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(Slate)   Lady Bird has been de-coontified for its Australian release, because Aussies never use that word   ( slate.com) divider line
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2018-03-02 07:39:38 PM  
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2018-03-02 07:42:06 PM  
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2018-03-02 07:42:29 PM  
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2018-03-02 08:05:59 PM  
How would that work in reverse? "We are going to have to censor this Australian movie for American audiences; you have to remove all instances of the word 'the'"
 
2018-03-02 08:31:05 PM  
Why would they censor an endearing term describing someones warmth and depth?
 
2018-03-02 08:37:56 PM  

mjjt: [img.fark.net image 600x662]


Nicked? Rack off? I need a translation for the translations.
 
2018-03-02 09:03:46 PM  

fusillade762: mjjt: [img.fark.net image 600x662]

Nicked? Rack off? I need a translation for the translations.


Rack off means Bugger Off mate
 
2018-03-02 09:26:46 PM  

fusillade762: mjjt: [img.fark.net image 600x662]

Nicked? Rack off? I need a translation for the translations.


Although, the cops might nick you as well.
 
2018-03-02 09:27:39 PM  
Sounds good, and there is a rare ironic tag trifecta in play currently btw.
 
2018-03-02 09:32:34 PM  
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2018-03-02 09:34:59 PM  
RIP
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2018-03-02 09:37:34 PM  
csb: a few years ago I was giving some training in Melbourne. XML-bs; everytime I referred to a "root tag" or "the root of a document", snickers. I had to ask, and got a crash course in Aussie slang.

/don't get them started on "fanny packs"
//okay, not really a csb
 
2018-03-02 09:42:50 PM  
I read a new one the other day: "hit my back walls"

Can you guess what it means? Scroll down for the answer.
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Try it in context: "Ryan Reynolds can hit my back walls anytime"
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Yes, it's Aussie female slang for sex.
 
2018-03-02 09:49:28 PM  
How to speak Australian : Abbreviate Everything
Youtube yDb_WsAt_Z0
 
2018-03-02 09:50:42 PM  
You're a cunt...cunt...CUNT!
Youtube HpqNjLX_hTs
 
2018-03-02 09:56:05 PM  
Um, have they had a look at Three Billboards yet?
 
2018-03-02 09:57:24 PM  
everything is upside down there
 
2018-03-02 10:02:14 PM  
Kip some doggos and snog some moggies
 
2018-03-02 10:20:00 PM  
Ozzy Man and Mozza: Random Stuff
Youtube FkAGVMsnAHE
 
2018-03-02 10:38:21 PM  
I know several Australians - c*nt is 30% of their vocabulary
 
2018-03-02 10:46:34 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: I know several Australians - c*nt is 30% of their vocabulary


A that low a percentage, are they transplants?
 
2018-03-02 10:56:03 PM  
I'm late here. Aussies taught me that word.
 
2018-03-02 11:08:24 PM  
I just noticed that Fark censored the word as well ...
 
2018-03-02 11:23:19 PM  
If you are offended by words more than actions, you have serious priority issues.
 
2018-03-02 11:24:43 PM  
 

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What a coontry!
 
2018-03-03 12:01:12 AM  
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2018-03-03 12:01:15 AM  
So what is the offensive Australian equivalent?

Google translate does not have an option for Australian. I checked.
 
2018-03-03 12:21:58 AM  
I'm beginning to get the feeling that this Ladybird thing isn't very good.
 
2018-03-03 01:11:04 AM  
... this is the first time I've ever heard of a movie being censored in Australia for language.  Generally speaking swearing alone will get you an M-15 at worst; there are stricter classifications but you need violence, porn, or violent porn to get them.
 
2018-03-03 02:07:36 AM  
If would be a mercy if the didn't play the pretentious dreck that is "Ladybird" in Australia.

If you liked that movie, there's something very broken inside you.
 
2018-03-03 04:57:34 AM  

caira: ... this is the first time I've ever heard of a movie being censored in Australia for language.  Generally speaking swearing alone will get you an M-15 at worst; there are stricter classifications but you need violence, porn, or violent porn to get them.


Well they were going to get an 'MA15' with that word/scene included. Which means under-15s need a guardian, and a large swathe of an important audience might not get to see the film (also, the revenues would be down). So the distributor cut it out and re-submitted it, and they got the '15' rating, which means "we think 15 is the minimum age to see this, but we're not going to stop you or make you see it with an adult". So it wasn't censored as such, just modified to get a particular classification. The board doesn't censor films, they just give films a classification, and it's up to the distributors what cuts to make to get it re-classified.

