Add 'Australian' to the list of unspeakably racist insults11/22/2012
From here on out, we might have to start writing "Australian" as "A********n." A British court has ruled that the seemingly innocent term qualifies as racist abuse. Petra Mills was found guilty of racially aggravated public disorder after she called her neighbor Chelsea O'Reilly — who is actually from New Zealand — a "stupid fat Australian bitch" when they both lived in Manchester, England. The court chairman found Mills guilty because her insult was "racially aggravated" and used "in hostility." Mills had tried to claim she'd never used the word "Australian" against O'Reilly, saying she "used to live with an Australian person" who "was very nice." Aah, the old "Some of my best friends..." defense. [Source]
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