Spotted over on Reddit.
Q: What were (in retrospect) the weirdest trends at your school?
A: Leaving your t-bar school shoes unbuckled
A: I’m Aussie and everyone at the schools I went to called them Mindas hahaha
Q: I’ve never heard that in Melbourne – where are you from?
A: Rural south aus
If you are confused.
Originating in South Australia, this term refers to Minda Incorporated, an organisation established in Adelaide in 1898, to support individuals (particularly children) with intellectual disabilities. It became popularised in primary school playgrounds, employed as an insult.
The term is often directed at the intellectually disabled, but can also be used to belittle family, friends, or complete strangers (though the latter depends on one’s fluency in bogan).