After this post I'm going to attempt to shut up until someone comments on one of my posts, or someone posts something new. I hate being called a Yank. It's not the biggest deal on earth, or being called a sepo(septic tank, really?) It might be different if modern Americans actually called themselves yanks like Australians call themselves Aussies. The fact that I get called a Yank is not the most annoying part. It's people who then keep calling you a Yank even after you've told them you dislike it. I would like to also add that not every Aussie I know including my wife is an uneducated bogan bully. I have however found that the vast majority of Aussies I know who are intelligent and have a working knowledge of the world at large it is usually due to self education. My wife is the black sheep of her family. She was pretty much abused and accused of everything terrible as a teen because she "read too much" and showed little interest in the family farm beyond what she absolutely had to do. Her parents weird me out because they always seem to either ignore me, or want to belittle me for the short comings of America, then attack my wife when I remove myself from the situation rather than get drawn into an argument. Her mother even once said that we should just get rid of all the people in the world who don't contribute, the Jews (my dad is Jewish), the Africans (moms family is Creole), the Asians(my brother in law is Chinese), eastern Europeans, Americans, and a few others, oh the Aboriginals. The world would be perfect if only white aussies existed. Granted not every Aussie is like this, but Aussie racists are a special kind of racist, because to them white Australians are the master race. Set above even other white races, even if people share a common ancestry, or surname. It confounds me!