South Australia will head to the polls this weekend to vote on whether to continue to call luncheon meat “fritz” or switch to calling it devon or belgium.
Leading the campaign to continue referring to it as fritz is South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill, who talked to The (un)Australian about fritz saying: “This state has stuck with fritz for almost 20 years it has done so in the good times and the bad. Now is not the time to switch to devon.
“We need to embrace our culture and come Saturday night we will all celebrate with a fritz sandwich, farmer’s union ice coffee and a bag of fruchocs. Good times.”
Meanwhile, opposition leader Steven Marshall is leading the charge towards devon, and said of its chances: “For too long we have been forced to live with fritz. The population of this state is going backwards and we need to grow the population and we will achieve this by embracing devon.
“I know I’m sick of having to explain to out-of-towners the meaning of fritz.”
Though considered a long shot, the switch to belgium is also a possibility with it’s cause being championed by former federal senator Nick Xenaphon who said of belgiums’ chances: “Don’t rule out belgium. We may not win outright but we are a chance of doing some sort of a deal like, fritz on weekdays and belgiums on weekends. Or maybe even a coalition, delgium or bevon.”
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