Asked in AustraliaNicknames
Why is oz the nickname of Australia?
February 07, 2011 7:51PM
Oz originated with the nickname Aussie (any thing Australian). It was then was shortened even further to oz. With oz being spread overseas, Australia was then known as oz.
Asked in Wizard of Oz
What do 'The Wizard of Oz' and Australia have in common?
The name Oz is what the book and the movie 'The Wizard of Oz' and the country/continent Australia have in common. The name 'Oz' refers to the Wizard and to the beautiful, enchanted, magical lands in the original 1900 book edition and the beloved 1939 movie version of 'The Wizard of Oz'. The name 'Oz' also is a nickname for Australia.
Why is Australia also know as oz?
Why is Australia also known as oz? Oz is an abbreviation for Australia. Oz naturally came from Aussie, so there are two abbreviations for Australia. Like the Australian teamline "Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi." (sorry if I gave you the wrong information but I'm usually good at stuff about Australia :]) It is just a way of spelling 'Aus', the shortened name of Australia.
Asked in American Pie (movies)
Who's character on American Pie had the nickname Oz?
Asked in Australia, New South Wales, South Australia
What is the nickname for people from south Australia?
Asked in Australia, Western Australia
What is the nickname of Western Australia?
The most common nickname is the shortened form: WA, and there is also a tendency to simply call it "West Australia" these days. It is also known as the "Golden State", the "Wildflower State" and the "State of Excitement". The nickname for people from Western Australia is "Sandgropers", after the subterranean insects found there.
Asked in Wizard of Oz
How did the word Oz come to mean Australia other than the similar sound and does it have any relation to The Wizard of Oz?
Australia -> Aus -> Oz. I'm pretty sure it's just similar sound.. :) There is absolutely no connection between Australia and the Wizard of Oz. However, in 1992, Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating was dubbed "The Lizard of Oz" after he put his arm around Queen Elizabeth II on her visit to Australia.
Asked in Australia
What is the nickname for the deserts in central Australia?
Asked in Movie Ratings
What are the ratings and certificates for Oz Encounters UFO's in Australia - 1997 V?