In a somewhat ironic twist, it seems that being “Bogan” is somehow “in” with the very teenagers you would expect would shun this label. Bogan-style talk and a penchant for the mullet haircut being two good examples amongst my man-child and his friends, along with skinny jeans and flannel shirts. If they drove cars they’d have dice proudly hanging in the windscreen.
I kid you not, on more than one occasion at home Man-Child I has used language and speech that is positively Bogan – he sounds like a common gutter-mouth with no education and no manners. His twin brother (Man-Child II) assures me that’s how he often speaks at school with his friends – wonderful! They obviously think it’s funny and cool, although god only knows why?
Naturally in the presence of REAL Bogans (know as “muzzas” apparently), I expect all mimicking of this behaviour instantly ceases – lest they annoy the Bogans and get a good bollicking from them. 🙂
So our resident Bogan Man-Child I was on holidays recently with mates. As one of them had hair clippers, for amusement they challenged my son to a dare. They cut the sides of his hair short, leaving a nice tuft of hair down the middle of his head – yes a MULLET!! As luck would have it they managed to botch it up completely, and subsequently had to give him a buzz cut to repair the poor styling. Thank God is all I can say. Although I would have liked to see a photo for my own amusement.
I have no problems with a buzz cut – it has many benefits including reduced risk of nits (thankfully a thing of the past for the men-children), dragging out the time between haircuts, and keeping Mother of a Man-Child’s hard earned money in her wallet longer. In fact I’m so glad they like buzz cuts we’re giving them hair clippers for their birthday. A wise investment so I won’t have to pay for haircuts ever again. Akin to celebrating the time we had both of them toilet-trained and my 2-3 years of buying nappies and keeping Huggies in record profit was over.
BTW, if any of you are Bogans, my apologies if you are offended by this post. Funnily it does make me wonder if the Bogans are getting about pretending to be uppity little private school boys with toffee voices and polos with collars standing up. LOL.