The Art of the Australian Insult

What were they expecting?
March 16, 2009, 10:34 pm
Filed under: Fauna and Flora, Lifestyles

“Competitors in a swimming race around Shark Island at the weekend were bothered by a shark (“Shark near swimmers”, March 16). What were they expecting? Gold Coast meter maids?”

Paul Duncan, Leura, letter to the Sydney Morning Herald.

Blame the greens
February 14, 2009, 1:18 am
Filed under: Fauna and Flora

Shame on you, greenies, for stopping toxic waste dumping (“Navy diver fights off shark”,, February 12). Now our harbour is infested with killer sharks.

Harley Stumm Redfern, letter to the Sydney Morning Herald. This article in The Australian blames an increase in the number of sharks on the appeasement of green voters. This writer to The Australian has a different theory:

I think the current plethora of sharks around Sydney probably emerged from Macquarie Street. 
Sydney Mitchell, Erina, NSW

“You dickheads won’t cut trees down”
February 12, 2009, 10:15 am
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“We’ve lost two people in my family because you dickheads won’t cut trees down.”

A survivor of the bushfires criticises the Nillumbik council’s policies on bush clearing, which have been blamed for building up the fuel load in the region.

Cull the stupid
June 16, 2008, 3:19 am
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“I would support euthanasing the animal liberationists at the same time as the roos on the basis of stupidity.”

Canberra resident, commenting on local radio at the time of the notorious Canberra Kangaroo Cull.


Source: Daily Mail