Bogan

Published July 23, 2018 by helentastic67

Bogan

Bogan

As promised some time ago on a Hot off the Press, from early June 2017, I mentioned the Bogan reference to an adventure to Moe, a town a few hours from Melbourne.

Adventures in Moe

The Bogan is a common term in Australia for a person who has not enough education and doesn’t see the point in getting any, they have no class or style.

Bogan Education

And I know I sound like a snob as I write this however, everyone has a little Bogan in them. Comedians make fun of them and when making a point with friends about how people have assumptions about me being a Bogan, I can deny it in a classy Bogan fashion.

Snob

“Come here and say that”

There are some suburbs where Bogan seems to be more obvious. Some areas, drugs make the Bogan more “enhanced” so that’s not a bonus.

Bogan 1Grammer

The speech is often less (again I hear my inner snob) intellectual. Fine! Careless. They are careless with using words. They are likely to be out and will see a friend and call out to them regardless of their environment, using swear words or inappropriate pet names to be called out in public or across the street.

Grammer

5 comments on “Bogan

  • Interesting that Australia has the same bias against the same people. In the USA, the term is “redneck.”

    My father had a 5th grade education. I have to say that he could read and write better than most people who graduate from high school these days. He was a mover and because he didn’t have good grammar he was called some unflattering names, all of them as bad as anything a person of color could cite.

    Yes, there are some who deserve vilification. But that could be said about any class of people. My mom used to say, “You can’t judge a book by its cover.” Living in a county of Florida that is know to be “redneck central” I can tell you for a fact that my mom’s old cliche is true.

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  • I hear you. I invite you to visit some time? I’ll give you the tour? Also, unlike Rednecks Bogans don’t know how to turn roadkill into sunday nights dinner? Too stereotypical? (she says tongue-in-cheek)
    I thought Florida was full of retired Judge Judy’s? If not, I have been misled.
    Also, I suspect your father despite his low educational level completed still had a desire to know things? He would have been in interesting person to converse with. Thanks for the comment. Cheers,H

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  • LOL. Today I learnt something new 😉
    Norfolk people, of which I am one of them, are often made fun of by the city folk, usually Londoners. Lots of jokes about tractors. I confuse the fuck out of them because I speak with an ‘educated’ accent – people assume I’m from a good London family – but it was my dad’s doing. He wouldn’t let me pick up the local dialect. His mother came from London and I suppose since he was brought up that way, then so be it for me.
    Hugs my friend!! xo

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