Warning: Budgie smugglers spotted on the streets of Melbourne

Not sure how well known outside of Australia is the ‘budgie smuggler’. It was coined a long time back with the manufacturing of the Speedo bathers – tight fitting racing style men’s bathers. Some say it is an adaption of the English term ‘grape smugglers’. Either way, I think you’ll agree with me that budgie smugglers conjures a more humorous image.

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12 Comments on “Warning: Budgie smugglers spotted on the streets of Melbourne”

  1. Carrie Rubin says:

    Now that’s a ban I’ll go for. 🙂

  2. I reckon we should ban people who keep bashing the iconic Australian cossie! When did Aussies become so prudish?

  3. Oliver says:

    SO GOOD!

  4. Once again, funny and educational. I shouldn’t be surprised that Aussies came up with the clever term “budgie smugglers” since Speedo originated in Australia. And, I guess it is better than “banana hammock”!


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