Canadian woman says she is revolted by ‘grown Australian men’ wearing thongs 


A Canadian woman has revealed she ‘gets the ick’ when she sees ‘grown Australian men’ wearing thongs, especially if they are eating out.

Ioana, an expat who has been in Australia for six years, made a video outlining all the things that give her the ‘ick’ Down Under.

Her aversion to men wearing thongs in restaurants was her biggest pet hate, saying they should only be worn at the beach. 

 

Ioana, an expat who has been in Australia for six years, made a full video outlining all of the things that give her the ‘ick’ down under

‘There’s something about grown men wearing thongs that makes me want to ‘bleugh’,’ she said.

The next thing on her hit list were bindis, or prickles.

‘Why do I have trust issues every spring?’ she asked pointing to a dense patch of them.

Cherry Ripes were the next thing on the woman’s ‘ick list’ – she said they are the ‘devil’s candy’.

She also singled out a sign on the M1 near the Gold Coast – and asked why it exists before offering up a vomit sound effect.

Poll

Do men wearing thongs (flip flops) give you ‘the ick’?

  • Yes, ew. 30 votes
  • No, this is weird. 102 votes

She also hates the phrase ‘Budgie Smugglers’, RM Williams boots and mullets.

Even Australia’s wildlife was targeted in the video.

‘Cockatoos and crows, they are so annoying,’ she said.

She started her  video claiming it was just for fun and begging people not to be mad at her.

But one man said her first ick had him throwing his phone ‘across the room’. 

Many of the people commenting on the video pointed fun at the young woman.

One man said: ‘Bindies aren’t a problem if you wear thongs.’

She said mullets also give her the ick

She said mullets also give her the ick 

To which she responded with an enthusiastic ‘lalala can’t hear you’. 

Others said she lost them at ‘RM Williams’ and admitted they were fighting words.

‘I ate a Cherry Ripe today, it was so good,’ teased one chocolate lover.

While another person asked why she needed to ‘drag cockatoos into it’.   

This comes after Aussie women shared their very specific ‘icks’ which ranged from men not being able to scare birds to ‘looking pathetic’ in the shower. 

Winnie, who blogs under the username Winnie Blues on Instagram, asked her 36,000 followers what their 'oddly specific' ick was

Winnie, who blogs under the username Winnie Blues on Instagram, asked her 36,000 followers what their ‘oddly specific’ ick was

Winnie, who blogs under the username Winnie Blues on Instagram, asked her 36,000 followers what their ‘oddly specific’ ick was. 

‘The ick’ is when attraction to a current or potential partner suddenly changes to a feeling of disgust because the individual did something either disturbing or annoying.

There were problems with men using umbrellas, calling into a radio station just to have a chat, the thought of a man being locked out of his house and when they get a telemarketing call and have to say they aren’t interested.

'The ick' is when attraction to a current or potential partner suddenly changes to a feeling of disgust because the individual did something either disturbing or annoying

Some of the examples given by Winnie's fans were so niche and peculiar they garnered laughter from those that read them

‘The ick’ is when attraction to a current or potential partner suddenly changes to a feeling of disgust because the individual did something either disturbing or annoying

Another woman argued that seeing someone run for a bus gave her the ‘ick’ in a more general way, which was met with rapid approval.

Sleeveless puffer jackets, dark blue bedroom sheets, people who preach about saunas and men sitting cross legged on the floor also made the cut.

‘I tried so hard not to laugh in the Uber on the way home reading these,’ one man replied to the thread.

Men using umbrellas was a very unusual ick

While another woman said running for a bus was a turn off

There were problems with men using umbrellas, calling into a radio station just to have a chat, the thought of a man being locked out of his house and when they get a telemarketing call and have to say they aren’t interested

‘I will never forget the bird chasing one,’ said another.

A third said: ‘Absolutely get the telemarketing thing. Like grow a pair and hang up’.

Another said she hates the thought of a man being ‘locked out of his house’.  

Top ten niche ‘ICKS’ on Daily Mail threads:

1 – When people have to run for the bus

2 – When a man is trying to merge but traffic won’t let him in

3 – When men are waiting, naked, for the water to get warm before a shower 

4 – If they eat spaghetti and have an orange ring around their mouth

5 – Men who hold umbrellas – if it turns inside out when they do then they will never see me again

6 –  When a guy runs toward a bird and it doesn’t fly away

7 –  Men who wear dressing gowns

8 –  Men with mullets

9 – People who can’t spell on dating apps

10 – Men who wear thongs 

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