Wednesday, January 11, 2012

outfit of the day(bird): oceania


call me stupid (ok don't), but i had never heard of oceania until last night. our five-year old daughter was singing a song about the continents and sang them all correctly...after all, it's easy to remember things when they are put to music (r-e-s-p-e-c-t). but after she named a bunch correctly, all of a sudden, she sings, "and don't forget oceania".

 
am i missing something here? when did they rename australia oceania? i get that the area, including australia and it's surrounding islands, is called oceania. ok, i'm lying here...i did not get that until i googled it last night. but help me out here, did they honestly rename the whole continent?


it was hard enough on me to learn that pluto was no longer a planet. that was the one with the best name. (unless you count uranus, of course.) but now australia is oceania?


and when chris and i tried to tell her it was called australia, she argued vehemently. she told us very firmly that her teachers had insisted that they called it oceania.


like it's some sort of "lost" conspiracy (to me, the word oceania totally sounds like it came from the show "lost"). "we have to go back to oceania, kate! we have to go back!"

shirt, socks, earrings ~ F21
boots ~ vintage, thrifted
flower pin ~ thrifted

i'd love to hear your thoughts...peeps from australia, what do you think? if all of a sudden, they decided to call north america something like drylandia, i don't think i'd like it one bit.

we did however, decide that at the beginning of the lion king song, "the circle of life", that that is precisely what they are saying..."OOOOOOOOO-CEEE-AN-NIA" eh? eh? maybe?

xo,
megan bird

43 comments:

  1. Madly in love with the color of that top! And your hair! Such an inspiration. Can't wait for mine to grow out some so I can play! :D

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  2. Oh Megan, I had to double take on your hair. I love how you have styled it to look vintagey. I hope you know what I mean...I really love it. Your outfit is just adorable, love how your socks match your boots and look so great on your legs, great outfit lovely daybird. Dawn suitcase vignettes xo

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  3. I have always learned that the 5th continent was oceania and I am older than you. Australia is the country, oceania is the continent (made of many countries). It is not a new thing.

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  4. I thought Oceania was the old name for it?

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  5. You're not alone, I'm not remembering learning it as Oceania either!

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  6. interesting lab geek and ignorant awareness...in all my years of schooling, they never taught me that. we always were taught that australia was the name of the country and the continent. up until last night, i had never even heard the name oceania (clearly, per my post)!

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  7. Umm yeah---I thought you were talking about Lost when you said Oceania.

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  8. I guess in high school they don't teach the names of continents anymore since my Sid has never referred to Australia as anything but Australia? I'm going to have to check with him about that.

    Wonderful shirt!

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  9. uhm I havent heard that australia is now named oceania... need to look that up. "australia" is wayy better! nice outfit, love the colours btw! xx

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  10. I'll ask my 14 year old when she gets home. We were just talking about the continents the other day, but we focused more on wondering why they still insist that Europe and Asia are separate continents. I didn't ask her what she learned as far as Australia. I do remember coming across a reference to Oceania in a book I was reading recently.

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  11. Forgot to mention before that I really like the proportion and colors in this outfit.

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  12. This post just put a big giant smile on my face...I've heard OZ and it's surrounding islands called Oceania but I didn't think that was THE continent...I agree about Pluto...this is just a conspiracy to make us feel old! I was always taught that Australia was the country and continent! Oh and that top is beyond all reason fantabulous (yes I just made up a word for it)

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  13. I thought this post was going to be about the cruise line or the airline from Lost. So there. Parents unite in geological stupidity. It will always be Australia to me. The next thing they will tell me is that Koala's are mythical beasts.

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  14. why did I capitalize koala and make it possessive? I need a geology and a grammatical tutor.

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  15. Oceanic 6! Man, I miss that show sometimes. Mainly I just miss Desmond and Sawyer, but that's a topic for another day.

    (I didn't know/forgot about Oceania too)

    I'm loving what you did with this outfit. Your legs look miles and miles long.

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  16. I'm baffled by this whole Oceania thing. But you look gorgeous and that color is great on you. xo

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  17. Pretty sure I remember Oceania being used when I was a kid in school, but I went to French Catholic school so take that with a grain of salt :p Australia is still Australia but it and everything around it is Oceania.

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  18. I know we're still teaching "Australia" as the continent name at my school... but you are wearing oceanic colors with the oceanic wall! I love the way the socks are a similar color to the boots!

