Australia’s that island off the coast of New Zealand

Neighbour found guilty of racially abusing New Zealand-born woman by calling her a ‘stupid fat Australian’

You saw that, no doubt.  It was either amusing or facepalmingly awful in that it actually got to court at all and yet, for a New Zealander, that was the ultimate insult, like calling a Scotsman Scotch or English.  You can call his land the land of sophistry and mist but you mustn’t call him English.

And as usual, it is the smaller and weaker nation which resents the larger and more boorish nation.  So it is the New Zealanders who resent the Australians, not the other way round.

Mind you – nations of equal size and using the same colours can also have a rivalry, no?  The Australians and South Africans have had that for donkeys’ years but it’s not a deep resentment in the sense of an inferiority complex, more a friendly rivalry gone stupid.

And it needn’t even be between nations.  Within Australia there’s the Melbourne-Sydney rivalry [Sydney’s inferiority complex] and over here, everyone hates a Yorkshireman [Boycott?].

And as for that chav calling the New Zealand girl fat – LOL, did you see the pic of that chav?   Pot – kettle, kettle-pot.

The thing we’re left with, as mentioned at the top, is how that ever got to court in the first place – testament to the rampant departure from reason which governs this land these days.

[H/T Chuckles]

6 Responses to “Australia’s that island off the coast of New Zealand”

  1. dearieme November 24, 2012 at 12:15 Permalink

    When we lived in NZ, friends referred to Oz as the “West Island”.

  2. The Jannie November 24, 2012 at 12:27 Permalink

    Since when was an insult based on nationality racism; don’t these people speak English any more?

    Anyway, if Australians were a race they’d have won more golds har har.

  3. James Higham November 24, 2012 at 17:54 Permalink

    It’s all a bit of fun, isn’t it?

  4. Obligato November 24, 2012 at 18:11 Permalink

    You can always tell a Yorkshireman ….but you can’t tell em much.

  5. banned November 25, 2012 at 00:03 Permalink

    Wot The Jannie said; seems that Race Hate has now become Country Hate so now we can’t even mock the Belgians.

  6. Amfortas November 25, 2012 at 00:41 Permalink

    In Tasmania we refer to the bulk of Oz as the North Island.

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