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Old 07-08-2013, 02:29 AM
 
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I was in NZ and also Australia recently and was surprised at how ordinary middle-aged, seemingly normal people acted so ghetto.

I think its fair to say that if you spoke to a lot of Australians during the week at work, and then on the weekend, you'd could be forgiven for not realising they were the same person.

As for the middle aged issue, all I can say is "grey nomads"; they often make typical 18 year uni students look responsible, restrained and cultured.
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Old 07-08-2013, 02:40 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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I'm aware of what a bogan is (olde and the nouveau) but what the flying fork is "acting ghetto"?
I don't know what a ghetto even is
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:51 AM
 
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I'm aware of what a bogan is (olde and the nouveau) but what the flying fork is "acting ghetto"?
I don't know what a ghetto even is
That reminds me of the time I once chatted to an American girl online over the internet. She asked me what living in Australia was like and I told her and I mentioned that the suburb I lived in was a little rough and she was all like, "OMG DO U LIVE IN DA GHETTO?"

I wanted to tell her that I don't live in America, and that I'm not from Compton or anything.
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:25 AM
 
Location: NYC
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I'm aware of what a bogan is (olde and the nouveau) but what the flying fork is "acting ghetto"?
I don't know what a ghetto even is
Vomit everywhere
Drunken people
Broken glass
Graffiti
People driving too fast
People driving cars too loud to be street legal
Few people on the sidewalk - empty public spaces
Weed ridden lawns and parks
Chain link fences
Used condoms
People wearing outrageously ostentatious clothing trying to be 'supercool'
Anti Social behavior

And this is what I witnessed in 'exclusive' suburbs in Brisbane. It was like Imperial Courts without the guns.
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:27 AM
 
Location: NYC
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I think its fair to say that if you spoke to a lot of Australians during the week at work, and then on the weekend, you'd could be forgiven for not realising they were the same person.

As for the middle aged issue, all I can say is "grey nomads"; they often make typical 18 year uni students look responsible, restrained and cultured.
Interesting. What are 'grey nomads'? That's a new term for me. Thanks.
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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Interesting. What are 'grey nomads'? That's a new term for me. Thanks.

Retired Bogans, who take their Drunkenness, Broken Glass, Graffiti, Fast Cars, Used Condoms and anti social behavior to other towns.

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Old 07-08-2013, 07:20 PM
 
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Vomit everywhere
Drunken people
Broken glass
Graffiti
People driving too fast
People driving cars too loud to be street legal
Few people on the sidewalk - empty public spaces
Weed ridden lawns and parks
Chain link fences
Used condoms
People wearing outrageously ostentatious clothing trying to be 'supercool'
Anti Social behavior

And this is what I witnessed in 'exclusive' suburbs in Brisbane. It was like Imperial Courts without the guns.


Your sig says NYC

A quick google for drunkenness and bad behavior in NYC, recent without even trying.

Three NYC employees busted for drunk driving on the Fourth - NY Daily News

http://brooklyn.news12.com/news/nyc-...-mph-1.5640315


Try walking around your own city Friday or Saturday night with a fresh peer of eyes like you are a first time visitor observing anything negative, I think you are in for a real shock.
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:28 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Well NYC is actually a huge city. People live cheek by jowl, about 8+ million of us or 20 million if you take into account the whole metro area. You cannot compare this to Brisbane. I was talking about 'exclusive' suburbs and 'wealthy' suburbs of Brisbane. The chain link fences, overgrown yards, people in huge cars driving way too fast and too loud, and lack of any people on the sidewalks or in public spaces all made it look like Watts in LA. It looked ghetto and run down. The graffiti everywhere was also a nice touch. So was the fighting and drunken behavior. I appreciate it's a tiny town and probably not a significant one in world terms, but that's not what I expected from the wealthier suburbs there. It sure was a surprise.

Thanks for your comments.
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Next stop Antarctica
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Retired Bogans, who take their Drunkenness, Broken Glass, Graffiti, Fast Cars, Used Condoms and anti social behavior to other towns.
Grey Nomads was first used to describe retired people with money who travel round Australia for a couple of years to do " the big trip". Most of them are in their 60's and 70's " used condoms " ha!
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Old 07-09-2013, 02:46 AM
 
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Grey Nomads was first used to describe retired people with money who travel round Australia for a couple of years to do " the big trip". Most of them are in their 60's and 70's " used condoms " ha!
Technically true, but grey nomads.....retirees seeing their country....or baby boomers gone wild...

I'm undecided, still.....
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