Please take a look at these photos of a house under construction in our neighbourhood.
Here you can see some aspects of Australian culture.
This is a portable toilet on a construction site. 'Loo' is a common word in Australia for toilet, and it is generally OK to use this word, except when you are with a person called 'Lou'. Australians called 'Lou' (Louise, Louis, Lewis) do not like this word for toilet.
Australia has two venomous spiders that can cause death. One is the Sydney funnelweb spider and the other is the redback spider. Sometimes redback spiders can infest a house and backyard.
In the old days in Australia, in the countryside, when a toilet was in a small building in the back yard, it was not surprising to discover a redback spider there. It was a good idea to look before you sat down. There was even a song
So this is a perfect brand for a portable toilet hire service, and it shows that Australians will make a joke about anything.
brand = marca
toilet = privada
hire = alugar
neighbourhood = vizinhança
redback = costas vermelhos
spider = aranha
back yard = quintal
joke = piada
Chords of the song
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