Tag Archives: bogans

Bogans: Why they have risen and are looked down upon

Upper Middle Bogan

Whatever happened to the Canberra’s booners? The same could be asked of Sydney’s westies, Hobart’s chiggas or Brisbane’s bevans.
In the early 1980s booners could be immediately identified by their tight black jeans, flannel shirts and ugg or desert boots. Stereotypically, they struggled to find work and cared little for mores and manners.
Perhaps the most enduring [...]

Canberra not bogan enough to appeal the League players?

By 16 August 2013

The Roar is having a look the the star players Canberra has been unable to hold on to.
To set the record straight, I’m not a Canberran and have never lived there.
I have visited our nation’s capital a number of times and I have no problem with it – in fact I quite like it. [...]

charnie bum?

By 19 June 2012

The ABC news site has an article about how the Oxford English Dictionary will be adding “bogan” to the dictionary.
I was surprised to see that the article also mentions that the Macquarie Dictionary has state based alternatives for “bogan” including “charnie bum” for the ACT.
Don’t know what the VICs are playing at though, [...]

The Steve Nogas incident at Summernats

By 9 January 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

Blownhemi has posted this gem to YouTube with this note of explanation:
Okay guys, this is a very controversial topic. Here’s the unedited footage of the Steve Nogas incident.
What seems to have happened is that the driver Steve Nogas was told he was disqualified for reason stemming back to his qualifying burnout (disobeying a fire mashal), [...]

Non-bogan car seat covers in Canberra

By 7 December 2011

 The Carnard family has upgraded the family car to a far newer model than that previously owned.  This car has front seat side airbags.  In the interests of keeping it clean and as kidfriendly as possible (eg safe from spills and crap) the boss wants seat covers.  Some folk have warned/advised(?) us re fitting “normal” [...]

Could this ute get any more oz?

By 3 December 2011

As seen on Belconnen Way this week, this ute begs the question:
With a ciggy hanging out the window, a Ned Kelly quote, and a cricket reference including a southern cross, is there anything that could be done to make this ute more Oz?
(Apologies for the picture quality)

Seditious bogans should swing for this

By 14 August 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

It seems we have been noticed by the nutters from “Just Grounds” which is rather the opposite of the ancient Chinese curse “May you come to the attention of powerful people”.
They have sent forward an emissary Julie Coker-Godson who had this to say in the comments last night:
@johnboy: My name is Julie Coker-Godson and I [...]

Local News, Anna Napoli, Pete and Biggzy

By 7 July 2011

When watching some shows on the new channels I’ve come across Anna Napoli reading the news. What a mixed bag she is presenting. A few weeks ago she referred to Woden as wooden, yeah, as in wooden furniture. Then she sprouts off place names like they were local suburbs when I’ve never heard of them. [...]

Canberra flag wavers make “Things Bogans Like”

By 27 January 2010 FEATURED ARTICLE

{First filed: Jan 25, 2010 @ 16:37]

So there I was this very Australia Day Eve and what should I see while browsing the excellent Things Bogans Like but my own photo! At least they had the decency to leave the bug mark on.
Canberra’s very own making the viral big time. I couldn’t be prouder, if [...]

Australia’s top bogan suburb – They name a few in Canberra!

By 4 August 2009

I was looking at the punch today and they have a list of Australia’s top bogan suburbs:
Albion Park NSW, Dandenong Vic, Kambah ACT, Redcliffe Qld, Wyoming NSW, Salisbury SA, Chigwell Tas, Ipswich Qld, Rockingham WA, Moe Vic.
Who said Canberra has a bogan suburb?
“Canberra’s sprawling suburbs are so huge that they are split into several [...]

2009 Woden Blues Trivia Night – where you won’t need to be really smart to win….

By 30 June 2009

[ 25 July 2009 at 7:00 pm; ]

This one came across my desk thanks to Facebook and sounded like fun.

From the blurb:

The Woden Blues Annual 2009 Trivia Night is being held on Saturday 25th July.

Trivia, games and random competitions including the world famous coin toss for grog.

Hosted by MC Razz, this years event has the theme ‘Release Your Inner Bogan, [...]

What has happened to Canberra’s booners?

By 28 November 2008

[First filed: November 27, 2008 @ 10:58]

On a recent thread johnboy answered the question “what on earth is a booner” with:
much like a westie but wearing an iron maiden tshirt and tighter jeans.
mostly extinct.
As someone who came of age in Canberra during the heyday of the booner—the 80s and 90s—this got me thinking.
During these glorious [...]

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