‘Hooning’ is the latest obscure term confusing and delighting the internet
So, if you didn’t know, Australia’s car culture is pretty huge. Mad Max-esque, even.
And just like in Mad Max world, there’s an odd-sounding name, especially granted to drivers who race up and down public streets like Furiosa, partaking in “burnouts,” and “donuts.”
They’re called “hoons,” and people are baffled by it.
Queensland police set up a hotline in 2010 — aptly called 13 HOON — for the public to snitch on offenders who’ve been racing on their streets.
But the rest of the world can’t believe “hooning” is an actual word. Australia is just weird like that.
i finally broke down.
i googled to find out what “hooning” is instead of merely laughing at the word without context
— parody image of che (@jpmeyer) May 10, 2017
I can’t believe hooning is called that
— Brianne Worth (@brianneworth) May 9, 2017
Australians have other great words too — you’ll just have to ask Twitter how to use them properly in a sentence.