Friday, November 23, 2012



It's offensive to be called Australian?

Few Australians would think so

A CZECH-BORN woman has been found guilty of racially abusing her New Zealand-born neighbour by calling her a "stupid, fat Australian".

The Daily Mail reports that the row started after New Zealander Chelsea O'Reilly called the police following a fight between her neighbour Petra Mills and her husband in Macclesfield, England.

Ms O'Reilly said: "She called me a stupid, fat Australian b****. Because of my accent there can be some confusion over my nationality. She knew I was from New Zealand.

She was fined 110 pounds ($168) for racially aggravated public disorder, 50 pounds to be awarded to Ms O'Reilly and 500 pounds to cover all court costs.

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An English point of view, I guess.  Just about everything is offensive there if somebody complains

10 comments:

Bird of Paradise said...

New Zealanders call themselves KIWIS after the bird and not the fruit, AND SPEECH CODES SUCK

Anonymous said...

Merry ol England. Remember when in England to keep your mouth shut about anything. Big Brother is watching.

terrence said...

It pays to be "offended"...

Go Away Bird said...

Big Brother Sucks

stinky said...

"Racially aggravated public disorder"...? Australians and NZ'ers are different races now? The speech code crowd are so stoopid.

Kee Bird said...

This is what happens toa nation when its run by liberals

Anonymous said...

"Political correctness is a far greater threat to our freedom and liberty than is terrorism..."

withtwist said...

Call me an Australian anything, and I'll just thank you.

Anonymous said...

With extreme "British-style" political correctness sweeping across Australia, yes, it is offensive to be called an Australian.

Anonymous said...

3:30 - so is it offensive for Australians to call Brits or recent British immigrants to Australia "Poms" in an obviously derogatory and patronizing way?