The Art of the Australian Insult


Whingeing Aussies have no class
August 21, 2008, 9:11 am
Filed under: Cultural Cringe, International relations, Sport | Tags:

“So we British stole our medals and our coaches. When are you guys going to lose gracefully? And we are supposed to be the biggest whingers. At least when England or Great Britain lose they admit they were beatn by better teams on the day.”

Keith of the UK writes to the Daily Telegraph in response to moans about how Australians who trained or coached other Olympic teams were “traitors”. Lily Murray of Glebe agrees;

“Were Australian coahes pressganged into coaching the Brits? On loettery funding and gambling addiction – this coming from a nation that has 20% of the world’s poker machines. Show some Australian class and generosity and just say “well done Brits but we’ll beat you next time”.

Peter Flyyn of Dapto has a different viewpoint:

“The fact that the most notorious British tabloid is crowing about taking more gold medals than Australia, shows a cultural cringe on their part. That they feel such a thrill at passing a nation with a third the number of people is an enormous compliment (albeit inintended). “

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