Rugby reporting nonsense

I’m as Aussie as they come in most respects. I like a beer and watching the rugby. I love our colloquialisms, when used in the right place.

So I was amused to read this lead paragraph about the upcoming Ireland-Australia Union game. It originated from AAP and found its way to the Sydney Morning Herald’s Rugby Heaven web site.

“The Irish camp was privately filthy on Friday after being forced to hold their pre-game captain’s run on a near-grassless council ground … etc”

Filthy? How about fuming?

I know “filthy” is slang for (many) Aussies, but it really is “piss-poor” journalism. I doubt anyone from anywhere but Australia would know what it meant.

Then again, perhaps airing it helps preserve our vernacular.

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