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    Australia a country with no culture: David Gower

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    Will belt him with a Chiko roll next time I see him.
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    Its been like that ever since the English arrived.
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    Gower getting the volleys in early.
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    At least Gower said it, and not Gough or Flintoff; both the latter two are thick enough to serve as planks in the hull of a convict transportation ship.

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    Always knew Gower spoke sense.

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    Truly a classy on drive of truth from Lord Gower there.

    The closest most Aussies I've known have gotten to culture is accidentally switching to a classical music station in their Holden SS ute thinking it's the classic rock channel prompting a "What the ****? this ain't Cold Chisel!" outburst.

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    Australia aint got none classical music station cobber.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TNT View Post
    Australia aint got none classical music station cobber.
    They pick up on LW from NZ

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    wtf moite? we've got colcha.

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    I actually find this highly offensive, and whether he was attempting to be deliberately provocative or not, the fact he felt he was able to use phrases that have blatantly racial undertones and incredibly dark histories ("animal mentality", feral humans) is hugely disappointing and something he should be widely criticised for (which won't happen).

    On a personal level, my opinion of him has fundamentally altered and all respect (which was not inconsiderable) is gone. The point that Gower will almost certainly fail to appreciate is that these statements reveal a lot more about him and a certain class of Englishmen (neo-colonial, bred into a privileged society marked by the white man's burden) than they do about those he seeks to ridicule.

    Post-script: hmm, just looked up his Wikipedia page and it turns out he was born and raised in colonial Africa. Words are marked by history. You should think about that Mr Gower.
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    Quote Originally Posted by burr View Post
    I actually find this highly offensive, and whether he was attempting to be deliberately provocative or not, the fact he felt he was able to use phrases that have blatantly racial undertones and incredibly dark histories ("animal mentality", feral humans) is hugely disappointing and something he should be widely criticised for (which won't happen).

    On a personal level, my opinion of him has fundamentally altered and all respect (which was not inconsiderable) is gone. The point that Gower will almost certainly fail to appreciate is that these statements reveal a lot more about him and a certain class of Englishmen (neo-colonial, bred into a privileged society marked by the white man's burden) than they do about those he seeks to ridicule.

    Post-script: hmm, just looked up his Wikipedia page and it turns out he was born and raised in colonial Africa. Words are marked by history. You should think about that Mr Gower.
    Some big words used there. Sure you're from Australia?

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