How did we get our nicknames?

Submitted: Friday, Feb 27, 2009 at 16:38

Trevor R (QLD)

I am wondering if anyone knows how each of our states and territory's residents got their nicknames.....
WA...Sandgropers
SA.....Crow Eaters
Qld....Banana Benders ect.

The newer terminology for Southern state residents are Mexicans and Cockroaches but do these states have an older term associated to describe them???

These nicknames conjour up some pretty wild images of how they come about. Maybe just my warped brain LOL!!

Thanks, Trevor.
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AnswerID: 351364   Submitted: Friday, Feb 27, 2009 at 16:41

Gramps replied:

Trevor,

You should know Qlders are Cane Toads.

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FollowupID: 619633   Submitted: Friday, Feb 27, 2009 at 16:44

Isuzumu posted:

Right there Gramps lol you bored Trev hahahaha what are you up to anyway?

Cheers Bruce
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FollowupID: 619656   Submitted: Friday, Feb 27, 2009 at 19:26

Trevor R (QLD) posted:

Yes Gramps but before we were known as Cane Toads we were always just "Banana Benders". The Cockroach and Cane Toad terminology has come about with the popularity of State of Origin as far as I can remember. I can't remember what the New south Welshman were called before the Cockroach association though? Pillow Biters springs to mind hehehehe.

Bruce, my young fella was given a book with a whole heap of slang and it just got me thinking of the terms I can remember that are hardly used anymore, and where they originated from.

Cheers, Trevor.
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AnswerID: 351365   Submitted: Friday, Feb 27, 2009 at 16:52

Member - Rob S (NSW) replied:

And there just the polite nicknames. LOL

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and that's when I thought I was wrong!
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AnswerID: 351375   Submitted: Friday, Feb 27, 2009 at 18:04

Member - DAZA (QLD) replied:

My mind Conjures up all sorts of images about the Sand Groper
nickname, I am thinking on the lines of a Banana Bender from
Queensland on holidays in Western Australia having a Grope in the
Sand lol lol, and the poor buggers in South Australia having to eat
Crow every time the other States beat them at some thing lol lol.

Cheers
Daza
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FollowupID: 619731   Submitted: Saturday, Feb 28, 2009 at 10:49

Member - Mark G Gulmarrad posted:

Daza

and Tasmainians........well ther're just tasmanians!!


hahahahahahaha.
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FollowupID: 619750   Submitted: Saturday, Feb 28, 2009 at 12:49

Member - DAZA (QLD) posted:

Hi Mark

Tasmanians are just called Relatives lol lol. that's if you are a Tasmanian
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