Vegemite is a yeast extract, some people eat it every day on toast or a sandwich but peanut butter is more common. We keep Vegemite in the house for mouth ulcers, the yeast clears them up pretty quickly!
Let it be known that we do call people mate, but I rarely hear g'day - ever. You'll hear a 'how you doin', or 'what's up', but again, we are very 'Americanized', so we say a lot of stuff you guys say. It's funny, I now refer to a windscreen as a windshield, the footpath as the sidewalk, and an accident as wrecking out, purely because of the time we've spent in the US.
I've seen that restaurant, but would never eat there. Way too cliched and OTT for me. It would be like us walking into a restaurant over here with bears, rifles, American flags, and a guy with one tooth greeting us with a 'How y'all doin, pardner?'. It's all hammed up to get people in and isn't very accurate of life for 95% of Australians. Yeah, we do have people who may be like that, just like you have people who live in swamps and chase gators, but it is a very small minority. We don't talk about the Outback, we call it the bush, and we never refer to ourselves as being down under - this is a very American thing to say. Don't get me wrong, I'm not picking at all, and find it humorous, just telling a few truths. We were following Woz on Twitter and he always seems to check into Ruth's Chris - that guy must love a steak!
PS - Sorry Dave for the MASSIVE thread creep!
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