An American TikTok user has started the ultimate war between Australian states by identifying the different ways we describe some of the most ‘Aussie’ things.
Lara Fourie has been living in Australia since 2017. She has settled in Melbourne and uses her TikTok fame to share Aussie quirks she finds interesting with her 96,000 followers.
After posting countless videos pointing out the differences between America and her new home, she has officially started a ‘war’ between the Aussie states by comparing the language we use.
In part one of her series Ms Fourie kicks off the battle by comparing something most Aussie school kids are familiar with.
“Is this a drink tap or a bubbler?” she asks
Chicken parmy or chicken parma?
Next on the chopping block is an Australian pub classic that every true blue foodie has ordered in their own special way.
“Is this a parma, or a parmy?” she asks referring to what some people may also call a chicken parmigiana.
Then Ms Fourie launches into a childhood classic that most adults wouldn’t turn down on a hot summer day.
“Is this an icey pole or an ice block?”
Aussie schools are put under the magnifying glass when Ms Fourie asks the all important question: “When you skip school, are you wagging or jigging?”
And when you were at school, did you order your lunch from a canteen or a tucky shop?
To end the video, Ms Fourie takes on a classic Australian sport that most of us have played at one point in our school days.
“Is this four square or down ball?” she asks.
The jury is still out with many followers informing the American the sport is also known as hand ball in some states.
The video has since gone viral, attracting over 6,000 comments with Aussies from different states debating the correct Australianisms to refer to some of the everyday things.
“Me in Victoria: Drink tap, parma, ice pole, canteen, wagging, down ball - don’t even try to tell me different!” one follower replied.
“Sydney: Bubbler, parma, ice block, canteen, jigging, four square - case closed!” a local from NSW wrote.
Some people were just left confused and questioned their own language.
“Why did I think it was dam ball growing up?” a user asked.
“What is a tucky shop? It’s always been a tuck shop,” one baffled person wrote.
“Are we ignoring the fact that she wrote parmy and not parmi?” a food lover asked.
Ms Fourie’s followers are eagerly awaiting part two.
“What have you started? My mind is blown,” a shaken Aussie wrote.
Do you have a story tip? Email: email@example.com.