The Art of the Australian Insult


Fairy-floss
March 23, 2009, 11:03 pm
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“I don’t think I am the slightest bit dishonest, which means I can lie and not be a liar (“I lied, but I’m basically honest, says Einfeld”, March 23)? Of course that is how five year-olds view their transgressions, but for a 70 year-old to trot out such fairy-floss is a disgrace worse than the lying. Of course we can forgive the man, but we cannot forgive his childish protest of fundamental honesty. His pants are still on fire.”

Keith Russell Mayfield West on Marcus Einfeld.

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They start young in Darwin
February 23, 2009, 10:56 am
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“It is worse than disappointing – it is outrageous. She was driving from The Esplanade on to Daly St, she went over the roundabout, stopped at the lights when it was green, waited while it was amber and when it turned red she took off. She had no lights on at all. It is absolutely disgraceful that adults could let her be in this situation.”

Darwin police watch commander, senior sergeant Chris Lyndon comments on the arrest of a drunk thirteen year old girl, who was on her way to fetch her aunty from a nightclub. Her ten year old cousin was in the car with her.



The card-carrying moose-shooters of Spit Bridge
November 11, 2008, 5:16 am
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“They tell me Guantanamo Bay is to close and gulags are things of the past, but I understand Christmas Island has excellent facilities. If ever a section of society needed re-education, it is those card-carrying moose shooters who take to the Spit Bridge bus lane.”

Sean Kelly, Mosman, letter to the Sydney Morning Herald, complains about motorists who use the bus lane to get ahead in the queue.



A lying dog
June 11, 2008, 7:28 am
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“Mate, you’re a lying dog. You’re a liar and you’re going to get caught.”

OIympic cyclist Ben Kersten to the motorist who had called a radio station after causing an accident and a road rage incident. The motorist was angry because Kersten called him a “goose” for stopping suddenly, causing a group of cyclists to ride into the back of him.



Snack food, booze and drugs: a deadly combination
June 11, 2008, 7:23 am
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“It’s alleged this incident related to the deceased throwing several cheese balls onto the vehicle being occupied by the accused and Long.”

Police report on incident in which a woman ran over and killed 21 year old Eli Westlake after an altercation over the weekend.