Apparently to call somebody a drop or a dropkick is a killing insult in some parts of Australia. This is rhyming slang from a Rules Football move called the "dropkick and punt".
Is there a hidden level of insult here, that anyone dozy enough to be taken in by tall stories about drop-bears is nothing more than a stupid Pommie dropkick? Or because of the bear's sneaky mwns of attack, the bear itself is a drop(kick)?--AgProv 01:12, 20 July 2011 (CEST)
I don't think that there is any real connection. The idea of drop-bears existed before Terry Pratchett wrote about them and there name is more a description then a play on words. --Zdm 02:44, 20 July 2011 (CEST)