Time to rename the state?

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Time to rename the state?

#1 Post by Waewick » Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:47 pm

I was thinking, with all this talk about Adelaide moving forward etc.....

Is it time that we change the name and flag for this state to reflect what we are progressive modern state not held back by our history.

What that name is and what that new flag is I'm not sure, I'm just throwing it out there.

what do people think?

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Re: Time to rename the state?

#2 Post by SRW » Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:42 pm

capitalist wrote:Is it time that we change the name and flag for this state to reflect what we are progressive modern state not held back by our history.
How do you suppose that changing our name does that? Or even why we should want to do that? What is it about our history that you are trying to get away from? From my perspective, at least, our history -- from our unique settlement to our (at times) political and social progressiveness -- is an asset that could (and ought to) provide a point of difference.
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Re: Time to rename the state?

#3 Post by Waewick » Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:12 pm

perhaps.

I think it would rejuvenate the belief in the state, give people a representation of the state than, South Australia.

yes we have some history which is positive, we also have a shit load of baggage which is tied to the name.

my biggest problem, I cannot think of 1 name which would be better :lol:

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Re: Time to rename the state?

#4 Post by ricecrackers » Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:18 pm

problem is, since the end of apartheid, South Africa have imposed themselves on the world and stolen SA from us
now you cant have a conversation with someone outside the state and refer to SA without evoking confusion with the African nation.
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Re: Time to rename the state?

#5 Post by Splashmo » Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:21 pm

ricecrackers wrote:problem is, since the end of apartheid, South Africa have imposed themselves on the world and stolen SA from us
now you cant have a conversation with someone outside the state and refer to SA without evoking confusion with the African nation.
And you expect people to know the initials "SA" stand for a state of 1.5 million people, and not a country of 50 million?
Do you know what American state an abbreviation is referring to?

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Re: Time to rename the state?

#6 Post by Will » Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:36 am

I agree with the idea of geting rid of the colonial Union Jack from our state flag, bit renaming the state? that seems innapropriate and unnecesary.

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#7 Post by iTouch » Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:20 am

Our name will be New Queens Victoria
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Re: Time to rename the state?

#8 Post by peas_and_corn » Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:17 am

This reminds me of when Patty and Selma suggested changing 'Springfield' to 'Seinfeld' to leech off his popularity. So in that vein, I suggest iStralia.

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Re: Time to rename the state?

#9 Post by yousername » Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:30 am

I like the name Flinders. What about that as our state name?
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Re: Time to rename the state?

#10 Post by Wayno » Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:12 am

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Re: Time to rename the state?

#11 Post by Waewick » Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:58 am

Splashmo wrote:
ricecrackers wrote:problem is, since the end of apartheid, South Africa have imposed themselves on the world and stolen SA from us
now you cant have a conversation with someone outside the state and refer to SA without evoking confusion with the African nation.
And you expect people to know the initials "SA" stand for a state of 1.5 million people, and not a country of 50 million?
Do you know what American state an abbreviation is referring to?
I don't but for some reason americans seem to think we all do.

@Wayno - I like it :applause: :lol:

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Re: Time to rename the state?

#12 Post by ricecrackers » Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:55 pm

Splashmo wrote:
ricecrackers wrote:problem is, since the end of apartheid, South Africa have imposed themselves on the world and stolen SA from us
now you cant have a conversation with someone outside the state and refer to SA without evoking confusion with the African nation.
And you expect people to know the initials "SA" stand for a state of 1.5 million people, and not a country of 50 million?
Do you know what American state an abbreviation is referring to?
:roll:

this even happens within Australia
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Re: Time to rename the state?

#13 Post by Norman » Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:15 pm

Wayno wrote:The Marj
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Re: Time to rename the state?

#14 Post by yousername » Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:07 am

Wayno wrote:The Marj
Win.
Will wrote:Victorians can get f#$%^&*!

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Re: Time to rename the state?

#15 Post by stumpjumper » Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:56 am

Agreed, but seriously, I think we should seize/take back/combine with the Northern Territory and call the new north to south state 'Central Australia'.

Make Darwin a Free Port and distribute imports from there to the rest of Oz by rail and road, collecting exports the same way.

Our new coat of arms could be the penguin and the paw paw beside a heap of ore.

We could still call the edges of the state The Marjins.

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