Australian politics are hilarious. Everyone’s in a tizzy because a Labour politician just called Prime Minister John Howard an “arse-licker” with respect to his conduct in America recently. All the PM’s Liberal cronies want the guy to apologize. He refuses, saying it’s a “great Australian phrase”. Here’s my favorite part of the article: The media monitor Rehame reported about 200 callers split 50-50 – but one third of the negative callers objected to the language not the sentiments. In other words, more than half of Australians think Howard is an arse-licker, even if they wouldn’t use those words themselves. Hee!


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  1. You go, Latham! I can see why some people find it crude, but there really is no better word for it!

  2. this is why i love australia. i have to move there.

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