Sunday, June 19, 2005

Offending English and South Africans

I read a report of a book about English immigrants to Australia. The ten pound poms they were called. One woman said yes, we did whinge, we were whinging poms, but we were so unhappy to begin with.

I love stereotypes, and grasp at any information that reinforces them. But truly, I don't take this too seriously. Bear that in mind as your continue to read.

I saw Herald Sun right wing thunderer Andrew Bolt on tele a week or so ago. Did I detect an accent? South African? A Boer?

Ah, now I understand.

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous2:00 pm

    Actually Bolta is of dutch descent.

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  2. Quite so Anon. South African Dutch Afikana. As I said, a Boer. I don't actually know. Just guessing.

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