The Art of the Australian Insult

The Prime Minister’s Shitstorm
March 10, 2009, 12:43 am
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Annabel Crabb reflects on the Prime Minister’s use of the word “shitstorm”:

“Blood and sweat, tears and focus group dollars went into that single moment. Months of pre-dawn training in which the PM would haul himself out of bed while Therese slumbered on, and slip downstairs in a tracksuit for 90 minutes of sustained swearing at the dog. Covert reconnaissance missions with his obscenity coach Mark Arbib. And most painfully of all, the aversion therapy. (In this controversial secret exercise, Arbib hooked the PM up to a series of electrodes and invited him to talk. Every time Mr Rudd said shovel ready or early and decisive, Arbib would administer a tangy 100 volts or so to a sensitive part. But whenever the PM said bugger, he got a biscuit.)”


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