Ron Burgandy On Austalian Politics

Submitted by: Fatninja01 3 years ago in Misc

Today is election day for the Aussies... Lets vote!
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Male 2,578
Marxist roots. LOL. Surprise surprise.
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Male 4,082
I already said they use "labor" because of the influence of the American labor movement on the founders of the Australian Labor Party.

Mainly from William Lane, who grew up in America and was a Marxist and Bellamy socialist. He formed the Australian Labor Federation in Queensland.
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Male 2,578
They probably use Labor because it could be considered lower class - more for the common man. These Labor types are usually that vain.
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Male 653
If anything needs correcting, it`s Aust(r)alia and "Burgandy".
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Female 512
The word "labour" is normally used in Australia rather than the Americanised "Labor." However the political party "Australian Labor Party" changed their name from "Labour" to "Labor" in 1912. Have no idea why, because no one else uses it here & it`s considered grammatically incorrect. But they do.
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Male 25,416
wow... politics lead to grammar nazi! LOL! Well the libs have gotten in, let the new Australia begin.
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Male 2,578
I can`t believe everyone thinks Americans are the only ignorant ones. So far, pretty much only Americans know the correct spelling of the Australian LABOR party and everyone else is actually trying to correct people doing it the right way - which is far worse than just being plain wrong.
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Male 2,578
It was joking, it was already big news that Labor lost big time. And it`s Labor. Everyone knows that.
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Male 4,082
@Draculya: ""Labour" unless you`re American...In English (as opposed to American) Gop is slang for fapping"

Ah, @Draculya, flaunting your ignorance again, I see. If you don`t believe me, then here you go.



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Male 14,862
In English (as opposed to American) Gop is slang for fapping
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Male 14,862
"Labour" unless you`re American.
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Male 4,082
@Rodin: I`m sorry but you are incorrect.

@Andrew155 and @MidPacific are actually correct, "Labor" is actually the correct spelling in America and Portugal and in this one instance in the Australian Labor Party. The word "Labor" derives from the true Latin spelling. It was used in England as far back as the 1400`s but has since lost popularity.

The European "Labour" derives from an old french variation "labeur" that was adopted to English around 1250-1300A.D.

Yet in Australia, the American spelling is used in reference to the Australian Labor Party. In all other contexts, Australians use labour. This idiosyncrasy results from the influence of the American labor movement on the founders of the Australian Labor Party. The British Labour Party has the u.

I find it strange how you are attempting, all be it unsuccessfully, to correct others grammer when you yourself posted "A message to Grammar Nazis."
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Male 892
Labour -- the Queen`s english
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Male 149
and it is Labor not Labour
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Male 10,339
(Conservative party already won Andrew)
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Male 892
Andrew -- I`ll take that bet. And it`s labour not labor.
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Male 2,578
I predict an overwhelming Labor victory.
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Male 25,416
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