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So where is this country called Ozzie.

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Created by Bananabender 2 months ago, 4 Jan 2019
Bananabender
QLD, 571 posts
4 Jan 2019 1:36PM
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Seriously though I am getting pretty fed up with the slang being used by our journalists and news presenters on nine and seven.
This morning I counted on the front page of news .com the word Aussie 14 times. Aussie house prices,Aussie fast bowlers,Aussie banks , Aussie nude scandal, aussies furious at Sydney flight delays and so forth.
Where does it stop !
We are not aussies we are Australians for gods sake.
What other countries denigrate themselves this way.
English don't call themselves Poms, French don't call themselves frenchies or frogs ,Americans don't call themselves Yanks .We call them that.
I will not even go on about the kindergarden ditti - Ozzie,Ozzie,Ozzie,Oi ,Oi and so on .A total disgrace, even 'Aussie' tennis commentators cringe these days.
Its no wonder everyone seems to say Stralyia they never use or read the word 'Australian'.
I blame the eighties with the likes of Barry McKenzie movies and that
Tennis player Newman for putting together that mob that follow the tennis players around the worth at whose expense! for how we portray ourselves .
We are a self delusional little fish in a big pond and it's about time we
started respecting ourselves . No one else does thesedays.

Imax1
VIC, 1726 posts
4 Jan 2019 2:52PM
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I don't understand.
You don't want to call yourself an Aussie because you want more respect and yet you call yourself a Bananabender ?

Bananabender
QLD, 571 posts
4 Jan 2019 1:57PM
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Imax1 said..
I don't understand.
You don't want to call yourself an Aussie because you want more respect and yet you call yourself a Bananabender ?



Yes that's my trade . I put the bend in bananas for a living .

Mark _australia
WA, 18823 posts
4 Jan 2019 12:12PM
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Given all those in the media seem to say Austraya maybe Aussie is to make it easier for them

Gazuki
WA, 863 posts
4 Jan 2019 12:43PM
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Aussie and proud!!

Bananabender
QLD, 571 posts
4 Jan 2019 3:25PM
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Gazuki said..
Aussie and proud!!


I'm not saying not to be proud of being an Australian or as you call yourself Aussie but why denigrate yourself to the rest of the world.
'I'm a member of the Aussie defence force' or 'Nationality? Aussie'
Sounds childish doesn't it but that's what we are being fed in the tabloids and on TV.
In three weeks or so we will again see half drunk ( drugged) idiots running around with the Australian flag draped around their shoulders chanting Ozzie,Ozzie ,etc. Something to be proud of .

Adriano
10355 posts
4 Jan 2019 2:48PM
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Mate it's a fact of living in Australia. We're not renowned for culture. We don't even respect the oldest surviving culture in the world and it's ours to adopt and learn from if we want to - so how are we going to respect ourselves?

You are right no other self respecting nation self deprecates like we do. We almost take a lack of self-respect to a new level.

I mean we came up with the jingle Football, meat pies kangaroos and Holden cars FFS!

japie
QLD, 4722 posts
4 Jan 2019 5:00PM
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As I said in the recent grammar thread, it makes me cringe to hear adults using baby talk as their chosen language.

It's no wonder that a large sector of the population prefers entertainment to conversation. They're in capable.

lotofwind
NSW, 4950 posts
4 Jan 2019 6:25PM
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A true Aussie wouldn't be whining like this.

theDoctor
NSW, 4661 posts
4 Jan 2019 6:38PM
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The only time I admit to being australian when overseas, is if someone mistakes me for being south african.
It's much safer and successful with the fairer sex to play off as a kiwi....
I come across as smart for a kiwi
chur bro

Chris_M
1721 posts
4 Jan 2019 3:52PM
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This thread is un-Australian

Imax1
VIC, 1726 posts
4 Jan 2019 6:53PM
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I don't mind if the world thinks we're simple.
Watching the rest of the world rush around makes me appreciate what we have.
We still have the time to make fun of ourselves.

