The Art of the Australian Insult


Cold-blooded Australians
July 29, 2008, 7:03 am
Filed under: Lifestyles | Tags:

“What is it about Aussie culture that deems children should leave the family home in their teens? Us from non-Anglo backgrounds find this custom not only strange but cold-blooded, lacking any emotional attachment between children and parents. It is a fallacy that they must live independently as soon as they are in their late teens, to mature as adults.”

Con Vaitsas, letter to the Sydney Morning Herald, in response to moral panic about the “kippers” trend.

Advertisements

Leave a Comment so far
Leave a comment



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s



%d bloggers like this: