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 ocrikeymikey
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I still think the funniest thing Ive heard online was talking about mosquitos to a friend in the deep south of the US who told me that they had skeeters there so big they could screw a turkey!! lol....I imagined the southern accent as I read it.

The US has very different accents from the west coast to the east coast and south.
Different accents in parts of Canada too,but maybe due to the French influence in Quebec. And certainly a LOT of different accents in the UK for such a tiny place.

From state to state here,I cant pick up a West Aussie from a Queenslander or a Victorian or a South Australian etc.

Can you?
 greyingred
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Posted: 5/10/2009 6:07:41 PM
aboslutely there are markedly different accents. Much as I enjoy saying and having the rest of the mainland cringe...to most Europeans the less grating on the ear and strangulation of open vowel sounds (give the rest prunes please) is the Tasmanian accent, I find Aussie accents quite ugly Yet the Tassie is quite gentle and less of the inflection up at the end of every sentence. The women there sound almost an equal without this bloody inflection upwards making every sentence a question. The Queenslanders especially the further up you go are our version of the Deep South, quite slow speaking and round open yet strangulated vowels. Northern Territory is mainly silent cos hardly anyone lives there I found their accents broad enough for even an experienced pom to go...eh.what, you speaka da english. (our accents can change from one village to another, less than 3 miles so I have always heard english sungspoken in many different ways but had to ask them to speak slowly), I would equate them to the wurrie wee accents of Devon and Cornwall. Sydney folk have an affectation, less inflection upwards accent..but it doesn't work, Tassie is still more melodious on the ear. Melbournians tend I find to talk very quickly yet their pronunciations are more accurate...I notice that 'th' is in general londonised cOckney (the origins of aussie accent) and most 'eff' it. Melbournians tend not to. West Australians, again speak slower but not like Queenslanders, the women inflect upwards but interestingly socio economic background if wealthy this tends to be mild to non existant. Did not stay long enough in ACT nor SA to make judgement...or maybe by not going I had already made judgements.

Best most sexiest accent in the english language...the French.
 hayles1980
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Posted: 5/11/2009 7:08:43 PM
there are some canadian accents that I can't understand at all. It's sort of adorable but still makes you knit your eyebrows together and say "Come again?"

The only aussies I know are from Queensland and South Australia.

Pity ... :-)
 gjay1
Joined: 6/1/2007
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Posted: 5/18/2009 6:48:40 AM

it's easy to pick an aussie speaker out of a crowd of other english speakers when overseas....

strewth, we dont even need to speak to be picked as aussies......my daughter and i were running through a downpour in the mekong delta laughing and jumping over stuff on the footpath......generally being a bit nuts lol....probably helped by a generous helping of mai tais....a bloke going the other way just laughed and said , 'you two have just gotta be aussies....."
everywhere ive been people easily pick the australian accent,although i have a few times (in australia!) been asked if i was a kiwi , and ive only ever been there for a week!
 tisme_susan
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Posted: 6/29/2011 5:09:25 PM
I didn't think there was a difference in Aussie accents until I moved from Melb to Bris... There were a few people who instantly knew I migrated from the south.. Although I think there is a difference between the city clickers and country people...
 internetdatinglol
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Posted: 9/1/2011 3:30:59 AM
If you want to know what a bogan is I give a definition of the female variety in my profile.
 internetdatinglol
Joined: 5/17/2007
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Posted: 9/2/2011 3:55:16 AM
Sad or hilarious, depends on your perspective.
 internetdatinglol
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Posted: 9/2/2011 7:40:54 PM
"Latte sippers"? I like how thats somehow a term of derision in some quarters... does that mean you've never had a coffee made with milk before?
I sip latte and I'm proud.:)
 internetdatinglol
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Posted: 9/2/2011 7:45:23 PM
It should also be noted that a love of good coffee transcends all socio-economic, cultural and political boundaries in Australia. You'll find an equal number of passable cafes in Frankston and Toorak these days.
 Holly63
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Posted: 9/2/2011 11:20:24 PM
I've often wondered why and how such a small country as England has so many accents compared with the size of our country.

In my experience the only accents I've noticed are the Okka (very strong speak, such as our dear late Steve Irwin), "normal accent" and some differences b/w Victoria and Qld. For example, I've found many Queenslanders to finish off a statement with "hey". That, to me, borders on Okka.

Also, names for particular items are different.......

In Victoria a butternut pumpkin is as its called but in Qld they call them trombonals.
In Victoria we say "potato cake", but in Qld they call them "scallops."

Interesting.................

And to Internetdatinglol? I live in Frankston and to me all our coffees are definately the same :)
 internetdatinglol
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Posted: 9/3/2011 12:07:52 AM
Apparently that makes you an evil snooty latte sipper! Go vote for the Greens why don't you!
 internetdatinglol
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Posted: 9/4/2011 2:47:42 AM
Now look who's stereotyping!
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