Wednesday 25 May 2022 04:55 PM ABC's You Can't Ask That: Bogans reveal best parts of being part of scorned ... trends now
A group of Aussie bogans have revealed how they really feel about being part of one of the country's most scorned subcultures.
The group of nine self-confessed bogans from all corners of Australia were thrust into the spotlight in an episode of the ABC's You Can't Ask That.
The battlers, many sporting a mullet or a Southern Cross tattoo, answered a range of hard-hitting questions about the best and worst parts of being a bogan.
One viewer asked if a person was born a bogan, or became one.
Bonnie Tonic, a stripper from Central Australia said she had always joked with people that she had come out of the womb holding a can of lager (pictured)
Bonnie Tonic, a stripper from Central Australia, said she had always joked with people that she had come out of the womb holding a can of lager.
She said the first thing she did after turning 18 was head to 'the t**** bar in Rockhampton' which kick-started her career as the 'Outback Stripper'.
'I'm the sexiest bogan you'll ever meet,' she joked.
'I think there's something stuck in me, I'll be a bogan forever'.
Quacker Jack, from Forbes, said it was his rough upbringing that made him a bogan, while Perth author Holden Marshall said he was 'born into a bogan setting'.
Megan Farquhar, from Newcastle, said there was an element of struggle in being born a bogan, and said most hadn't been born with a silver spoon in their mouths.
Many described not having a lot of money growing up, with self-proclaimed bogan Marc Ryan from Adelaide recalling having pancakes for dinner for weeks on end.
Megan Farquhar from Newcastle, said there was an element of struggle in being born a bogan, and said most hadn't been born with a silver spoon in their mouths
Perth author Holden Marshall said he was 'born into a bogan setting' and revealed people were quick to write him off because of the way he spoke or dressed
The group agreed bogans commonly worked in abattoirs, construction or as greyhound trainers, drove Ford cars like Commodores and drank VB.
Bogans can usually be seen wearing singlets, thongs, footy shorts and a flannelette, and sport mullets or rat tails, with the addition of tattoos and piercings.
In response to why bogans sounded so unsophisticated, Benny, from Camperdown in Victoria replied simply: 'Simple answer. I am f***ing unsophisticated'.
'I think cause sophistication is bull****, Mr Marshall hit back. 'Pretending you're something you're not is bull****.'
Mr Jack explained bogans could sound unsophisticated because they were used to shouting over each other when it got loud at the pub.
'We might say words like 'stoked' or 'drongo', like we might call our mate a drongo. I guess a lot of people can't relate to that,' he said.
'That's why they may think we sound unsophisticated.'
Self-confessed bogan Benny said he used swear words