Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Other things you didn't know about Australia

This is their real, honest-to-goodness coat of arms. That's a red kangaroo and an emu holding up the shield in the middle, for those not in the know. Apparently, this coat of arms was granted by King George V, and I would think he granted it as a joke ("Take that, Commonwealth Nation!") but his own coat of arms has a unicorn sticking its tongue out.

*kudos to Shushannah for finding this


Artful Stew said...

Personally, I think that UK Coat of Arms is way sluttier and uglier. I'm just sayin'

Rebecca said...

Also someone forgot to tell ol' George that his coat of arms is in French. Embarrassing!