The Art of the Australian Insult

Australian abrasians
August 14, 2008, 6:10 am
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“If an Aborigine had a baby with an Asian it would be an Abrasion.”

Chicklit author and academic Anita Heiss (whose father and mother are Austrian and Aboriginal respectively), as quoted by Catherine Keenan in the Sun-Herald, August 10 2008. Reflecting on the perils of dating politically incompatible men, Heiss comments:

“I don’t want to go on six dates with someone and then realise their politics is completely fucked.”

To illustrate her point, she relates an anecdote of how she met a man at a black fund-raiser. When he told her he was a cop, she realised there was no future in the relationship:

“And I thought: “Well, that’s not going to work. That’s like a Jew dating a Nazi” and I walked off.”


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