“Let’s put another shrimp on the barbie.”
It’s the go-to-line of every American when they come across an Australian. The saying originates from a television advertisement campaign run by the Australian Tourism Commission back in 1984. A then internationally unknown Paul Hogan was the face of the campaign and encouraged Americans to travel down to Australia and sample all the wonders the country had to offer. It was his famous last words, “I’ll slip an extra shrimp on the barbie for you”, that rang in the ears of the US audience and has stood the test of time to remain a common reference to Australia in popular culture.
The only problem is that every Australian hates it. Continue reading