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Forget "bogans" - now it's all about the "Faux-gan"
Who do you think belongs in this new category?


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#1 Babybear

Posted 06 August 2010 - 09:26 PM

Hi Everyone,

I couldn't resist this - seeing as how EBland is so into the "bogan" phenomena.

There was an article in last Sunday's paper suggesting there is a new sub-category and it is the rise of the "Faux-gan" as apposed to the original "bogan".

Apparently this next generation are educated, rich and famous and according to the author of this article our newest Prime Minister has faux-ganism down to a fine art. As do the actors Sam Worthington and Russel Crowe to name a few.

I'd say Bob Hawke was the original "faux-gan" - can't think of anyone else ATM though.

Supposedly anyone who dumbs down their vocabularly in particular but also ways of doing things in order not to stand out (and ingratiate themselves) in certain crowds is guilty of this.

So WDYT - who else belongs in this category?

#2 Theophobic

Posted 06 August 2010 - 09:43 PM

Vanilla Ice

#3 Guest_Descentia_*

Posted 06 August 2010 - 09:45 PM

Oh FFS Theo, now I have that in my ****ing head.



#4 Helena Handbasket

Posted 06 August 2010 - 09:53 PM

QUOTE (Descentia @ 06/08/2010, 09:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh FFS Theo, now I have that in my ****ing head.



me too....

...."alright stop, collaborate and listen......"


So faux-ganism is like lamb dressed up as mutton????


Is faux-gan more desirable than bogan? What is the'-ogan' heirachy???

#5 Guest_She-Ra_*

Posted 06 August 2010 - 09:53 PM

Lara Bingle

#6 Theophobic

Posted 06 August 2010 - 10:30 PM

LOL le_petit_poisson is it creepy that I was in the shower before thinking the exact same thing. "Hang on, Lara IS a bogan".

Edited by Theophobic, 06 August 2010 - 10:40 PM.


#7 Octopus

Posted 06 August 2010 - 10:37 PM

QUOTE (She-Ra @ 06/08/2010, 09:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Lara Bingle


I thought the idea of a faux-gan was that they were NOT actually a bogan but pretended to be in order to ingratiate themselves with the bogue?

In which case, Lara Bingle is just a bogan. Tounge1.gif


#8 Octopus

Posted 06 August 2010 - 10:38 PM

QUOTE (She-Ra @ 06/08/2010, 09:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Lara Bingle


I thought the idea of a faux-gan was that they were NOT actually a bogan but pretended to be in order to ingratiate themselves with the bogue?

In which case, Lara Bingle is just a bogan. Tounge1.gif


#9 Havachat2

Posted 06 August 2010 - 11:29 PM

Kyle Sandilands?  ph34r.gif



#10 RichardParker

Posted 06 August 2010 - 11:41 PM

QUOTE (le_petit_poisson @ 06/08/2010, 10:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I thought the idea of a faux-gan was that they were NOT actually a bogan but pretended to be in order to ingratiate themselves with the bogue?

In which case, Lara Bingle is just a bogan. Tounge1.gif


Agree, Lara Bingle is nouveau-bogan-riche (I've just coined the term, so please credit me in all subsequent references), but a genuine bogan nonetheless.



#11 WonkieTonkie

Posted 06 August 2010 - 11:45 PM

QUOTE
Agree, Lara Bingle is nouveau-bogan-riche (I've just coined the term, so please credit me in all subsequent references), but a genuine bogan nonetheless.


I think the term is 'CUB'?  Cashed up bogan Tounge1.gif

#12 Guest_cathode_*

Posted 06 August 2010 - 11:47 PM

QUOTE (Babybear @ 06/08/2010, 07:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As do the actors Sam Worthington

He is from Rockingham ... so he is probably just plain ol Bogan.
Top 10 Bogan suburbs in Australia
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#13 RichardParker

Posted 06 August 2010 - 11:54 PM

QUOTE (WonkieTonkie @ 06/08/2010, 11:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the term is 'CUB'?  Cashed up bogan Tounge1.gif


I disagree.  A CUB is merely one step up from a bogan - able to afford a McMansion, hotted-up super-car, and plasma tv - but all on finance.

