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Dear Australians, What? I was almost hoping you might be the last bastion of people not doing stuff like this. WOE. Will calling it "dryness" really make that much of a difference?

This is a dangerous news story. Now there is precedent. Do not let your children see this story.

Oh please, please let this be true. Please.


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Oct. 23rd, 2008 12:47 pm (UTC)
As an Australian who saw your post on the 'latest posts' I apologise for that. It's that political correctness stuff that the right wing Americans foisted on the world.
Oct. 23rd, 2008 01:03 pm (UTC)
Indeed, the American tendency to avoid possible insult at all costs is excruciating at times. They seem to swing between extreme arrogance and extreme... hmmm, I can't think of the right word atm. But I suspect their desire to appear "sensitive" to others actually stems from that self same arrogance, "now lets not upset the *foreigners/natives/women/gheys/blacks/Muslims* they get offended so easily".
*pat pat*
Oct. 23rd, 2008 12:54 pm (UTC)
No, we are not banning the word drought.
We have had major weather issues for years- some places have gone without significant rainfall for 7 years. We do have major issues with depression amongst the farming communities- lots of suicide :(
But I would imagine they probably mean when counselling someone lets try and avoid the word "drought" or some such.
Thankfully we aren't too keen on tip toeing 'round when it comes to language, although at times we can be too harsh- the old "pull your socks up, it could be worse" type of thing.

LOL, if we banned the word drought our weathermen would be screwed, they'd have nothing to report ;)
Oct. 23rd, 2008 12:57 pm (UTC)
Thank fuck for that. It didn't seem very in character.
Oct. 23rd, 2008 02:17 pm (UTC)
please please let this be untrue Hoff 'is so thrilled with his new starring role he has recorded a new version of Culture Club's Do You Really Want To Hurt Me'

Oct. 23rd, 2008 02:19 pm (UTC)
It would explain the dream I had last night...
Oct. 27th, 2008 07:47 pm (UTC)
There is a price to pay: "he has recorded a new version of Culture Club's Do You Really Want To Hurt Me, which will be available as a download when the game hits stores."
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