In the meantime, I would love for this thread to get back on track.
Oh yeah! Where were we msolga?
Can't be letting Set off the hook so easily now, can we??
Rhyming slang is a bit of a nod to our Brit heritage, but I believe that Aussies hold our own against any competition in that regard.
Seppos, as Setanta might have just discovered, (doubt that very much) comes from Septic Tank, which rhymes with Yank.
The double entendre, of course, implying that Yanks are full of ****.
Despite being allies in many conflicts, (some complete fabrications on the part of the Seppos, I might add), I am yet to hear one good comment from any of our war vets who fought alongside American soldiers. In fact, Australians considered themselves to be cannon-fodder on many missions instigated by US decisions.
Might be the egotistical nature of the training regime imposed on American military personell, or part of the inherent narcissism of the nation. Who knows? There is no love lost between the nations as far as military veterans are concerned here in the land of OZ.
Remembering always that Australian humour has never been understood by most Americans, and American bigheadedness has never been understood by Australians.
So, I guess the ball is in the USians court. What would you mob like to be called?
The surfing fraternity get the joke. They wear their "Seppo" tag with good humour.
Besides, if they didn't get the joke, Aussies wouldn't give a rat's arse.