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“What do you think about the name Canberra?”

By johnboy - 30 December 2013 9

Over on Yahoo Answers some twink has decided to ask the great mass of ignorance what they think about the name “Canberra”.

So far overwhelmingly negative.

What’s Your opinion?


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“What do you think about the name Canberra?”
maxblues 10:13 am 31 Dec 13

switch said :

maxblues said :

neanderthalsis said :

I hear Snowtown in SA is a real barrel of laughs…

I thought Snowtown was out near Pialligo.

He was referring to barrels of acid…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowtown_murders

South Australia produces many full-bodied wines in barrels with balanced acid.

switch 10:01 am 31 Dec 13

maxblues said :

neanderthalsis said :

I hear Snowtown in SA is a real barrel of laughs…

I thought Snowtown was out near Pialligo.

He was referring to barrels of acid…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowtown_murders

gooterz 11:48 pm 30 Dec 13
Silentforce 10:22 pm 30 Dec 13

Don’t know who Irem is or why they ask the question. Never questioned why “Canberra’ was named that name myself until now.

My perspective is that:

* From what I’ve read, Canberra is derived from Aboriginal language to mean “meeting place”. If so, I am happy with this as it is congruent with Government/Parliament et al.

* “Canberra” is a soft word and not associated with violent confrontation.

* Canberra is conducive to Family and civil-rights although the latter is somewhat carried overboard by a few.

* Canberra is generationally linked to Australian history, ethnic diversity – look at all the clubs and social groups that have come and gone from the 50’s to present (and the few still here); Snowy Mountain Scheme; and the High Court.

* Before and after self government, ‘Canberra’ is still a location of choice for ‘glamour’ professionals and retirees. Not so good for those who provide quality of life in the background – apprentices, hospitality staff, Ambos, Nurses, Police lower than SGT, shop assistants, social workers, etc…

* Despite external interference from politicans and internal efforts from (assholes) Bogans to Zealots to bring Canberra down to the lowest common denominator of government and social structure, I choose to live here.

maxblues 8:35 pm 30 Dec 13

neanderthalsis said :

Masquara said :

I think they are softening us up ahead of a major sponsorship deal. Fancy living in Snowtown, all?

I hear Snowtown in SA is a real barrel of laughs…

I thought Snowtown was out near Pialligo.

neanderthalsis 7:47 pm 30 Dec 13

Masquara said :

I think they are softening us up ahead of a major sponsorship deal. Fancy living in Snowtown, all?

I hear Snowtown in SA is a real barrel of laughs…

Masquara 7:26 pm 30 Dec 13

I think they are softening us up ahead of a major sponsorship deal. Fancy living in Snowtown, all?

m_ratt 6:13 pm 30 Dec 13

Yes, but they’re asking about Canberra as a baby name. I should hope it’s an overwhelmingly negative response – it’s a stupid name for a person.

HiddenDragon 10:55 am 30 Dec 13

wX should be working on Canberra’s marketing campaigns.

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