Post by mg Post by mg Post by Viper Post by Brad Anton
What do you think Timana's getting paid for this?
He's a very talented player........I hope they're thinking 12
What is it now, three kiwis in the Waratahs?
Tahu is more Aussie than you are a Kiwi.- Hide quoted text -
Can't see how, I was born in NZ, so were my parents. He was born in
Aus, but his parents in NZ. Your logic is flawed, but then I think
we've been here before?
Yes, I have a vague recollection with regards a discussion we had
previously concerning Big Willie of rugby league fame. Apparently
there was some point that I had missed in your argument, but you
couldn't be "farked" explaining it. I suspect it was also something
along the lines of his parents being Kiwis, but obviously you must
have done a bit of google research in the meantime and realised that
you were mistaken. Hence your failure to follow up on the debate.
Anyway I'll try and explain it all to you now.
I am a kiwi. I was born here, lived just about all my life here.
However does that make me *more* Kiwi than say someone who was not
born here, but grew up here and spent the majority of their formative
years here? The answer is of course no. Even a person of Asian
heritage not born here, but who grew up in NZ would be fully entitled
to call themselves a Kiwi. They would be culturally a New Zealander.
However someone born in NZ, but who did not grow up in NZ and no
longer even lives there may be able to technically claim citizenship,
but that does not in any way make them a bona fide Kiwi, in my
opinion. Others could disagree, but I would have to question the
diminishment of just what it means to be a Kiwi any contrary opinion
would imply. So the bottom line is this mg, if you were ever to say to
me that that you are a Kiwi, I would dismissively laugh in your face,
and then tell you to PULL THE OTHER ONE, MATEY.