Carantoc
NSW, 4121 posts
4 Jan 2019 7:12PM
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Bananabender said..
... Aussie nude scandal...


Got a link ?

Buster fin
WA, 1844 posts
4 Jan 2019 5:01PM
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I got asked where I come from today... By a Croatian fella. Said I didn't sound local.
Thank you, random guy.

hilly
WA, 4512 posts
4 Jan 2019 5:09PM
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Pretty sure this started a long time ago and is nothing new. Rose tinted glasses I would say. Back in my day blah blah blah


Proud to be an aussie, we have a great lifestyle


quikdrawMcgraw
963 posts
4 Jan 2019 5:54PM
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Fuqn he'll have a whinge you bunch of ****s

Bananabender
QLD, 571 posts
4 Jan 2019 8:12PM
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hilly said..
Pretty sure this started a long time ago and is nothing new. Rose tinted glasses I would say. Back in my day blah blah blah


Proud to be an aussie, we have a great lifestyle



Nothing to do with back in my day crap or lifestyle . As I said originally I reckon it started in the eighties or seventies . I said Newman originally of course it was Newcombe. The only difference is it was all lighthearted and epitomised by Paul Hogan ,mind you he was taking the piss for money and we enjoyed him making a fool of himself for entertainment.Ive got news for you , it was an act , he's not like that in real life. We are a lucky country and we're abusing that luck.
As IMAX said above its fun making fools of ourselves. He's right everyone else is shaking their heads and laughing at us .Our culture needs a shake up and it will come with a recession. Ozzie Ozzie Ozzie Oi Oi Oi.


hilly
WA, 4512 posts
4 Jan 2019 6:19PM
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Bananabender said..
Our culture needs a shake up and it will come with a recession.


How will it be shaken up by a recession?

lotofwind
NSW, 4950 posts
4 Jan 2019 9:26PM
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" Everyone else is laughing at us " ..... do you really care what other country's think of you that much you are ashamed to be what we are, AUSSIES, then maybe move to a country that is more to your cultural standards, and we will keep drinking beer, eating pies, wearing thongs to a restaurant and loving living in a place where we can live how we want and don't care what other country's think.

Imax1
VIC, 1726 posts
4 Jan 2019 9:29PM
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How are we abusing our luck . By being laid back and happy ?
Thats exactly where I want to be.
I don't want more urgency in my life ,
If everyone else is shaking their heads at us ..... F..Kem I say .
I have more fun hanging it on to fullofwind than being sensible.
Maybee airport security is a more sensible option for you Bananabender ?
He who smiles most , wins .

Macroscien
QLD, 4597 posts
4 Jan 2019 8:43PM
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Kiwi calls themselves by the name and proud of that.BTW I don't have the slightest idea where Old Zealand could be

Razzonater
1802 posts
4 Jan 2019 6:46PM
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I just want my meat pie and export

hilly
WA, 4512 posts
4 Jan 2019 6:51PM
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Macroscien said..
Kiwi calls themselves by the name and proud of that.BTW I don't have the slightest idea where Old Zealand could be


en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zealand

rockmagnet
QLD, 1142 posts
4 Jan 2019 8:51PM
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I'm with you on those dreadful tennis idiots ruining the tennis with their awful chanting. And even worse real Australian men wearing those god awful colourful curly wigs.
Real funny guys dress up at the cricket as The Richies. If you think putting half a watermelon on your head is funny then the seeds have gotten into your brain.

Macroscien
QLD, 4597 posts
4 Jan 2019 8:51PM
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Kiwi calls themselves by the name and proud of that.BTW I don't have the slightest idea where Old Zealand could be

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Imax1 said..
I don't understand.
You don't want to call yourself an Aussie because you want more respect and yet you call yourself a Bananabender ?



If he /she is looking for more prestige - there is still room for improvement. Banana****er comes much more convincing and already slipped through my grammar censor checker undetected ( unlike bananabender that is a suspicious grammatical and logical concept.






