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A few years back the Australian government launched an international tourism campaign with the slogan, Where the bloody hell are you? Not all countries got the joke, but some Australians use swear words (obscenities) quite frequently in everyday conversation with friends. This will shock some people and , in fact, not all Australians do it or like it, but many people are not bothered by using swear words. Swearing in the white-collar workplace is not really acceptable. Calling a friend a bastard (usually a male) can even be a sign of friendliness!
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This web site presents the interventions of MICHAEL ROBERTS in the public realm with reference to Sri Lankan political affairs. It will embrace the politics of cricket as well. ROBERTS was educated at St. Aloysius College in Galle and the universities of Peradeniya and Oxford. He taught History at Peradeniya University and Anthropology at Adelaide university. He is now retired and lives in Adelaide.
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