The Art of the Australian Insult


Decorative dolls for the pleasure of men
March 12, 2009, 10:54 pm
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“I think you are trying to turn us in to decorative f*** dolls for the service and pleasure of men.”

Northern Territory sparkette and Ladette to Lady contestant Sarah Brunton, to the headmistress of the finishing school attempting to, well, finish her. She also called an aristocrat an “inbred tosser”.

Good for her.

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His accent is shut
March 12, 2009, 6:10 am
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“I can see why the New Zealand audience is having a bit of a laugh.”

New Zealand language expert Andy Gibson of Auckland University of Technology offers his view on the authenticity or otherwise of Matthew Newton’s Kiwi accent in Underbelly.



Expensive masochism
July 18, 2008, 2:51 am
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“Wiggles tickets on eBay being offered for 300 per cent of the original price?  Greed? Sounds like very expensive masochism to me.”

Craig Forbes, Lewisham, letter to the SMH.