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Old 06-22-2012, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Australia
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THEY have been around for decades, wearing a mullet, black jeans and listening to heavy metal, and now the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) officially recognises bogans.

The word bogan has been included in the dictionary's list of new word entries for June, sandwiched between bling and bustler.

The OED, which calls itself the definitive record of the English language, defines a bogan as an Australian and New Zealand colloquial "depreciative term for unfashionable, uncouth, or unsophisticated person, esp. of low social status".

The origin of the word is unclear, but it may have originated in Australia. (ya think?)


http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/bogans/story-e6frg6n6-1226400727255



In honour of this momentous occasion, I would like to nominate someone who I believe could easily be crowned The Hugest Bogan in Australia.


My nominee is one David Allen Baker Baldwin, currently residing in jail in Queensland. What follows is a transcript of one of his hearings for attempted murder. Read right to the bottom.

***warning*** very bad language!


http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/story/2012/06/14/accused-goes-foul-mouthed-rampage/
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:01 PM
 
Location: The Downunderverse
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"He told the justice to "stick your trial up your f***ing arse" and told him to order a pizza too." ROFL I literally laughed out loud, like I say bogans are free endless entertainment for the whole family!
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Australia
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"He told the justice to "stick your trial up your f***ing arse" and told him to order a pizza too." ROFL I literally laughed out loud, like I say bogans are free endless entertainment for the whole family!
LOL so did I.

I named him Hugest Bogan in my best Kath and Kim voice (silent H).
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Sunshine Coast, BC
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Well, I should be shocked and disapproving but ... that was hilarious! That would have been a great trial to sit in on.
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Melbourne AUS
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Julia Gillard's accent makes Kath and Kim look like high class citizens.
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Old 06-23-2012, 03:49 AM
 
Location: Newcastle NSW Australia
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"He told the justice to "stick your trial up your f***ing arse" and told him to order a pizza too." ROFL I literally laughed out loud, like I say bogans are free endless entertainment for the whole family!
They are not entertaining if they are your neighbours.
Bogans will always be ""westies"' to me, and I am originally from the southwestern suburbs of Sydney, but not from that particular subculture.
See:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westie_(person)


It seems the word ""Bogan"" and ""Feral"" are interchangeable these days, as defining bogans has gradually degenerated to mean the lowest, as well as often unpleasant as well as uncultured, members of society.
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Old 06-23-2012, 03:52 AM
 
Location: Australia
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Housos housos housos

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Housos - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 06-23-2012, 03:55 AM
 
Location: Newcastle NSW Australia
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Houso hell as it is known here.
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Old 06-23-2012, 04:08 AM
 
Location: Australia
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Houso hell as it is known here.

There are no housos in my neighbourhood...so why do we have so many bogans?

IMO boganism permeates every level of society. Gerard Baden-clay may well be a bogan. I'm damn sure John Singleton is one...and possibly Rusty Crowe.
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Old 06-23-2012, 07:32 AM
 
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/\ Cause you live in elizabeth or salisbury, SA. My reco is next time someone calls you one for being kiwi para in your neighborhood, do what african americans and gays in the US have done with the N word and the Q word. Use the B word yourself to diminish the negative connotation
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