Macroscien
QLD, 4597 posts
4 Jan 2019 9:05PM
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Oops! my bad
bananabender is just synonym of Queenslander
banana****er may suggest different state, I wonder which one? ACT?


www.australiaday.com.au/get-involved/aussie-slang-dictionary/letter/b/


Imax1
VIC, 1726 posts
4 Jan 2019 10:06PM
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Macroscien said..
Kiwi calls themselves by the name and proud of that.BTW I don't have the slightest idea where Old Zealand could be


Imax1 said..
I don't understand.
You don't want to call yourself an Aussie because you want more respect and yet you call yourself a Bananabender ?




If he /she is looking for more prestige - there is still room for improvement. Banana****er comes much more convincing and already slipped through my grammar censor checker undetected ( unlike bananabender that is a suspicious grammatical and logical concept.







Q, Why did the Irish banana factory go out of buisiness ?
A , cos they threw out all the bent ones .

Macroscien
QLD, 4597 posts
4 Jan 2019 9:12PM
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Imax1 said..


Macroscien said..
Kiwi calls themselves by the name and proud of that.BTW I don't have the slightest idea where Old Zealand could be




Imax1 said..
I don't understand.
You don't want to call yourself an Aussie because you want more respect and yet you call yourself a Bananabender ?






If he /she is looking for more prestige - there is still room for improvement. Banana****er comes much more convincing and already slipped through my grammar censor checker undetected ( unlike bananabender that is a suspicious grammatical and logical concept.







Q, Why did the Irish banana factory go out of buisiness ?
A , cos they threw out all the bent ones .



I can see only opportunities for smart Irish. Plenty of jobs and employment for bananastraightneers (?)


Imax1
VIC, 1726 posts
4 Jan 2019 10:16PM
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rockmagnet said..
I'm with you on those dreadful tennis idiots ruining the tennis with their awful chanting. And even worse real Australian men wearing those god awful colourful curly wigs.
Real funny guys dress up at the cricket as The Richies. If you think putting half a watermelon on your head is funny then the seeds have gotten into your brain.


I also don't think those wigs are funny and the tennis shouldn't be ruined, but that's not why they wear them, they don't care about our opinion and are having fun wearing them and smiling.

Bananabender
QLD, 571 posts
4 Jan 2019 9:20PM
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Yep we can all sit back in the backyard ,put a shrimp on the barbie and suck on a can in our stubbies,thongs and singlet and wave the flag .
Oh by the way.
The thongs and singlet come from China. The beer from a foreign owned company , the can made overseas, the prawns probably from vietnam ,the barbie made in China , the wood chips from foreign owned coy and OMG the flag from China as well.
You most likely work for a foreign owned company as well . Na probably on the dole, buggered if I'm going to work when I can get more from centrelink , let those foreign idiots do it. I'm having fun. Ozzie Ozzie Ozzie Oi Oi Oi.
Yes , we are losing our way we even have to cheat at cricket or chuck a tanti on the tennis court if things don't go our way but that's our culture !! Where in the hell is our pride.
We really have had it to good .

Imax1
VIC, 1726 posts
4 Jan 2019 10:23PM
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Macroscien said..

Imax1 said..



Macroscien said..
Kiwi calls themselves by the name and proud of that.BTW I don't have the slightest idea where Old Zealand could be





Imax1 said..
I don't understand.
You don't want to call yourself an Aussie because you want more respect and yet you call yourself a Bananabender ?







If he /she is looking for more prestige - there is still room for improvement. Banana****er comes much more convincing and already slipped through my grammar censor checker undetected ( unlike bananabender that is a suspicious grammatical and logical concept.








Q, Why did the Irish banana factory go out of buisiness ?
A , cos they threw out all the bent ones .




I can see only opportunities for smart Irish. Plenty of jobs and employment for bananastraightneers (?)



That just looks wrong.
spose it won't jam in the back of my throught as much
i know ....... off to bed I go



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