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Date: 09/07/13 11:07 AM

18 Responses to Ron Burgandy On Austalian Politics

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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    September 7, 2013 at 7:48 am
    Link: Ron Burgandy On Austalian Politics - Today is election day for the Aussies... Lets vote!
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    September 7, 2013 at 11:16 am
    I predict an overwhelming Labor victory.
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    Rodin Male 30-39
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    September 7, 2013 at 12:07 pm
    Andrew -- I`ll take that bet. And it`s labour not labor.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    September 7, 2013 at 12:54 pm
    (Conservative party already won Andrew)
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    MidPacific Male 50-59
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    September 7, 2013 at 2:11 pm
    and it is Labor not Labour
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    Rodin Male 30-39
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    September 7, 2013 at 3:31 pm
    Labour -- the Queen`s english
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    richanddead Male 18-29
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    September 7, 2013 at 7:26 pm
    @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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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    September 7, 2013 at 7:26 pm
    "Labour" unless you`re American.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    September 7, 2013 at 7:27 pm
    In English (as opposed to American) Gop is slang for fapping
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    richanddead Male 18-29
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    September 7, 2013 at 7:51 pm
    @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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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    September 7, 2013 at 10:10 pm
    It was joking, it was already big news that Labor lost big time. And it`s Labor. Everyone knows that.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    September 7, 2013 at 10:13 pm
    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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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25406 posts
    September 8, 2013 at 1:08 am
    wow... politics lead to grammar nazi! LOL! Well the libs have gotten in, let the new Australia begin.
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    epiphany101 Female 30-39
    512 posts
    September 8, 2013 at 2:53 am
    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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    FredSpudman Male 18-29
    653 posts
    September 8, 2013 at 8:01 am
    If anything needs correcting, it`s Aust(r)alia and "Burgandy".
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    September 8, 2013 at 9:28 am
    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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    richanddead Male 18-29
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    September 8, 2013 at 10:15 am
    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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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    September 8, 2013 at 3:31 pm
    Marxist roots. LOL. Surprise surprise.

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