How many Aussies really say "G'day"? I mean, really, hands up.
If you're feeling particularly friendly or old- fashioned you may utter the slang, and if you're in the outback it slips out...
But for those of us in the suburbs of New South Wales, the huge 'g'day' sign at the Opening Ceremony of the Games and Mr Samaranch's opening statement were cringe-inducing and just funny.
True blue, cobber digger mate.