January 10, 2019 at 8:14 pm #815281
Yeah. You don’t call your nice neighbour lady who hands out bikkies, reads books, has a job and and lets kids swim in her pool a bogan, it’s a term meant for a certain gross portion of the population and they certainly deserve it.
JD if you want to enjoy some indecipherable Aussieness check out the comments on this bloke’s page. He cmae second in Aus Idol years ago and has a decent career now (catering to the bogan set ironically). This weird meme came out of nowhere about 2 years ago and it’s still going on: https://www.facebook.com/13210302393/posts/10156867063222394/January 11, 2019 at 10:34 am #815351
I guess what I really don’t understand is getting bent out of shape because a non-Australian chimes in about Australian slang—and then using offensive-to-many-Americans slang like “white trash” as a descriptor.
How strange.January 11, 2019 at 4:04 pm #815432
It had nothing to do with my slang, it was about using American context to judge what someone from another country says without understanding it. And look, you’re still doing it.January 17, 2019 at 8:43 am #816100
My son is in high school and is into making Youtube videos. His advice, which is very good, is to own it. Own it!!! Be confident and cocky about it. They come up to you teasing you and asking you to sing it…smile and say, oh you liked that do you?! You must be my biggest fan! Tease them back. My son will say things like, Yeah, that’s right…I’m an awkward teen, what do you expect. He will then use a really awkward voice cracking voice that makes everyone laugh…he ramps it up one notch if you know what I mean. It really throws off the bullies.January 17, 2019 at 9:51 am #816118
I think that’s great and that your son has great confidence. Understanding and embracing that it’s just an awkward stage in life is great. No one isn’t going to go through it. I think often teenagers really feel they are alone in this stage which is a bit silly because everyone goes through it. I remember being teased about having little boobs in 6th grade and back then thought “what other kind of boobs am I supposed to have?” I thought they were ridiculous.
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