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“How’s your bum for grubs?”

Those who want the test point out that values extend back to the language and the accent and the test should include aussie terms and the proper accent. Some of them are familiar to us American’s like “gidday” or “goodanya” but others are much harder to interpret and could keep many American’s from passing the test…. Unfortunately for our kids, even though they are in Australia and could use those words with impunity here, their parents remind them they are Americans and they could give offense with those terms at home or to other Americans and can not use them…. When they want to sound Australian, they will have to stay away from our curse words and stick with the “mates,” “Sheilas” and the occasional “how’s your bum for grubs.”