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Maybe “Mate” Is Short For “Inmate” And That’s Why Australians Call Each Other That.

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A crude joke by some other mind.

What do you think good to pass along?

Here are a couple edits from those original minds.

“Ya know, cuz it was originally just a bunch of convicts…
Edit: I’m fully aware that “mate” is an independent word that did not arise as a shorthand term to refer to incarcerated people. Merely a humorous observation.
Edit 2: I wasn’t going to make a “OMG frontpage!!1″ edit, but seriously… this just got to #1 on /r/all. What is wrong with you people? This is a pretty dumb joke.
I’m glad some people got a smile out of it.”

[SOURCE](http://www.reddit.com/r/Showerthoughts/comments/2al2y7/maybe_mate_is_short_for_inmate_and_thats_why/)

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