It was the distributors who modified it, so as not to miss out on selling tickets to a particular age group - which is strange, because as far as I can tell, those kids wouldn't buy too many tickets to this film, or films like it.
 
2018-03-03 05:53:11 AM  

jaytkay: So what is the offensive Australian equivalent?

Google translate does not have an option for Australian. I checked.


coont is still offensive, but it has to be said the right way. "He's a coont" is the same as "he's a shiat bag" or worse. But if you say "he's a mad coont" its completely the opposite ( as the article explains ). A "rude coont" is someone who doesn't buy the beer on their round, or speaks badly about their mother.

Arsehole is offensive, a 'farking arsehole" is someone you don't want around at all, dickhead is offensive ( but mostly implies you're an idiot ).
 
2018-03-03 06:14:06 AM  

Thong_of_Zardoz: If would be a mercy if the didn't play the pretentious dreck that is "Ladybird" in Australia.

If you liked that movie, there's something very broken inside you.


Why? I haven't seen it but I see all the biatching about it. What's wrong with the movie?
 
2018-03-03 08:04:05 AM  
Cuckold?
 
2018-03-03 08:33:05 AM  
Wonder if the Aussies watch Game of Thrones.  There'd be a whole lot of censoring going on.  Even Lady Olenna dropped C bombs.
 
2018-03-03 09:53:38 AM  
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2018-03-03 10:40:08 AM  

idrow: Wonder if the Aussies watch Game of Thrones.  There'd be a whole lot of censoring going on.  Even Lady Olenna dropped C bombs.


They can have as many coonts in as they like, they just get a higher rating, like MA-15. Generally the amount of tits on display would mean the language would have very little to do with determining the rating anyway.
 
2018-03-03 11:49:36 AM  

Unikitty: Thong_of_Zardoz: If would be a mercy if the didn't play the pretentious dreck that is "Ladybird" in Australia.

If you liked that movie, there's something very broken inside you.

Why? I haven't seen it but I see all the biatching about it. What's wrong with the movie?


misleading title. the dog is nowhere in the title. http://kingofthehill.wikia.com​/wiki/La​dy_Bird don't even understand why they called it what they did.
 
2018-03-03 12:04:42 PM  

stevesporn2000: Unikitty: Thong_of_Zardoz: If would be a mercy if the didn't play the pretentious dreck that is "Ladybird" in Australia.

If you liked that movie, there's something very broken inside you.

Why? I haven't seen it but I see all the biatching about it. What's wrong with the movie?

misleading title. the dog is nowhere in the title. http://kingofthehill.wikia.com/​wiki/Lady_Bird don't even understand why they called it what they did.


Too funny.

I read the summary on Wiki, does seem pretty droll.
 
2018-03-03 12:56:18 PM  

Unikitty: stevesporn2000: Unikitty: Thong_of_Zardoz: If would be a mercy if the didn't play the pretentious dreck that is "Ladybird" in Australia.

If you liked that movie, there's something very broken inside you.

Why? I haven't seen it but I see all the biatching about it. What's wrong with the movie?

misleading title. the dog is nowhere in the title. http://kingofthehill.wikia.com/​wiki/Lady_Bird don't even understand why they called it what they did.

Too funny.

I read the summary on Wiki, does seem pretty droll.


This pretty much nails it: http://www.the-editing-room.com/l​ady-b​ird.html
 
2018-03-03 01:51:29 PM  
You Can't Say This Word
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2018-03-03 07:30:45 PM  
Read the headline as larry bird, and was confused for a split second.
 
2018-03-04 07:05:15 AM  

Thong_of_Zardoz: Unikitty: stevesporn2000: Unikitty: Thong_of_Zardoz: If would be a mercy if the didn't play the pretentious dreck that is "Ladybird" in Australia.

If you liked that movie, there's something very broken inside you.

Why? I haven't seen it but I see all the biatching about it. What's wrong with the movie?

misleading title. the dog is nowhere in the title. http://kingofthehill.wikia.com/​wiki/Lady_Bird don't even understand why they called it what they did.

Too funny.

I read the summary on Wiki, does seem pretty droll.

This pretty much nails it: http://www.the-editing-room.com/la​dy-bird.html


Some people have too much time on their hands, but the site has an interesting concept.

Seems like any other coming of age film -- the target demographic is not "grown ass adults", got it. :)
 
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