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Old 06-18-2013, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Oroville, California
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Americans do that question thing too, well at least some of them.
The rising inflection is pretty rampant here, especially among young women. Think its yet another thing to hate about the "Valley Girl" accent that spread into everyday American speech patterns.

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Once when I was in Idaho in the US someone said to me... "You people from back east....." I didn't quite know how to respond to that.
Some people in eastern New England (Boston) have a non-rhotic accent and drop their "R"s much the same way Aussies do. The old "Pahk the cah in Hahvahd Yahd" business. Maybe that's what they heard and got confused.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:05 AM
 
Location: A box below 59th
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Lol cultural cringe much?
Not this time. Just plain aversion to noise. Not that I'm immune to, or even ashamed of, the ol' Cringe.

C'mon. Admit it. When you hear Aussies inflating our military achievements, you're a little embarrassed. Especially if the Accent is concurrently paper-cutting your eardrums.
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Old 06-25-2013, 01:57 PM
 
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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.
Some of my relatives are Koreans who learned their English from Australian instructors. There's something about an Australian accent coming out of a Korean mouth that is mind-boggling. They don't sound pissed off; it just sounds more like they're channeling somebody.
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Old 06-25-2013, 03:19 PM
 
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Not this time. Just plain aversion to noise. Not that I'm immune to, or even ashamed of, the ol' Cringe.

C'mon. Admit it. When you hear Aussies inflating our military achievements, you're a little embarrassed. Especially if the Accent is concurrently paper-cutting your eardrums.
Its a pretty universal phenomenon that most people when in their own country don't notice accents, its people from other countries that have accents. What's your background?
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:43 PM
 
Location: The High Seas
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Has Olivia Newton John ever sounded pissed off?
I don't think so.
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Old 06-26-2013, 05:43 AM
 
Location: Riachella, Victoria, Australia
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Has Olivia Newton John ever sounded pissed off?
I don't think so.

Born in England. This saved her thank goodness.
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:44 AM
 
Location: A box below 59th
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Its a pretty universal phenomenon that most people when in their own country don't notice accents, its people from other countries that have accents. What's your background?
Sydney, right to the marrow.

It's something about our diction and intonation that sets my teeth on edge. Not going to make excuses, but I know, even amongst Australians, that I'm not alone. Worse, it's not even fixable. Being raised here will taint you forever, like the Dark Side.

Of course there's a spectrum, and the destiny of Shrieking Public Transport Racist is an avoidable one.

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Old 10-18-2018, 12:59 PM
 
Location: United Kingdom
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Hate it

Last edited by Larryfulmer; 10-18-2018 at 02:24 PM.. Reason: Grammar
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Old 10-18-2018, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Obviously I don't notice it, it just sounds normal to me. The "asking a question" thing is something I have heard before from foreigners, but again not noticeable or obvious to me. I dont think the accent makes us sound "dumb", you could say that about many accents across the world.
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Old 10-19-2018, 05:02 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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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..
You think...?
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