by barba 07 Sep 2020

This question was posed yesterday. If Americans call Australia the 'land down-under', what do Australians call America? Are we the 'land up-over'? Never thought about this. To all my Aussie friends, what do you call us? Thank you for your reply. Hugs and Blessings to all, Barba

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by pennifold 07 Sep 2020

Hi Barba, I'm with Barbara (babash) I've only ever heard our American friends called Yanks. Of course Australians mostly originated from Great Britain. Most of the convicts on the first fleet were British, but there were African, American and French convicts too. The voyage here took 3 months with 11 ships carrying 1500 people.

As a child we always used abbreviations and slang. Love Chris

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barba by barba 07 Sep 2020

Thank you Chris. I was hoping for something as cool as up-over and a nickname for Americans that sounds as delightful as Aussies. Oh well, It is all good. Hugs and Blessings, Barba

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by babash 07 Sep 2020

When I grew up Americans were called Yanks. Think they got that name from Soldiers during the war.

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barba by barba 08 Sep 2020

Thank you. The civil war was Yankies (North) vs Confederates (South) and Yankies won. Was hoping for a cute nickname. Hugs and Blessings, Barba

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by graceandham 07 Sep 2020

We don't have a cool nickname like Oz either. The Aussies and British play more with the English language than Americans do, at least Americans over 35. Example from Pennifold, pressies for presents. Americans would never do that! (The Aussies are so endearing.)

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by asterixsew Moderator 07 Sep 2020

Due to time differences we will probably have to wait a bit as it’s bedtime there. I too look forwards to the answers

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by 02kar Moderator 07 Sep 2020

Interesting question! I never thought about it. Now I'm hoping our Aussie friends have an answer.

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barba by barba 07 Sep 2020

Me too! At first I giggled and then I thought 'how intriguing' and now I would love an answer. Hugs and blessings, Barba

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