Are Australians the new septics*?

by Lee Hopkins on March 29, 2007 · 2 comments

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Aussies about to misbehave

That dashingly handsome and thoroughly fine fellow Bryan Person (known to friends as ‘Bryper’) pointed me off to an interesting thought piece on Australian etiquette when overseas.

My own views on etiquette were made quite clear when Paull Young first left on his ‘Social Media World Domination Tour’ late last year. However, Bryper’s link to a SMH blog post reminds me that even in this crazy, mixed-up, muddled-up, shook-up world there is always someone who will kick Lola out of the bar for mixing coke and beer in the one glass — and trying to ingest it via one’s nostrils.

Still, as one of the commentors to the blogpost says,

“Solution: When you see offensive Aussies, quietly tell everyone around you that they’re Kiwis trying to give us a bad name :-)”



* ‘septic’ is short for ‘septic tank’, which is aussie rhyming slang for ‘yank’. A ‘Kiwi’ is someone from New Zealand.


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  • http://www.Bryper.com/ Bryan Person, Bryper.com

    Yes, I believe an Aussie once called me a “seppo” in an endearing way.

    For those playing at home: seppo

  • http://www.Bryper.com Bryan Person, Bryper.com

    Yes, I believe an Aussie once called me a “seppo” in an endearing way.

    For those playing at home: seppo

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