UK writer James Delingpole contends that the Crocodile Dundee image of larrikin Aussies portrayed globally is now nothing more than a shill. Restrictive free speech laws have much to do with this shift in our culture, James writes.
I mean "gay", of course, in the offensive, playground, politically incorrect sense of the word. As in: "Your Dad's car is totally gay." Or: "That shark was so gay he didn't even manage to take your whole leg off." This is the kind of usage that would you have you arrested in Australia these days, such is the gag-making political correctness of the land they once called the Lucky Country but which now ought more properly to be named the Haringey of the Southern Hemisphere.