Sydney people are...

Seumas: This is my friend Mike
Person being introduced to:
Right so where you from?
Me: I'm from Hobart in Tassie
Person being introduced to : Oh! Hobart (downward inflection in voice) ... right... insert joke about Tasmania here... hee hee hee.

It's been getting to the point where nearly every conversation I have here in Sydney has been like this*. Honestly people Tasmania isn't the end of the world. I mean have you visited? Nearly every person I know who has been down has loved it. And yes there are Christians in Tassie and they rock hard.

Sheesh no more Tassie jokes they have been done to death and it's painful. Ok rant over.

*I should note that most of these people aren't bloggers



Dave Miers said... 9/05/2008 12:02 am  

look here... i like tassie!! though i'm quasi-sydney anyway... where i come from - there are more jokes about sydney people than anyone else... including kiwis and tassies!


Bron said... 9/05/2008 7:15 am  

Gotta find some new zealanders mate! Then you won't be bottom of the pecking order.

But seriously, Sydneysiders think we're mad. They just don't get us. They can love us as friends and christian brothers and sisters but they still just can't fathom us.

I think it's because Tasmanians are just a wee bit mad. Perhaps it's just an islander thing. We're totally eccentric. Every time we go back to Tassie I can see it more and more - and I love it!

The Pook said... 9/05/2008 11:49 am  

Well as someone who has moved from Sydney, become naturalized, and had the operation to graft the second head and sixth toes on, I feel qualified to say that there is nowhere better to live than Tasmania, and Tasmanians are the most wonderful, hobbit-like people in the world.

And while you're trying to work out whether that's a compliment or an insult, let me say that the following mainlander myths are not true:
"I could never live there because it's too cold"
"It's boring, there's nothing to do down there"
"it's a cultural desert"

Now, to be fair to Sydneysiders, whose brains have been shrunk by all that pollution, I have heard people from Hobart or Launceston make the same jokes about fellow Tasmanians from the Huon or the North East, or other notoriously 'inbred' regions! So it could be a case of three fingers (out of six) pointing back at you!

One Salient Oversight said... 9/05/2008 1:43 pm  

At least you're not from Queensland or the Sutherland Shire.

Laura said... 9/06/2008 4:49 am  

One day I'll make the "grand tour" of Oz but I can't imagine anything being cooler than Tassie. Seriously.

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