Despite being based on a class judgment, it seems to be acceptable to call something or someone bogan.
I am pretty pc and so are other people I know, but we freely dismiss things as bogan.
Is it offensive, and will it eventually become unacceptable, like jokes about ethnicity or gender?
Or is it just snobbish, but not offensive?
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06-01-2012 17:31 #1Senior Member
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Do you find the term "bogan" offensive?
06-01-2012 17:34 #2Senior Member
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TBH - I generally use it in a snobby, but yes slightly offensive manner. I know some people who like to think they are bogans - and well they are, but yes if I'm saying something is bogan truthfully I would say I'm not exactly being kind.
06-01-2012 17:36 #3
06-01-2012 17:44 #4
Tbh yes I do. If people are happy to call themselves bogan, that's tine by me, but for someone to call me a bogan, or describe me or my family in any way bogan then yes I do get offended.
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06-01-2012 17:44 #5
I don't think it's a class judgement- people from all socio economic backgrounds and cultures can be bogans. It's a derisive term though. I associate it with ignorant, possibly educated yet fundamentally unintelligent people. Barnsey and VB aside I guess I associate it most with "redneck" Aussies IYKWIM?
I don't think it's particularly offensive or non PC, just another subculture like emos, or rev heads, or whatever
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06-01-2012 17:46 #6
I think it can be as its usually based on where someone lives ...
The other thread about Bogan names mentioned a suburb in Brisbane which some people who live there may be offended by.
But if you call me a Bogan I couldn't care less ...
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06-01-2012 17:46 #7
Well I think bogan isn't something to aspire to.
I do find it hilarious when people refer to things as bogan things and people with those things get offended.
06-01-2012 17:51 #8
I suppose it all depends how it is said.
For example if someone a person was saying it to put someone down then it's not very nice but if it's a joking around thing with friends "your such a bogan" it's fine have a laugh. Same with anything else really. It's like the wog thing if Im with friends and I do something woggy and they say "omg your such a wog" it's fine. But if someone is saying it and trying to look down on me then it's not fine.
06-01-2012 17:54 #9
I would be offended if someone called me a Bogan, therefore- I think the word Bogan is offensive. (DKW I capitalised the word bogan?!! )
The websites that was linked to in the names thread likened aussie bogans to American rednecks and British chavs.
Either way, that website really pee'd me off, because it seems like the only people they thought weren't bogans were themselves.
I don't often use the word TBH, but when I have- I have meant it as an insult.
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meh im a bogan i dont care what others think Bogan Pride! lol.
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