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.”