New Aussie slang: ‘Corey’ = wanker

by Lee Hopkins on January 15, 2008 · 9 comments

in miscellaneous

From NewsCorp:

THE schoolboy who hosted a wild party for 500 booze-fuelled teens while his parents were away on holiday has apologised after his neighbourhood was wrecked.

Corey’s parents Jo and Stephen Delaney could now be hit with a $20,000 bill from police, who were themselves pelted with rocks and bottles and had their vehicles smashed when they tried to stop the party. They eventually had to call for back-up, including the dog squad and the police helicopter.

Mr Delaney said he was so angry he had barely spoken to his son.

"He won’t speak to us and you can understand why, because I think he knows what’s coming,” he said.

"We’ve had a lot of family and friends trying to talk to him to make him understand what he’s done.

He seems very blase about it.”

We are privileged to be present at the birth of a new slang term, methinks. Forget ‘merchant banker’, think ‘Corey’.

  • http://mediabullseye.com/ Sarah Wurrey

    Oh my gosh, I heard this guy on the radio on the way to work this morning. The hosts fancy themselves Howard Stern types, and were praising him for acting like a complete jerk to one of the newscasters who interviewed him and talking about how he’s “famous” now. He sounds like a horrible young man, which leads me to wonder why his parents are letting him do world-wide media interviews to brag about this whole thing? If anyone’s to blame for their son being an idiot, it’s them!

  • http://mediabullseye.com Sarah Wurrey

    Oh my gosh, I heard this guy on the radio on the way to work this morning. The hosts fancy themselves Howard Stern types, and were praising him for acting like a complete jerk to one of the newscasters who interviewed him and talking about how he’s “famous” now. He sounds like a horrible young man, which leads me to wonder why his parents are letting him do world-wide media interviews to brag about this whole thing? If anyone’s to blame for their son being an idiot, it’s them!

  • http://leehopkins.net/ Lee Hopkins

    Ahhh, Sarah!

    I wish I could agree with you, but the pendulum in Australia on raising children has swung so far to the ‘permissive’ side that by the age of 15 most Aussie teenagers are a law unto themselves.

    Egged on by drugs and alcohol, they do what they want, when they want, and parents are powerless to stop them, no matter what restrictions they might place upon them.

    But complete wankers are complete wankers and will always be so, no matter what country they hail from. USA, Britain, mainland Europe — all can boast a fair number of complete idiots who love ‘hanging tough’ for the media and their mates at the expense of the ones who have loved them and invested so much time and energy into them.

    I think his parents are between a rock and a hard place — they want to let the whole neighbourhood know they are ashamed and very sorry for their son’s behaviour, that they condemn it most strongly. They are also still loving him (what else can they do?) but letting him hang himself so he can learn his own much-needed lessons.

    My stepson and his mates ‘hang tough’ just like Corey, but at least my stepson wouldn’t let anything like this happen and would be absolutely mortified at even one tenth of the damage Corey caused.

    Don’t forget, whilst individually and on their own these boys (like my stepson’s mates) are really lovely and polite kids who have wandered off the track a bit but who are inherently good, when you get them in a pack they collectively share the one brain cell. Add alcohol and drugs to this one neuron and all manner of stupidity results.

    I truly feel for his parents. Personally, I’d never speak to the little shit ever again until he’d shown true remorse, apologised to every neighbour individually, apologised to the police, and got a job and started paying back the $20k bill.

  • http://leehopkins.net Lee Hopkins

    Ahhh, Sarah!

    I wish I could agree with you, but the pendulum in Australia on raising children has swung so far to the ‘permissive’ side that by the age of 15 most Aussie teenagers are a law unto themselves.

    Egged on by drugs and alcohol, they do what they want, when they want, and parents are powerless to stop them, no matter what restrictions they might place upon them.

    But complete wankers are complete wankers and will always be so, no matter what country they hail from. USA, Britain, mainland Europe — all can boast a fair number of complete idiots who love ‘hanging tough’ for the media and their mates at the expense of the ones who have loved them and invested so much time and energy into them.

    I think his parents are between a rock and a hard place — they want to let the whole neighbourhood know they are ashamed and very sorry for their son’s behaviour, that they condemn it most strongly. They are also still loving him (what else can they do?) but letting him hang himself so he can learn his own much-needed lessons.

    My stepson and his mates ‘hang tough’ just like Corey, but at least my stepson wouldn’t let anything like this happen and would be absolutely mortified at even one tenth of the damage Corey caused.

    Don’t forget, whilst individually and on their own these boys (like my stepson’s mates) are really lovely and polite kids who have wandered off the track a bit but who are inherently good, when you get them in a pack they collectively share the one brain cell. Add alcohol and drugs to this one neuron and all manner of stupidity results.

    I truly feel for his parents. Personally, I’d never speak to the little shit ever again until he’d shown true remorse, apologised to every neighbour individually, apologised to the police, and got a job and started paying back the $20k bill.

  • Daniel Sedin

    It must be true that he’s a wanker! There’s even a domain name that says so. :-)

    http://www.coreyisawanker.com/

  • Daniel Sedin

    It must be true that he’s a wanker! There’s even a domain name that says so. :-)

    http://www.coreyisawanker.com/

  • anne

    im just curious about wanker means… can u help me please!!! thank u…

  • anne

    im just curious about wanker means… can u help me please!!! thank u…

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