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10 Australian Phrases Illustrated

Sir, I sincerely wish that chickens turn into huge emu birds and kick down the door of your bathroom while you are sitting on the toilet.

That’s what the phrase in the picture above means. It’s an Australian way of wishing someone bad luck. And if huge birds smashed their way into my bathroom whilst I was on the toilet, then I would indeed feel unlucky. So it fits.

The travel blog Hotel Club previously brought us 10 strange idioms from around the world. More recently, it worked with artist Jared Atkins to illustrate 10 Australian idioms that are perplexing to outsiders.

-via Lost at E Minor


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