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New Australian $5 bill compared to 'clown puke'



I guess they don't like it.  ;D  Photos of new bill at story link 

Get your Clown Puke here

New Australian $5 bill compared to 'clown puke'

By John Bowman, CBC News  Posted: Apr 12, 2016 9:45 AM ET| Last Updated: Apr 12, 2016 9:45 AM ET
The Reserve Bank of Australia has unveiled the new design for its $5 bill, and the early reviews on social media are not good, featuring such words as "vomit," "disgusting" and "atrocity."

The bank proudly revealed the new note in a tweet and media release Tuesday morning.

The new $5 banknotes are in production and will
be in your wallets from 1 September 2016 - https://t.co/HxprdzyihF pic.twitter.com/aFOma4s9nX
— @RBAInfo 

The early replies to that tweet were not encouraging

@RBAInfo What have you done😬 They are horrendous! Actually the most disgusting design in world mintage history. Truly appalling
— @Tcorp_ 

@RBAInfo That new $5 note design is hideous & awful.
— @Crow26Darkness 

@RBAInfo total #fail. Please fire your terrible designers. #fivedollarnote #Australia
— @camgould 

@RBAInfo talk about ugly, how many meetings for this atrocity to be picked?
— @Bishop64 

Economics writer Jason Murphy was curt in his take on the new design

Our new fivers look like vomit. pic.twitter.com/PKOJk6t45s
— @jasemurphy 

Murphy wasn't the only one to compare the bill to a pile of sick

New Australian $5 note shows @RBAInfo designers enter their 'clown puke' period #stopthepresses pic.twitter.com/BkXTmKvGLi
— @wingrove 

The new design retains the bright purple colour motif of the current $5 bill but also adds magenta, orange, blue and yellow. The yellow oval shapes on the bill are meant to depict the prickly-leaved wattle, a shrub native to the continent, but people thought they looked more like toilet brushes or bacteria.

what's with the yellow dunny brushes?: Next Generation of Banknotes: $5 Banknote Design Reveal | RBA https://t.co/MiiywCDPGl
— @rennemiles 

@joshgnosis Looks like golden staph germs from a petrie dish. How bad can banknote design be?
— @PlaneTalking

But not all the reviews were bad

New $5 notes are A++++ They're like a mid-80s primary school mural. AUSTRALIANA! pic.twitter.com/fVWXLXOUvN
— @amelia___m 

Some people complained that the bill still depicted Queen Elizabeth, despite a recent surge in republican sentiment in Australia, including last year's election of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, a former leader of the Australian Republican Movement.

Seriously, we're putting Queen Elizabeth on Australia's new five dollar not. Have we got no self-respect?
— @Pulpcurry 

The Queen looks like she is contemplating how to get off that abomination of a bank note.
— @RanTLaw 
Someone helpfully offered an alternate design

@RBAInfo I fixed your note. You're welcome. pic.twitter.com/uIFQZs0EIu
— @trude_red

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Ah!  Those Aussies.



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George Wallace said:
Ah!  Those Aussies.


I approve of the meat pies.  I do not approve of VB, under any circumstances.