23 February, 2006

Bloody Aussies


Right, I'll just preface this post by saying that I'm very proud to be able to call myself Australian.

However.... when they choose to do advertising campaigns like this (or the apparently hugely successful 'throw another shrimp on the barbie' campaign of the 80s) I just feel mildly embarrassed.

I mean, really.

19 comments:

DaBich said...

ehhh...shake it off Zigster :)

ziggystardust73 said...

I'll give it my best shot, Dabich!

running42k said...

Could be worse. No worries mate. (I picked that up off an Australian tv show I watch. The Block, I love that show.)

ziggystardust73 said...

Running - The Block is *bloody* hilarious.

Scribe - what is cool is that my parents were living literally a couple of streets back from (I believe) that very beach in that photo! I think it's Cable Beach in Broome and it really is the most beautiful beach.

ziggystardust73 said...

um, how did my comment get before yours, Scribe?!?! I mean, I know you're on the other side of the world... but that is muchos confusing.

scribe said...

I think it's cool.

DaBich said...

Ziggy, that mix up of comments happened to me too...on Scribe's site!

Anhoni Patel said...

I don't get it.

angel, jr. said...

I've seen the retort appear before the comment. It's pretty cool.

The Dangerous Man said...

Am I the only one who doesn't get the advert? Or do they say "bloody" in Australia as well.

Am I being thick? O_o

Sar said...

Hmm, I'm not sure I get it either. Though I do find most Aussies and their Aussie-isms very endearing. Along with nice beaches. Speaking of, Ziggy...my place, Friday!

Bluez628 said...

Yanno come to think of it, I'm really getting tired of those bloody "Outback" commercials.

Future Legend said...

Yeah, dude, i don't get the ad, nor the offense. What's with the Camels? Why the national animal of Egypt?

Anyway, the English have football supporters to undo any national pride that might be felt. At least you've Prisoner Cell Block H (I'm now about the gayest thing with a beating heart right?!).

ziggystardust73 said...

guys, I don't think there is much to get. "Bloody" is known to be a word which is *very* over-used in Oz, that's all.

I just think it's a bit embarrassing to use camels (yep, FL... not exactly Australian) and a word which is not specific to Australia but clearly a colloquialism for a major advertising campagin...

OH! and Future Legend... I have "Prisoner Cell Block H" or simply "Prisoner" as it was known in Australia on DVD... who's the gaylord now?!

Anhoni Patel said...

I believe the correct terminolgy is Lord of the Gays rather than gaylord.

organiclifeform said...

I have just had a flashback, a late 90's government campaign..."if you drink, the drive, you're a bloody idiot!". Now there's a good use of poor colloquial aussie...straight to the point! x

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