Now I Know: Why an episode of Peppa Pig is banned in Australia


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/12/21/now-i-know-why-an-episode-of.html


#2

Australia, keeps telling the humans to go away but it never works.


#3

Australians are very sensitive.


#4

Since the Youtube videos aren’t matching up with the posts at the moment, my first thought was that this was going to be Peppa’s first experience with transgenderism or something.

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How refreshing to see halfway-practical grounds for a change.


#5

Yeah it seems pretty reasonable to say 'hey maybe Children’s shows in areas where spiders are murdermachines shouldn’t encourage children to be comfortable around spiders.".

That screencap is hilarious though.


#7

My guess was going to be that the story involved words that have different slang meanings in Australia.

“One day, while Peppa’s mum and dad were rooting about for truffles…”


#8

How can you be so mean? We are not sensitive at all :sob::sob::sob:


#9

Latin America : “Hold my beer”
In some Spanish speaking countries pepa (different spelling, same pronunciation) is rather vulgar slang for vagina.


#10

Pedophiles around here are sometimes called rockspiders. Is this part of the joke? I can’t tell.


#11

Oh come now. How bad can they

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#12

Gonna have to try harder than that.

Come to think of it, climate change will help


#13

I went to school in Australia on a student exchange in undergrad. One morning an Australian friend was discussing waking up and finding a white tail spider in her room. Despite this, she didn’t think Australia was particularly more dangerous than Canada because Canada has bears.

My argument was that unless you live in a rural area with very shoddy construction standards, you never have to worry about waking up to find a bear in your room, but she was insistent. Canada was more dangerous than Australia because bears.


#14

“Australian Broadcasting Company”: Not. It is the Australian Broadcasting Corporation - Australia’s national public broadcaster funded by the federal government. http://www.abc.net.au/

May also be of interest: https://australianmuseum.net.au/spider-facts


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More Australians have been killed by horses in recent years than all the country’s venomous creatures put together, a new study by Melbourne University researchers has found.


#16

I’ll bet the horses didn’t go bad until they arrived in Australia.


#17

An Australian realisation that the arrogance and insular ignorance of Americans made them very gullible is at the root of the meme of Australia having the most dangerous fauna (and flora).


#18

That looks like a Nephila sp. But that dangerous, to most larger critters. I doubt they really caught the bird - but THEN, hey, in that particular group, the highest ever stability for spiderwebs was measured, AFAIR.


#19

People never seem very concerned about what animals kill to eat until/unless it kills humans. That is not very principled.


#20

I thought everything in Australia was venomous-- spiders, snakes, octopi, those goddamned cute koala bears. . . .


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