The Art of the Australian Insult


“Don’t take yourself so bloody seriously”
November 4, 2008, 5:54 am
Filed under: International relations | Tags: ,

“Todd Phillips, if you want to be an Australian citizen, here’s a tip. Don’t take yourself so bloody seriously.”

Stephen Lacey of Pearl Beach responds to an American SMH reader who was upset by the paper’s characterising of Sarah Palin supporters as “rednecks”.

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Classic Aussie response to open anti American insults. Ive heard Aussies croak the same line after offending someone with wog and worse. “dont take yourself so seriously” usually comes right after the foot is removed from the mouth.

When journalists tap dance with reporting and attempts at bad comedy it becomes difficult to distinguish the two. Id be happy if journalists just reported the truth.

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