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  19. thank you soooo much for your comment, Love the skirt, I'm following, check my other blog,

    xx

    http://missbohofashionblog.blogspot.com/

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  20. Ok, I totally just paused your post and googled that. How did I not know that? They're not supposed to go changing things on us like that!
    cate @ wildruffle.com

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  21. I only learned the 50 Nifty States song in grade school, so this bit of knowledge escaped me.

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  22. you look beautiful! your outfit dazzles me. i haven't noticed any of my Austalian blog friends using that Oceania term, but i'm pretty clueless.

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  23. That skirt is the bee's knees.....or should I say bird's knees?


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  24. I just love this look. And your hair is gorgeous!

    Thanks a bunch for the comment. (And no, it wasn't weird!) lol :)

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  25. I hadn't heard of Oceania and I just graduated college :-/ This outfit is lovely!!! I adore the top.

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  26. I would have thought of Oceania as the Samoan Islands and all the small ones that are there... No wait that's Micronesia. No really ^^

    Anyway, Uranus is much more fun in English than it is in German ^^ If you have my humor, perhaps you'll find funny too that the Jackass crew once traveled to a small town called Mianus. The key sentence was "I can see Uranus from Mianus!" I'm not a Jackass fan, but the sentence cracks me up everytime. Yes, I have a shallow sense of humor at times :-)

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  27. You look so cute. I love the lace and teal. The gloves are my favorite. It gives it a bit of an elegant look. Pretty much a gorgeous look!

    Rhe
    rhestyle.com

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  28. Loving those vintage boots!!! Where do you guys thrift shop at?

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  29. I have never even heard that. So weird!
    -Meagan
    www.spunkychateau.com

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  30. First of all, you look adorable--that shade of turquoise is lovely on you! Secondly, I'm with you. I never learned Oceania either. I hope this isn't like how they tried to change the horoscopes. I'm still a taurus dammit! And to me, Pluto is still a planet.

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  31. I have never heard of this before, hmmm Oceania. I don't like it. I prefer Australia. p.s. This skirt is soooo darn cute!

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  32. Love this lace skirt, and the fact it has pockets makes it even better!!!

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  33. I love the top it's such a pretty color on you!

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  34. funny post! i hate it when my kids know something that i don't ;-) and, yes, i thought you were referring to the flight from "lost" too...boy, i miss that show.

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  35. That's hilarious! I do love your gloves and the color of your blouse. Absolutely lovely.

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  36. Gorgeous outfit. I'm jealous! What a lovely skirt!

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  37. I love you outfit, especially the lace skirt. I have not heard of Oceania either, new one to me. I really hate how things get renamed or changed. Last summer, I got a tattoo of my horoscope sign. I guess they changed those and my sign is not my sign anymore- go figure. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I really appreciate it.

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  38. Haha you had me with the Lost references, I'm a huge Lostie and am in the midst of rewatching all of them from the beginning right now! Now as for this outfit, I love that colour on you. Suits your complexion beautifully!

    Alexandra xo

    http://tovogueorbust.com/

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  39. love that top!

    thanks for stopping by the blog! come again soon.

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  40. Haha, I love the last bit about Lion King - awesome! That is totally how I'm singing that song from now on.

    LOVE this skirt and these colors look beautiful together.

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  41. I always thought it was Penguin llama, penguin I'm a llama.

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  42. First, LOVE the outfit and it's vintage feel!

    Second, I am a Social Studies teacher and while Oceania is region(not a continent)you will still find that on most standardized test they still expect the kids to identify Australia and Antarctica as two separate continents. (Just to add to the confusion a little more)!
    EX: Regions- Monsoon Asia, Southwest Asia, Central Asia

    ~Julie

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  43. Hi Megan Bird (ahh I love you call yourself a bird), I love this outfit so much. For some reason the color combination is just perfect. Love it. Wish I could wear a mini skirt and boots like that. But I couldn't since I have a big thighs and calves. It doesn't look right on me.

    Answering your question about oceania thing,
    Australia is a continent and a country. It lies in the region centered on the islands of the tropical Pacific Ocean. Oceania term is sometimes used more specifically to denote a continent comprising Australia and proximate islands. It's kinda like calling Asia the Orient.

    More clear? read here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oceania

    Bird Peace :)
    Suzana
    www.zlittle.com

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