It seems hard to remember, though.
I'm going to try to remember that "Aussie" is pronounced "Ozzie" (I thought it was "ossie" too), not sure if I will. Appreciated the tip though.
Profoundly do not get the upset over USian. (I pronounce it "You -ess-ian" also.)
Ossie is the more rational pronunciation, if you don't know how to pronounce it, I guess.
I always find it cute when US sports announcers use it....it just sounds very funny to Australian ears.
I didn't get to have any fun with it in the US......most people think I'm British of some sort.....usually say "You a Limey then?" Or the polite ones...."You're from England?". But then the goddam kangaroos come out and PAUL HOGAN!!!
Now, THAT'S truly offensive...that's cause for war, that is, since you guys took him, made him into plastic and took away his humour. Mind you, he was willin', dammit.
Yes, I know....bloody Murdoch....but we can't crawl forever about that.
It was great meeting the odd Usian who had been to Oz, or otherwise knew about it, though.