Things Bogans Like

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Things Bogans Like is a blog created in October 2009. The blog focuses on the "new bogan", derived from a slang term in Australia and New Zealand for someone lacking refinement or class. The "new bogan" is seen to be more affluent and aspirational than their forebears. Six Melbourne men headed by Michael Jayfox, E. Chas McSween, Intravenus DeMilo, Enron Hubbard, Hunter McKenzie-Smythe and Flash Johnson claim responsibility for the site.[1]

The blog was inspired by the well known Stuff White People Like blog. Things Bogans Like was referred to in The Age [2] and mocked in The Punch,[3] The style of the blog is satirical, with the authors selecting bogan tendencies, and writing a 300 to 400 word exposé on the bogan's behaviour related to each. Notable is the authors' regular referral to the bogan as "it", rather than he or she. Things Bogans Like has subsequently become a popular Facebook group, with around 10,000 fans.

Topics covered on the site including Tramp Stamps, Boost Juice, Sexpo, The Melbourne Cup, Malapropisms, and Kings of Leon. The authors cite Brendan Fevola, Bec Cartwright, and other Australian celebrities as examples of the new Australian bogan.

The bestselling book Things Bogans Like was released as a book in October 2010 by Hachette Australia, with its successor, Boganomics, released in November 2011.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hills, Brenden (2009-01-11). "Are you a rool bogan?". The Sunday Telegraph. Retrieved 2009-12-02. 
  2. ^ Deveney, Catherine (2009-12-05). "Stuff wogs like? Mount Martha". The Age. Retrieved 2009-12-05. 
  3. ^ Williams, Luke (2009-06-11). "A bogan’s revenge: 10 signs you’re an inner-city tosser". News Limited. Retrieved 2009-12-02. 

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