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Common traits you are a true blue Australian BOGAN

From asking for a fork in an Asian restaurant to using IKEA ice trays and writing ‘wash me’ on your car: Inside guide to the traits that may well see you labelled a ‘bogan’

  • There are subtle indicators most of us all do everyday that defines us as ‘bogan’ 
  • From asking for a fork in Asian restaurant to referring to someone as ‘old mate’
  • Here are the common traits Australians can agree all bogans have in common

 Do you ask for a fork in an Asian restaurant? Upload a picture of your meat and three veg meal with the captions ‘can cook’? Or refer to someone as ‘old mate’? 

Well, according to Facebook group ‘Subtle Bogan Traits’, these may well be the signs that you are a true blue Australian bogan.

From buying your cinema snacks at the supermarket next door, to complaining about an cloud ash delaying your flights to Bali, these are some of the common traits that Australians suggest you have bogan tendencies. 

Rose all day: According to some Australians, if you own any IKEA rubber ice tray and use it to make ice for your wine then you may well be a bogan

Off road bogans: Many agree that writing 'wash me' - or any message - on a dirty car with your finger is a typical 'bogan' trait no matter what state you live in

Off road bogans: Many agree that writing ‘wash me’ – or any message – on a dirty car with your finger is a typical ‘bogan’ trait no matter what state you live in

'Posting a flat lay Instagram photo of the possessions in your luggage': It's considered bogan to post a flat lay photo of your packing for a holiday - especially if you are going to Bali

‘Posting a flat lay Instagram photo of the possessions in your luggage’: It’s considered bogan to post a flat lay photo of your packing for a holiday – especially if you are going to Bali

Most Australians opt for a 'meat and three veg' meal every week - and you're considered a 'bogan' if go one step further to share your meal on social media with the caption 'can cook'

Most Australians opt for a ‘meat and three veg’ meal every week – and you’re considered a ‘bogan’ if go one step further to share your meal on social media with the caption ‘can cook’

Most shoppers can admit they've all taste tested the grapes at supermarkets before walking away empty handed

Most shoppers can admit they’ve all taste tested the grapes at supermarkets before walking away empty handed

'Lock it in Eddie' is a catchphrase from Eddie McGuire's game show Who Wants to be a Millionaire - it's a popular catchphrase among Australians, often used to 'confirm' something

‘Lock it in Eddie’ is a catchphrase from Eddie McGuire’s game show Who Wants to be a Millionaire – it’s a popular catchphrase among Australians, often used to ‘confirm’ something

When you're asked to bring a plate of food, so you turn up with a crunch Asian noodle salad

When you’re asked to bring a plate of food, so you turn up with a crunch Asian noodle salad

'Having this bad boy on the spare bed': Nearly every household owned one of these quilt cover sets decorated in stars and moon

‘Having this bad boy on the spare bed’: Nearly every household owned one of these quilt cover sets decorated in stars and moon

'Owning a Billy Bass': 'Billy Bass' was a popular addition to many homes around Australia - the wall hanging item sees the fish called 'Billy Bass' sing

‘Owning a Billy Bass’: ‘Billy Bass’ was a popular addition to many homes around Australia – the wall hanging item sees the fish called ‘Billy Bass’ sing

Cobb loafs are a crowd favourite dish made specially for hosting parties and gatherings

Cobb loafs are a crowd favourite dish made specially for hosting parties and gatherings

Travellers letting everyone know on social media they are on board a plane by sharing a snapshot looking out of a window

Travellers letting everyone know on social media they are on board a plane by sharing a snapshot looking out of a window

The old trick states that adding an upside down silver spoon to a champagne helps keep the bottle bubble

The old trick states that adding an upside down silver spoon to an open bottle of Champagne helps keep the bottle bubbly

Informing the waiter your wine is done by leaving the empty bottle upside down in the cooler

Informing the waiter your wine is done by leaving the empty bottle upside down in the cooler

Nearly every child owned one of these road maps on their bedroom floor growing up

Nearly every child owned one of these road maps on their bedroom floor growing up

Using these bags to move houses: Many Australians purchased these storage bags from discount stores to use to transfer these possessions, mainly clothes and soft toys

Using these bags to move houses: Many Australians purchased these storage bags from discount stores to use to transfer these possessions, mainly clothes and soft toys

Instead of referring to your friends by their name, many Australians often say 'old mate'

Instead of referring to your friends by their name, many Australians often say ‘old mate’

Australians love to host barbecues - and it's not a BBQ without a few test clicks of the tongs

Australians love to host barbecues – and it’s not a BBQ without a few test clicks of the tongs 

Nearly every Australian driver has experienced road rage some time on the road - and it's common for drivers to shake their head at the 'slow' driver in the right lane as they overtake

Nearly every Australian driver has experienced road rage some time on the road – and it’s common for drivers to shake their head at the ‘slow’ driver in the right lane as they overtake

It's not a party unless you serve your fancy drinks in one of these $2 glass cup with straw

It’s not a party unless you serve your fancy drinks in one of these $2 glass cup with straw

When it's winter season and the gas heater at the pub stops working, so you attempt to fix it

When it’s winter season and the gas heater at the pub stops working, so you attempt to fix it

You're apparently considered a 'bogan' if you walk out of a chemist with a bag of these 'Glucojel' jelly beans

You’re apparently considered a ‘bogan’ if you walk out of a chemist with a bag of these ‘Glucojel’ jelly beans

Did you ever drink 'spiders'? It's ice cream placed in a cup with a fizzy drink poured over

Did you ever drink ‘spiders’? It’s ice cream placed in a cup with a fizzy drink poured over

Cheese and bacon flavoured foods are a crowd favourite, including Shapes, Cheetos and rolls

Cheese and bacon flavoured foods are a crowd favourite, including Shapes, Cheetos and rolls

'When you use an old cordial bottle as a water bottle': Bottles were often used as a reusable

‘When you use an old cordial bottle as a water bottle’: Bottles were often used as a reusable

'Taking the Aperol Spritz cups home from the Australian Open': Many Australians admitted they decided to slip the plastic cups into their handbags to take home

‘Taking the Aperol Spritz cups home from the Australian Open’: Many Australians admitted they decided to slip the plastic cups into their handbags to take home 

Almost every child's lunchbox included a packet of two minute noodles of Mamee noodles for snacking on at school

Almost every child’s lunchbox included a packet of two minute noodles of Mamee noodles for snacking on at school

You only rely on the weather forecast from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology

You only rely on the weather forecast from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology 

Buying a fancy glass Voss bottle - and then reusing it by filling the empty bottle with tap water

Buying a fancy glass Voss bottle – and then reusing it by filling the empty bottle with tap water 

'Owning these weapons': These massage sandals were seen in some Australian homes

‘Owning these weapons’: These massage sandals were seen in some Australian homes



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