Death of the Aussie Larrikin?

I lament about the changing nature
Of acceptable mischief and fun
In society that is losing the sense of
The Australian larrikin son

Once upon a time, the Australian larrikin spirit
was acknowledged, tolerated, and even celebrated

Where does the word larrikin come from?

 The term comes from British dialect larrikin 
‘a mischievous or frolicsome youth’,
ultimately a form of larking (about)
 ‘indulging in mischievous fun’.

Don Matthews
October 2022

Two Aussie larrikins

Two Aussie larrikins. Paul Hogan and mate Strop (John Cornell)

Published by donmatthewspoetry

I just like playing round with words. And having fun

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