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Aussies rule... Seriously!

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posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 04:39 PM
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What other country apart from Australia has a slang term that identifies their nation identity, which is not only considered politically correct, but also actually preferred, over the formal term?

I mean sure, the Americans have Yankee... but its not even considered a correct term to describe Americans as a whole, since it technically refers to Americans who reside in the Northern parts of the US... Nor do a large majority of Americans appreciate being called a 'Yankee'.

Then I suppose you've got the phrase 'pomie' for the English... But its borderline politically correct and definitely isn't considered as a preferred term by most, when referring to their national identity.

So... are us Aussies seriously the only cool country in the world, who take pride in not taking ourselves so damn seriously?





posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 04:44 PM
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originally posted by: Subaeruginosa

I mean sure, the Americans have Yankee... but its not even considered a correct term to describe Americans as a whole, since it technically refers to Americans who reside in the Northern parts of the US...


Actually the North EAST. Westerners don't consider themselves Yankees. And the rest of the world doesn't make any distinction at all.



posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 05:00 PM
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But their personalities.

Eek.



posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 05:02 PM
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a reply to: Subaeruginosa
The Kiwis might dispute your claim to uniqueness.



posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 05:12 PM
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a reply to: DISRAELI
ive never met a normal kiwi, I guess unique is the most polite term.



posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 05:13 PM
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a reply to: Rikku
Being British, I will duck out of that dispute.



posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 05:14 PM
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a reply to: Subaeruginosa

I've been called a "Mexican" my whole life. I was born and raised in the USA and don't speak a word of Spanish.

Lame huh?



posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 05:20 PM
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a reply to: galaga

We call people from Victoria " Mexicans ".

They are south of the border. 😎



posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 05:25 PM
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a reply to: Subaeruginosa


English people are known as " Anglos ".

Which is perfectly fine and dandy.



posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 05:41 PM
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originally posted by: Timely
a reply to: galaga

We call people from Victoria " Mexicans ".

They are south of the border. 😎


Yes, I have heard this. I think that's hilarious. Because that makes you northern blokes Americans.



posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 06:14 PM
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You Aussies rule for Other Reasons also. I haven't been there, but I can attest to the validity of the goon bag.


Plus, ya gave us all AC/DC. ThankYouVeryMuuuuch!

I have read that it's very expensive to live there, and that you all have crappy internet for the most part. We have crappy internet also. Part of the price of living in Paradise.



posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 06:33 PM
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a reply to: Subaeruginosa

As long as everyone keeps quiet about the incestuous little secret below Melbourne, we'll be laughing.

Also, I agree with Rikku - I just dunno about them kiwis - they're weird.

Poms wish their ancestors were convicts, sad but true - ask any backpacker in Darwin.

Yanks love food above all other things. A 'small' anything is the equivalent to a 'platter-for-2' in any other country but you only pay the 'small' price. I like that part of America the most. I once ordered a large coke at Disneyland, they gave me a bucket with a lid and straw (still legal back in 82) - it was the bomb, and looking back now, I was definitely wired for at least 2 days after that coke - never gonna forget it.




posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 08:36 PM
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a reply to: Rikku

pretty normal here MATE
edit on 17-8-2018 by Steveogold because: after thought



posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 11:50 PM
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Just keep in mind that the eastern states are convict colonies and west Oz is a gentleman's colony.



posted on Aug, 18 2018 @ 12:17 AM
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a reply to: Timely

Funny because where I come from we call people east of the rabbit proof fence morons, it's evident why
Unfortunately the vermin came in by the plane load
edit on 18-8-2018 by Raggedyman because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 18 2018 @ 12:53 AM
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originally posted by: Whatsthisthen

Just keep in mind that the eastern states are convict colonies and west Oz is a gentleman's colony.


We just let you believe that. We're firmly in control.




posted on Aug, 18 2018 @ 01:07 AM
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a reply to: chr0naut



We just let you believe that. We're firmly in control.


Heh, heh hah hah . . .

Here's a secret in return.

There's a reason why Canberra is in the east.

It's to keep those polly drongos out of civilised parts. Well the worst of em anyway. Free beer and popularity always works . . .

A bloke wouldn't want his daughter bringing home a "slimey shorten" or a "big-ears abbott" to meet the family. Strewth, mum would have kittens.

So gotta say "thanks" to you eastern staters for putting up with them.

Mind you, youse guys don't seem to be much good at keeping Canberra from causing mischief for the rest of us. The sooner that fence is built around those drongos the better.

The "polly-proof fence" I seem to recall.


edit on 18-8-2018 by Whatsthisthen because: typo



posted on Aug, 18 2018 @ 01:33 AM
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originally posted by: Rikku
a reply to: DISRAELI
ive never met a normal kiwi, I guess unique is the most polite term.


They don't really traipse through your basement bedroom, especially when your mum is home, so I suppose you'd only experience the weird ones.

I'm an Aussie living in NZ and don't think they are any weirder than Aussies. Definitely less weird than the Germans and Dutch who cannot understand anything that isn't literal.

I still remember an Aussie comedian who was working through Europe towards a gig at the Edinburgh Comedy festival. He tried some stand-up busking in Berlin and all he got from his best stuff were puzzled sneers. Then one woman wiyh her hair tied in super tight bun came forward and asked, "Vot are you doink"? He explained that he was comedy busking to earn some money to get to the comedy festival. She looked at him for a second then said, "You'll starve" and walked away.



posted on Aug, 18 2018 @ 02:59 AM
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a reply to: chr0naut

I was taken aback when I did the motor home thing ( both Isles ... saw Christchurch intact when I stayed at the end of my trip.) by the amount of digs the kiwis give us, even on tv ads. You would think they suffered from small man syndrome.

Just sayin ... bro.

😎



posted on Aug, 18 2018 @ 05:55 AM
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originally posted by: Timely
a reply to: chr0naut

I was taken aback when I did the motor home thing ( both Isles ... saw Christchurch intact when I stayed at the end of my trip.) by the amount of digs the kiwis give us, even on tv ads. You would think they suffered from small man syndrome.

Just sayin ... bro.

😎

Tall Poppy Syndrome.

"P




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