American lists things he'd 'never heard of' before moving to Australia

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An American has detailed a host of quintessential Australian things he had never heard of before moving Down Under. 

Adam Foskey, from Georgia in the US, uploaded the latest in a series of videos on TikTok comparing life in his home country to Australia on Sunday.

Among things Mr Foskey found to be unique to Australia was the common cheer, "hip hip hooray", sung at the end of the classic happy birthday song.

"This is definitely something I can get behind, because it adds to the whole birthday vibe," he told his 17,000 followers. 

Adam Foskey, from Georgia in the US.
Adam Foskey shared some key Australian things he never heard of in the United States. Source: TikTok/amfoskey

Superannuation was another formerly foreign concept to Mr Foskey, which he said appeared a far better option than his homeland's equivalent. 

"In America we have something called a 401(k), however Australia's superannuation beats it by a country mile," he said. 

A fine dining degustation menu, while a slightly less common feature of regular Australian life, was the next item on Mr Foskey's list. 

"This is when you go to a restaurant and you're served anywhere from three to 14 courses just to be able to taste their menu" he said.

"It's full of flavour and it's amazing."

The iconic Australian ute was the final thing Mr Foskey had never experienced before moving. 

He explained that in the United States they would be described rather differently. 

"It's like a utility vehicle, or a pick-up truck with the truck bed in the back," he said. 

The video received a hilarious combination of responses, some from Australians who were left stumped that birthday songs didn't end in a cheer. 

"Wait, so what happens when you finish singing happy birthday? It just ends?" one person wrote in a comment. 

Another Aussie revealed how when you "level up" in Australia, you "get the responsibility of yelling the 'hip hip'".

"Imagine singing happy birthday and then having just silence after the song. So awkward," someone else wrote. 

Other Americans have previously detailed an elaborate list of culture shocks they experienced after arriving in Australia. 

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