They grow up believing that people should have equal social, legal, and political rights.

They were born into a successful and prosperous society, so they make perfect partners for long term relationships.

If you look at any tour book for Melbourne, the first thing mentioned to visit are the laneways and coffee shop. Imagine being in China where coffee doesn't meet his standards?

As a Melbourne Boy, he is an entitled coffee snob I'll admit, Melbourne has an incredible coffee scene. So the first time the Aussie was in LA, he could not find ANY coffee, but after a year or so, forcefully, we found coffee shops that satisfies his coffee snobery thirst.

And hey, he can easily play off as my hero when he catches a spider! Not having meat in a meal is unacceptable Yes, there are vegetarian Australians, but after dating my Aussie and meeting most of his friends, every meal required some sort of meat (mostly BBQ of sorts) otherwise it was considered as just an appetizer. Americans love his accent I, being one of the Americans that fell in love with his accent, obviously, but the Aussie will go to the bar, smile at someone (being nice, not flirty) and they will nod and turn back to their friends.

I once thought I could surprise my man with a really delicious bean soup for dinner, only to hear "but where's the chicken? The minute he starts speaking, it's as if someone just yelled "FREE NUTELLA!!!

It’s also, sadly, a language littered with racial slurs – a few of which I’ve included today.

And like all Australian slang, it bounces from the imaginative to the painfully unoriginal.

But damned if it doesn’t sound sexy in that Aussie drawl.

After my recent trek to the US showed me just how confusing our language can be, I’ve gone ahead and put through a (far from complete) dictionary of Australian slang for your reading pleasure.

Please do let me know if I’ve missed any and I’ll be sure to update.