NSW/SYD: banning colours

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

  1. Zebee Johnstone

    JL Guest

    <sigh> I know, I bwelatedly realised and stopped bothering 2 days ago

    JL, Jan 20, 2008
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  2. Zebee Johnstone

    JL Guest

    Point to where I've claimed to have beaten you dickhead. I just stopped
    responding to you.

    (yeah yeah I know but sometimes enough incitement and etc)
    JL, Jan 20, 2008
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  3. Zebee Johnstone

    JL Guest

    Yes, thats right Damien...

    big (See John? Never engage to start with, it's often better that way...)

    You are right Big, you are so very right ! <sigh>

    ( I just don't know that I have the willpower to avoid quixotic attempts)
    JL, Jan 20, 2008
  4. Zebee Johnstone

    JL Guest

    Damn ! So there's not only consistency about the way coppers on ausmoto
    spell, there's consistency about the way teachers on ausmoto (fail) to

    (there's gotta be a PhD thesis in this !!)
    JL, Jan 20, 2008
  5. Zebee Johnstone

    Theo Bekkers Guest

    We're in gambit mode now, are we? If an Australian journalist was writing an
    article for Le Monde, I would expect said journalist to write in French.
    Does that answer your question.

    Tell me, are you a school-teacher? Or just naturally a fuckwit?
    I don't believe I said at any time that Aus spelling was superior in any
    way. I said we should continue to spell the way we spell in Aus, and leave
    the yanks to their version. And resist any attempts to adopt their version.
    And I'm even happy for the French to continue to parlez Francais. How is
    that bigoted?
    No, should I have mentioned strine? When were you last as horrified by Aus
    spoken on TV as what we hear in the Springer show?

    Theo Bekkers, Jan 20, 2008
  6. Zebee Johnstone

    JL Guest

    Same confusion as before. That's not the action of justification, it's
    the action of discrimination (inaccurately applied), it's the bit in
    the paragraph below, not the bit in the paragraph above.
    Indeed, I understand that. I'm skeptical that on the info available
    that there will be any wider impact than a bunch of OMCGs won't be
    able to get into a few pubs in Parramatta that are trying to go "up
    market", you think there will be. OK. I think it more matters whether
    this is going to be widely applied or it's just a couple of pubs.

    Indeed :) This is the bit you are referring to - "collateral damage"
    against those who look like a duck but turn out to just be a
    goose. :)

    JL, Jan 20, 2008
  7. Zebee Johnstone

    JL Guest

    Errm if bouncers are too stupid to tell the difference between
    Bandidos colours and a Ulysses logo why do you think they can tell the
    difference between an electra-glide and any other HD ? Logical
    inconsistency there mate.

    (besides I know at least one 1%er who has a full dress hogly (dunno
    the exact model) in his stable )
    JL, Jan 20, 2008
  8. Zebee Johnstone

    Damien Guest

    So you're admitting that I am right then? :)
    Damien, Jan 20, 2008
  9. Zebee Johnstone

    Damien Guest

    Damien, Jan 20, 2008
  10. Zebee Johnstone

    Damien Guest

    No, we're not. But it was said that pretty much the sole grounds for
    demanding that "Australian" spellings be used was that we are in
    Australia. I was simply pointing out that even on that rather poor
    basis, there are any number of very valid grounds for NOT using
    "Australian" spellings even so. My example was simply one such example.
    I think it's just a side-effect from hanging around you lot too much.

    Maybe not directly, but surely you're smart enough to realise the actual
    intent of your words? When you say "you MUST use OUR spelling, because
    its OURS", what is that if not a statement of implied superiority? As
    for the bigotry, look no further than your supporting criticisms that it
    is preferable because it is NOT the spelling used by a certain other

    If you wish to avoid claims of superiority and bigotry, then your
    support for "Australian" spellings needs to be given without derogatory
    references to other cultures, and in a way that demonstrates some degree
    of objective understanding of evidence/argument that does not rely on
    denigrating other forms, but rather demonstrates advantages not
    otherwise possible.

    But if you wish to continue to base your opposition to other forms on
    the sole basis of their association with another culture (as you have
    been doing), irrespective of the fact that they were actually originated
    within your own culture anyway, then you must accept that you will
    expose yourself to accusations of cultural bigotry. Because that's
    exactly what it is, whether you like it or not.
    Damien, Jan 20, 2008
  11. Zebee Johnstone

    Theo Bekkers Guest

    I believe your example was for language to be used outside Australia. So not
    a valid example. Sorry
    You know the intent of my words? Maybe you infer the intent of my words.
    You may not be aware that English was not my first language as I was not
    born in Oz, so am slightly confused as to what you think my 'culture' might
    be. I do sometimes have difficulty with English, as she is writ,
    particularly when the rules conflict with the rules of my first language. I
    suspect you don't have that problem.

    Theo Bekkers, Jan 20, 2008
  12. Zebee Johnstone

    Moike Guest

    No there isn't!

    Moike, Jan 20, 2008
  13. Zebee Johnstone

    JL Guest

    Yebbut, you're not a real teacher - you're just moonlighting aren't
    you ?

    JL, Jan 20, 2008
  14. Zebee Johnstone

    Nev.. Guest

    Ahh, so that's it. Harleys are easy to work on at home. That'd explain
    why Pisshead is always working on his!

    '07 XB12X
    Nev.., Jan 21, 2008
  15. Zebee Johnstone

    CrazyCam Guest

    Well, in Pete's defense, it does appear like those "they" bastards put a
    Harley drive belt on the floor and built a whole trike around it.

    CrazyCam, Jan 21, 2008
  16. Zebee Johnstone

    SteveB Guest

    You confuse superiority with difference.
    I am all for keeping Aus spelling so that we can remain different to
    the other culture(s). There is no superiority involved, just a desire
    to not end up in a planet wide beige culture, possibly dictated by

    SteveB, Jan 21, 2008
  17. Zebee Johnstone

    bikerbetty Guest

    Agreed! I consistently fail to argue because I generally don't like

    bikerbetty, Jan 21, 2008
  18. Zebee Johnstone

    bikerbetty Guest

    'specially the Yanks <running away>

    bikerbetty, Jan 21, 2008
  19. Zebee Johnstone

    Moike Guest


    I've got a contract this year to do VCE Maths for the *whole year*.

    (OK, it's part time.....)

    Moike, Jan 21, 2008
  20. Zebee Johnstone

    Nev.. Guest

    We're all quite lucky, that English has become the world language, and
    we're native speakers of English when most of the rest of the world have
    to learn it in addition to their own language, and in most cases English
    is more difficult to learn that their own language. Why go and make it
    more difficult for non-native English speakers by maintaining so many
    different versions of English?

    '07 XB12X
    Nev.., Jan 21, 2008
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