Germaine! Germaine! Germaine! Rather than cringe and shit-can "Aussie three times" Germaine Greer reckons we ought to embrace our inner bogan, as well as giving the infamous chant a historical, if perhaps far-fetched, context:
SO FOXTEL wants us to stop chanting, ''Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! Oi! Oi! Oi!'', and is prepared to give $10,000 to anyone who can come up with a better cry. There are some, apparently, who consider ''Aussie! Aussie! Aussie!'' unnecessarily confrontational, repellently nationalist, unsporting even.
Of course, far be it from me to contradict Germs on matters of etymology (which, as you all know, is the study of the history of insects, their origins, and how their forms have changed over time).