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By Auntyem 1 April 2010 39

I was surprised by something my (80 year old) mother said last weekend. She said she was followed by a bogon and I assumed she was talking about a moth. Not so. She said the bogon asked her for money and followed her down Bunda street.

I tried to explain that the term is bogan and she nodded and said ‘bogon’.

I asked her what she thought a bogan was and she said they’re people who are born in the lower class, swear in the street and rarely shower. I asked her why she thinks bogans rarely shower and she said that Banjo Patterson talks about a Bogan Shower (which means standing in the dusty rain) in one of his poems.

After reading a lot of RA posts where bogans are mentioned I’d be interested to find out what the RA definition of bogan is?

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pixiecat 7:59 am 24 Apr 10

Bogans can also have titles and money (but they always fail to mask the Bogan’s true nature). For example:

http://royaldish.com/index.php/topic,5445.0.html

DavoDavo 4:27 pm 09 Apr 10

Gerry-Built said :

DavoDavo said :

Oi! Now come on, you two! I live in Kambah and I’m not a Bogan!

DavoDavo: I got ejected from Kambah for not being a Bogan… the last laughs on me, I live closer to Charnwood now 😛

Ugh, I looked at Charnwood when I came to Canberra in 1974. That’s all I did, look. Couldn’t envisage living there – you have my sympathies.

I looked at Kambah then too and couldn’t envisage living there either as it was so far way from anything! How times change!

DavoDavo 4:22 pm 09 Apr 10

busgirl said :

…hahaha…I live in Kambah toooooooo…

DavoDavo, we may even live in the same bogan cul de sac. There are real live ferals…oops I mean bogans…living over the back fence of my neighbour…may even be the same ones you are talking about…oh hang on…my home is an ex guvvy…mmmmm…hope I’m not your bogan neighbour…

…and Clown Killer, there is no shame in being a Kambah bogan…we do the best arse-cleanings in the ACT apparently…there’s only pride in that!!!

No, Busgirl, you’re not my bogan neighbour, my house is an ex-guvvy too. 🙂

Gerry-Built 9:35 pm 08 Apr 10

DavoDavo said :

Oi! Now come on, you two! I live in Kambah and I’m not a Bogan!

DavoDavo: I got ejected from Kambah for not being a Bogan… the last laughs on me, I live closer to Charnwood now 😛

Thoroughly Smashed 6:09 pm 08 Apr 10

So who else has a 2902 tattoo?

Muttsybignuts 2:56 pm 08 Apr 10

Ugh…I thought I was above Boganism however I actually like some of the things on TBL. Oh well.

busgirl 7:47 pm 07 Apr 10

…hahaha…I live in Kambah toooooooo…

DavoDavo, we may even live in the same bogan cul de sac. There are real live ferals…oops I mean bogans…living over the back fence of my neighbour…may even be the same ones you are talking about…oh hang on…my home is an ex guvvy…mmmmm…hope I’m not your bogan neighbour…

…and Clown Killer, there is no shame in being a Kambah bogan…we do the best arse-cleanings in the ACT apparently…there’s only pride in that!!!

Clown Killer 9:58 pm 06 Apr 10

I live in Kambah. Guess I must be a bogan.

imhotep 9:56 pm 06 Apr 10

Q. What do you call a Bogan in a suit?

A. The Accused

DavoDavo 3:35 pm 06 Apr 10

Davo111 said :

Bogon is a type of moth.quote]

No, the word is *Bogong* moth. Dunno what a Bogon is (brother of a Vogon?).

DavoDavo 3:33 pm 06 Apr 10

Gerry-Built said :

…ummmmm, no busgirl. Just an abnormally high concentration…

Oi! Now come on, you two! I live in Kambah and I’m not a Bogan! Although…. We do have a real live one living in the Guvvy house over the back, more’s the pity.

We have had a good cross-section of them over the last 27 years and despite their efforts the Guvvy house is still standing, so it must have been built reasonably well – although I shudder to think what the inside of it is like if the ‘garden’ is anything to go by, there was only ever one tenant who tried to keep it respectable – we even had one family light a fire against the wall to BBQ their dinner!

Gerry-Built 7:09 am 06 Apr 10

…ummmmm, no busgirl. Just an abnormally high concentration…

busgirl 8:00 pm 05 Apr 10

…ummm, isn’t anyone who lives in Kambah classed as a bogan?

georgesgenitals 6:02 am 04 Apr 10

Bogans build classless roadside memorials when their friends/relatives crash their cars doing something stupid.

commoner 2:06 pm 03 Apr 10

Bogans don’t like shirts and shoes. You’ll often see them barefoot, and sometimes even barechested, walking around our shopping malls.
Bogans can’t fukkin spell and dunno good gramma. And they like to swear a lot.
Bogans think that anyone who showers or shaves more than once a week is a ‘poofta’.
Bogans write at about the two-year-old level: by daubing mindless graffiti on every wall, bus stop and sign post they can find.
You’re not a real bogan unless you smoke.
Bogans say ‘youse’. They also say ‘me’ instead of ‘my’, and ‘us’ instead of me’. They also like casual threats of violence. For example: “Give us me fukkin smokes now, or I’ll smack ya”.

goose 11:05 am 02 Apr 10

Take your Mum to North Canberra 🙂

Hells_Bells74 9:51 am 02 Apr 10

I bloody love that TBL site second to RA. I love it on facebook. I like bogans, I am indifferent to bogues (especially the white sunnies, white shoes, orange skinned types).

CUB’s (have been there sometimes) are annoying to watch, but still amusing when they’re poor in between paydays or when the compo runs out only to be surrounded by Xtreme products everywhere but no loo paper or petrol for the beast(s).

I just love people though, I try to deep down not judge in the end, because I know how it feels to be judged. It’s just a laugh at the end of my day.

54-11 10:22 pm 01 Apr 10

Now THIS is a bogan (from today’s ABC News):

“Canberra court has been told a teenage girl went on a high speed police pursuit in the hope of being arrested and sent to the same detention centre as her boyfriend.

The 16-year-old driver and four other girls – aged 13, 14, 15 and 17 – were charged over the early morning pursuit on March 19.

The chase began in New South Wales at Queanbeayan south-east of Canberra and continued into the ACT.

Today in the ACT Children’s Court the driver pleaded guilty to several charges.

The court was told her boyfriend had been remanded in custody the day before the incident and that influenced her decision to commit the offence.

Her lawyer said the girl has now realised Bimberi Youth Justice Centre is not a “holiday camp for young couples”.

Magistrate Karen Fryar told the teenager, if she committed the offence because of a boy it was a stupid decision.

The girl agreed.

She was granted bail.”

Davo111 9:40 pm 01 Apr 10

Bogon is a type of moth.

Bogan is quoted below

SmileOnTrial said :

Lower class Aussie that lives to drink. Never met a bogan that doesnt drink.

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