One poor bugger reading the news up the bush is in strife for chucking in too much ocker slang into his news banter.
News Presenter Doug Hogan has been reading Wagga’s Prime News for more than 20 years but now he’s copping it sweet for his “informal” lingo.
The local Daily Advertiser reckons he’s been guilty of these crimes:
….a new “bloke” in charge at Young fire station, “kids” (for children), “coppers” (for police), “clicks” (for a speed reading), “copped” a fine of 1000 “bucks”, around the “joint” (region) and a magistrate who “chucked the book at him”.
He even had the nerve to call Cootamundra “Coota”, said a train had “come a cropper” and said police at Young and Boorowa were “after the crooks” in another story.
Fair suck of the sav…
The newspaper reckons some bloke from some community service organisation has had a gutful.
“My friends say they don’t want to hear this or for their grandchildren to hear it,” he said.
But it neglected to name the bloke or even the mob he’s from.
Strike me pink.
Prime’s news editor John Rudd eloquently said neither he nor Hogan would respond to anonymous complaints.