happiest countries). According to the article Australia has an excellent education, their economy is strong due to exports of raw material, and it is cheap to start a business over there. I have a friend who is Australian and lives in Brisbane and everytime I ask him how is he, how is your day going, he always answers "yer good", "great", and it surprises me how happy he always seems to be. America is beautiful and I live in New York City, but it is very demanding of you and living in the city is stressful. I am happy also, but not like my Australian friend!

  14. profile image53
    CasinoGambling711posted 13 years ago

    crocodile dundee, boomarangs, and kangaroos

  15. F.B. Spannigan profile image59
    F.B. Spanniganposted 13 years ago


  16. GeneGan profile image57
    GeneGanposted 13 years ago

    History. The most general difference that makes other differences between them.

  17. Dave Mathews profile image59
    Dave Mathewsposted 13 years ago

    I think it is the spelling of the names of the two countries.

  18. Mike's Corner profile image70
    Mike's Cornerposted 13 years ago

    I'd say it's the "meric" vs. the "ustrali", other than that, we are exactly the same smile

  19. Druid Dude profile image61
    Druid Dudeposted 13 years ago

    The biggest difference between aussies and yanks. The answer to that one has got to be...John Wayne.


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