It is no surprise that the authorities in Australia have been warning people not to refer to the British as whingeing poms during the coming Test series. Observers have commented on the wave of politeness that has been sweeping the country lately, forcing thousands of ockers to flee their homes for fear of being engulfed by good manners.
There are reports of a move to change the national song to May I Have the Pleasure of the Next Waltz, Matilda?
Sunday Telegraph 10/1/2006
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