NSW/SYD: banning colours

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by Zebee Johnstone, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. Zebee Johnstone

    Theo Bekkers Guest

    I'm waiting for fonetik to be spelt phonetically.
    You mean having a gay time didn't mean ......?

    Theo Bekkers, Jan 19, 2008
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  2. Zebee Johnstone

    Boxer Guest

    So you are advocating for freedom to wear what you like to a pub, but draw
    the line on freedom in the way words are spelt?

    Boxer, Jan 19, 2008
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  3. Zebee Johnstone

    Theo Bekkers Guest


    Have you ever been called a pedantic wanker Damien?
    The English-writing world spells it as colour. This of course excludes the
    unfrenchified yanks, who do not speak, or write English.

    Theo Bekkers, Jan 19, 2008
  4. Zebee Johnstone

    Theo Bekkers Guest

    You have to draw the line in the sand somewhere.

    Beer mate?

    Theo Bekkers, Jan 19, 2008
  5. Zebee Johnstone

    Damien Guest

    I don't particularly care which way any given person chooses to spell
    it. Either way, both are still recognised and completely acceptable
    forms, and the only thing that truly matters is that they are used
    consistently in any given context.

    The truly pedantic wankers are the ones who keep piping up saying "You
    can't say that, it's a stupid seppo term, we're in Australia!"

    I'm just pointing out the baseless underlying bigotry behind such
    assertions, that's all. It says a lot about people as to how they then
    choose to respond to that.
    Damien, Jan 19, 2008
  6. Zebee Johnstone

    Boxer Guest

    Being of Irish herritage, I really don't adhear to the "English" way of
    doing things.

    Boxer, Jan 19, 2008
  7. Zebee Johnstone

    Theo Bekkers Guest

    Hallo fish. :)

    Theo Bekkers, Jan 19, 2008
  8. Zebee Johnstone

    atec77 Guest

    That's the truth

    Watching some drag racing this morning one of the yank drivers said a
    whole lot of something , about the only thing I could discern from this
    down home heavy accented Arkansis boy was praisethelord ( I think) that
    was it inter spaced through several paragraphs that made the wife say
    "What did he say ?"
    atec77, Jan 19, 2008
  9. Zebee Johnstone

    Damien Guest

    So an Australian person, working for an Australian company, located in
    Australia, must always use Australian spellings - even if they happen to
    be writing for an exclusively American audience???

    Being in Australia is not sufficient reason to demand that "Australian"
    spellings are used exclusively. The real problem here is not the form of
    spelling used, but the unapologetic cultural bigotry of those who are
    making the loudest objections.
    Damien, Jan 19, 2008
  10. Zebee Johnstone

    Theo Bekkers Guest

    I would expect an Australian to use Australian spelling and an American to
    use US spellings, even in discourse with each other. I doubt that an
    American would be offended by an aussie using the word colour or vice versa
    with color. But for an Aussie to use the word color is just wrong to me.
    Even 'Labor' makes me cringe.
    I think you're wrong about that cultural bigotry part. People resist
    language change, no matter where they live, and that is not bigotry or a bad
    thing. The Americans are horrified what 'hoodspeak' is doing to their
    language. Word like 'mon' and 'ho' are terrible use of language. You want to
    know what an undefended language sounds like? Watch Jerry Springer some

    Theo Bekkers, Jan 19, 2008
  11. Zebee Johnstone

    Boxer Guest

    I agree Labor has made me cringe for ages.

    Boxer, Jan 19, 2008
  12. Zebee Johnstone

    Damien Guest

    So if the Australian in question was a journalist writing for an
    American newspaper, but based out of their home/office here, then you'd
    still expect them to use Australian spellings?
    I think I'm spot-on. Not one single person has opposed "American"
    spellings by providing specific and non-cultural evidence of the
    superiority of "Australian" spellings. Not even once. In every single
    instance, their demands have been exclusively on the grounds that
    Australian spellings should be used because we're Australian and
    American spellings should be rejected because they're American. That
    says it's all about culture, nothing else, and anyone who makes their
    demands on that basis alone is a bigot.
    And now you're talking about something completely different altogether.
    The various "street" variants of language are corruptions, they are not
    officially recognised as being correct and accceptable in formal
    contexts due to their informal nature. Was it intentional that you
    neglected to also refer to similar Australian corruptions, such as
    strine etc?
    Damien, Jan 19, 2008
  13. Zebee Johnstone

    Damien Guest

    And that would probably explain why I shouldn't have ever talked to JL
    et al in the first place, and why they continue to insistently claim to
    have beaten me - it's all that experience they must have! :)
    Damien, Jan 19, 2008
  14. Zebee Johnstone

    atec77 Guest

    Nothing cultural about labor
    atec77, Jan 19, 2008
  15. Zebee Johnstone

    Theo Bekkers Guest

    That's two.

    Theo Bekkers, Jan 19, 2008
  16. Zebee Johnstone

    CrazyCam Guest

    <gasp> Americans can read?

    CrazyCam, Jan 19, 2008
  17. Zebee Johnstone

    atec77 Guest


    no point laboring the subject.
    atec77, Jan 19, 2008
  18. That's why they make so many movies

    they can only look at the pictures
    George W. Frost, Jan 19, 2008
  19. Zebee Johnstone

    Nev.. Guest

    See, and it's stuff like that which just highlights how poor your
    judgement really is. Probably worse than what you give bouncers the
    credit for. And to think they let people like you educate children.

    '07 XB12X
    Nev.., Jan 20, 2008
  20. Zebee Johnstone

    Damien Guest

    Sounds like the words of someone who can't pass a WWC check to me...
    Damien, Jan 20, 2008
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