Perhaps a Dingo Ate My Geographical Sense

November 22nd, 2009

Oceanic geography
Usually I am derided by Canadians who mistakenly think I’ve called Vancouver Island “Victoria Island.” Here’s a refreshing bit of abuse from the world’s smallest continent. Or is it the world’s second-largest island, after Antarctica? Who can say…

What a moronic website – please – Australia IS an ISLAND to display the logic of it is also a continent does not preclude it from being an Island – quite retarded. Secondly your presumption that the continent is Austalia and not even consider the reality that the continent is more aptly termed OCEANIA or AUSTRALASIA – but not even mention these facts as they contrast with your preconceived opinions. So under any definition Australia is an Island – is also a rock, a country, MAYBE a continent, a former colony, part of the commonwealth etc,etc,etc but NONE of these preclude it from being an ISLAND. Moron.

Incidentally, “Oceania” and “Australasia” are terms for regions that include Australia, not the continent of Australia itself.

In any case, thank you for the funny comment.

2 Responses to “Perhaps a Dingo Ate My Geographical Sense”

  1. don nogg Says:

    Then lets consider Australia the fourth largest island. Third being Antarctica, second being America, and first being Eurasia/Africa. Who in the world decides what is an island, what is a continent, and what is a rock? Are Asia and Europe two continents or is Eurasia one? The Aussie’s outburst is specious and self-righteous.

  2. Lamont Chu Says:

    I SWEAR that wasn’t from me! Thanks for the laugh.

    There’s little on this earth funnier than an enraged Aussie. Beneath all that ‘no worries’ happy talk lies the fragile temperament of someone who’d really rather live in New Zealand.

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