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Does 'Down Under' means Australia? Why? Thank you!!

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    Some people say something in Australia is 'down under' because Australia is so far south. It's slang, and I think it's used more in the US to talk about Australia, since it's never used here.

     

    Well, we're completely south... to the US and UK, we are on the other side of the earth. There are still jokes today about us (Aussies) walking around upside-down.

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