SYDNEY, New South Wales - A demonstration in Centennial Park brought together close to 3,000 women protesters. Fortunately, most of them were wearing thongs, so the Fire Brigade didn't have to be called.
The protest was against use of the expression down under, used to identify Australia for as long as anyone can remember. The protesters claim that in today's world it has taken a different meaning and women are being harassed and humiliated, as a result.
One of the protesters, Mandy Lifbot, said: "Just recently, some dag came up to me giving me some aggro about what's down under. When I said feathers, what's it to you, the yobbo wanted to get into a right old barney."
Another protester said: "It wants to make me chuck every time I hear someone say they'd like to play their didgeridoo down under." Said, Sheila, "The worst are the Kiwis, asking if they came play down under, when you to tell them to piss off and stick to your own kind, like sheep, they get funny with you."
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said he understood the humiliation they are going through, as every time his wife Barbara hears, put another shrimp on the Barbi, she looks at him and bursts out laughing. In solidarity with the protesters he promised to burn his favorite pair of stubbies, the ones with the two kola bears in the missionary position.