A nouveau-riche bogan is a 'step up' (financially speaking) again.  Lara Bingle probably leased her Aston Martin, but the engagement ring would've been purchased outright (albeit by whatisname).

Posh Spice and David Beckham are another example of the nouveau-riche bogan.

#14 Helena Handbasket

Posted 06 August 2010 - 11:55 PM

QUOTE (cathode @ 06/08/2010, 11:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
He is from Rockingham ... so he is probably just plain ol Bogan.
Top 10 Bogan suburbs in Australia
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that list is clearly flawed.... Mount Druitt in NSW wasn't there.... That is THE bogan capital of the world (highest concentration of furniture on front 'lawn' per capita)

#15 Helena Handbasket

Posted 07 August 2010 - 12:01 AM

Bec Cartwright/Hewitt.....

From the uber-bogan suburb of Riverstone (affectionately known as 'Rivo')

#16 Acidulous Osprey

Posted 07 August 2010 - 12:06 AM

Bingle's Aston Martin wasn't leased, it was bought for her by Michael Clarke.

CUB isn't just McMansion and plasma TV, it's been used to describe Bingle and Bec and Lleyton.

#17 Sweet like a lemon

Posted 07 August 2010 - 07:59 AM

Kyle Sandlilands is pondscum not bogan.

And don't any of you dare say a word about Sammy.

#18 Velociraptor

Posted 07 August 2010 - 09:19 AM

We're about to move to Ipswich... Go the Bogan Top 10! Guess I'll have to turn bogan. Yes, turn bogan.  wwhistle.gif

Edited by Diamantinasaurus, 07 August 2010 - 09:21 AM.


#19 Posh_Girl

Posted 07 August 2010 - 09:25 AM

Bec and Lleyton, Lara, Kyle et al are not fauxgans. They are CUBs.

Russell Crowe is the perfect example of a fauxgan. Grew up in Vaucluse, educated in top schools - certainly not a true bogan.

But his love of VB, rugby league, those hideous Shane Warne style wrap around sunglasses, Winnie Blues, and hideous polyester tracksuits scream bogan. Therefore he is a fauxgan

#20 writestuff

Posted 07 August 2010 - 11:37 AM

What about Eric Bana - real or faux?

#21 Madam_Mummy

Posted 07 August 2010 - 11:53 AM

QUOTE (FITIMI @ 06/08/2010, 11:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
that list is clearly flawed.... Mount Druitt in NSW wasn't there.... That is THE bogan capital of the world (highest concentration of furniture on front 'lawn' per capita)


OI!!! I grew up in Mt Druitt and still live not too far from there... Proud to be a Westie blush.gif But, its true about the whole furniture thing, over grown grass, rusted out old cars, kids running around in winter with just nappies on, you get my drift, depends on where you go though... Glad my parents had a tad more class and I grew up in areas that DIDNT do this.

But with all that said I would say that Eric Banner and Russell Crowe for sure!!!! But I love these guys

#22 Madam_Mummy

Posted 07 August 2010 - 11:55 AM

QUOTE (Diamantinasaurus @ 07/08/2010, 09:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We're about to move to Ipswich... Go the Bogan Top 10! Guess I'll have to turn bogan. Yes, turn bogan.  wwhistle.gif


I got a friend who lives there, apparently every one walks around with no shoes on

#23 76 others

Posted 07 August 2010 - 02:06 PM

I Think people are missing the point and are just stating bogans.

Mine is k rudd. Trying to make himself sound "every man" in interviews and when he was on rove. Fair suck of the sauce bottle. He just sounded like a wank.

Edited by Gloriosa, 07 August 2010 - 02:08 PM.


#24 niggles

Posted 07 August 2010 - 02:11 PM

Eric Bana can be whatever he wants...mmm...

#25 ~Nodnol~

Posted 07 August 2010 - 02:18 PM

QUOTE (writestuff @ 07/08/2010, 11:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What about Eric Bana - real or faux?



No, he is just hot.  cool.gif


Russell Crowe fits the criteria perfectly.




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