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Old 05-20-2013, 06:45 AM
 
Location: New Zealand and Australia
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No not at all. But guess thats b/c I'm used to it.
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:21 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Haha.. yeah sometimes after I have been shopping at Kmart and Coles in my local mall, I like to meet some friends at Gloria Jeans for a latte. But I go to Marrickville Metro, and my European friends positively hate my Australian accent.
I hate the Australian accent. It should sound more continental
Sounds like you're too la di da for this country. I haven't heard anything negative about the Aussie accent from Europeans.
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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Sounds like you're too la di da for this country. I haven't heard anything negative about the Aussie accent from Europeans.
It's all in our heads.

Personally i think one of the worst accents a girl could have is Korean , my wife's is ok, but our current flat mates accent is awful.

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Old 05-21-2013, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Sounds like you're too la di da for this country. I haven't heard anything negative about the Aussie accent from Europeans.
I wonder why people are always accusing me of being scarcastic...
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Old 05-21-2013, 02:32 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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Sounds like you're too la di da for this country. I haven't heard anything negative about the Aussie accent from Europeans.
Who cares what European think.
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:44 AM
 
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Would you agree that the normal Aussie accent in Sydney sounds quite gruff & unrefined. It's hard to speak kindly, its as if it sounds the person talking is always pissed off, even if they're not!

Compared with the urban (normal) American accent where its easier to reflect the certain emotion in the words..
Which Australian accent are you referring to? Much as in the US, tehre are several accents.
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:00 PM
 
Location: NSW
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Which Australian accent are you referring to? Much as in the US, tehre are several accents.
The Australian accent is probably a lot more uniform across a big country than other English speaking countries like the US or UK.
Regional accent variation is not high, although country people tend to speak with more drawl -as do the harder edged working class, and there is a more polished upper class accent in parts of the capital cities.
I find some TV shows that come out of Melbourne sound more caustic and abrasive in nature than Sydney.
WA also sound like having a bit more ""attitude"" in their tone and voice.

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Old 05-21-2013, 10:21 PM
 
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Ah the Australian accent

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTwAoFR4DuM
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:24 PM
 
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Which Australian accent are you referring to? Much as in the US, tehre are several accents.
Aren't your accents, besides recent immigrant arrivals, largely based on class and not background like in the US?
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:25 AM
 
Location: Riachella, Victoria, Australia
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As the first fleet sailed away one convict said to his companion "they are pissing us off you know".
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