That’s the premise of this piece that we wrote for Cricinfo.
It’s funny because Australia are really, really bad at cricket while England are amazing, so it’s ridiculous that the latter would ape the former. We thought we’d state that explicitly in case you weren’t aware of those facts and therefore missed the humour.
Actually, the humour works on two levels. There’s also the more straightforward humour that derives from Australia being bad at cricket. That’s funny in itself.
Australian readers will still get something out of the article though. They can nod sagely when we highlight many of their national team’s shortcomings and wonder why in hell the people responsible can’t seem to see them when they’re so blatantly obvious that even an idiot Pom can identify them.
There’s also a nod to Back to the Future in one line, which is always good.
Also, if you want to justify a third or a fourth reading, try and spot the really, really minor edit that was made and see if you can explain it to us. It is a ‘how people really speak’ thing. We’ve strong feelings about how people really speak.