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    I'm pretty young, but we used yobbo and bogan (in NSW). Around that time the songs "What are ya?" by TISM and then "Nobody Likes a Bogan" by Area 7 came out.

    Oh, and we used the term "Westie" as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarvestMoon View Post
    Wow. Guess different words were used in different areas perhaps?. I remember someone bringing up the work bevan in highschool and we were all like wtf is that?? We all new what a bogan was though.
    Maybe the northside vs southside thing Brisbane's got going on?

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    Maybe the northside vs southside thing Brisbane's got going on?
    Could just be that. You must be from the north then? Born and bred southsider here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarvestMoon View Post
    Could just be that. You must be from the north then? Born and bred southsider here.
    How didja know?!

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    Hahhaha this thread is HILARIOUS!!!!

    I LOVE the term Bogan and proudly deem myself one. Bogan Pride!!!

    I come from Wynnum (Brisbane) and its FULL of bogans. I dont find the word bogan offensive. A bogan doesnt really have a general meaning where Im from..usually youre considered bogan for going out with no shoes on..which I love cos I hate shoes. When I think of bogan the classic image that comes to my mind is a dude in stubbies and a singlet with a mullet wearing thongs and holding a XXXX beer..but like I said we can refer to nearly anything as bogan where Im from.

    The only time we say it in what others think of as an offensive way is when we refer to how many bogans there are in centrelink..cos thats where you get the people with no shoes, unwashed unbrushed hair with their ripped jeans and singlets/flannos/no shirts, having a durry outside and talking like bogans to other bogans about how much centrelink sucks for trying to make them get a job.

    Im a proud wearer of thongs and flannos..I swear too much..Im loud and I call everyone mate...But thats the best thing about being aussie I reckon!

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    I think it's a really flexible term and has many meanings - especially when you bring cashed up bogans into the mix.

    I'll refer to someone with "Aussie Pride" and the southern cross tattooed on their leg, driving a ford ute with an eff off we're full sticker on it, yelling horrible things out their window to people walking along the road, as a bogan.

    But I also use the term affectionately and admit to being a bogan - we have a big flat screen, drive a commodore, wear thongs and tracky pants and am happy beer! Oh, and my middle name has a 'y' in it

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    It's a descriptive label like many others, I don't personally find it offensive and in the majority of cases I doubt it would be used in a horridly derogatory way, but just like the words 'emo', 'goth' and 'hippy' the word 'bogan' is mainly used as descriptive, whether you personally agree with the description or not.

    I have my own criteria that defines what a 'bogan' is, just like I have my own criteria that defines what an 'emo' is or what a 'goth' is or what a 'hippy' is, but it doesn't mean that everyone else is going to agree with me

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    We used bogan a lot in high school - I graduated in 2003 though so not that long ago really. It was southside Bris.

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