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Old 10-19-2018, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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American here. Do you Aussies still call people “bloody poms?”
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Old 10-19-2018, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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American here. Do you Aussies still call people “bloody poms?”
I suppose some do, though i can't recall hearing it in a long time.
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Old 10-19-2018, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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I suppose some do, though i can't recall hearing it in a long time.
I’ve always wondered what it was all about. I last visited Australia many years ago (would you believe fifty?), but I remember that.

I also remember the female lifeguards at Bondi Beach.

Oh, and how funny my accent sounded to everyone. I drank a LOT of free beer.

I sure met a lot of nice people in Sydney. It reminded me of a sunny Vancouver.

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Old 10-19-2018, 10:06 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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As for the accent, I like it so much I have my Siri and truck navigation set to a female with Australian accent.
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Old 03-13-2019, 02:51 PM
 
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It's mostly the vowels in the Aussie accent that sound odd to a Western-Hemisphere ear. I remember hearing Hugh Jackman announce that he was going to host the "Tinies." Non-rhotic accents sound needlessly peculiar to us; run it through the nose and you've got the ghastly Alicia Malone.
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Old 03-13-2019, 05:12 PM
 
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I’ve always wondered what it was all about. I last visited Australia many years ago (would you believe fifty?), but I remember that.

I also remember the female lifeguards at Bondi Beach.

Oh, and how funny my accent sounded to everyone. I drank a LOT of free beer.

I sure met a lot of nice people in Sydney. It reminded me of a sunny Vancouver.
No free beer these days. More likely among the most expense on earth, but no matter female lifesavers still strut their stuff down the beach, the sun still shines between rain shows in Sydney (more rain than London, of course)
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Old 03-13-2019, 05:22 PM
 
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It's mostly the vowels in the Aussie accent that sound odd to a Western-Hemisphere ear. I remember hearing Hugh Jackman announce that he was going to host the "Tinies." Non-rhotic accents sound needlessly peculiar to us; run it through the nose and you've got the ghastly Alicia Malone.
I guess you mean like something metallic being scratched over a rough surface? GBH on the ears, I've heard it being called. There are reasons for keeping mouth firmly shut, of course, while the nasal sound you speak off is exhaled through the nose cavity.
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Old 03-13-2019, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Various
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No free beer these days. More likely among the most expense on earth, but no matter female lifesavers still strut their stuff down the beach, the sun still shines between rain shows in Sydney (more rain than London, of course)
Still plenty of free beers available to visitors if they are a decent bloke.
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Old 03-13-2019, 11:30 PM
 
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theres definitely more than one aussie accent, i used to know some western australians who didnt like the sound of sydneysiders. (no horse in that race personally. im a chris lilley fan.)

aussie humour has layers and if you take it too literally, or not literally enough, or ignore the nuances then youre screwed.

though maybe talking to many people from northern ireland is the reason i dont hear "anger" in aussie voices. mostly i hear laughter.
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Old 03-14-2019, 06:30 PM
 
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More than one Aussie accent, but hardly location based. AS for humour, not subtle. Either appeals or appals. Not a lot in between. Not sure about the anger bit. Can sound coming straight from the diaphragm, somewhat no nonsense, blxxdy shovel, don't call it a spade sort of thing. Again some find tedious others may find sort of refreshing.
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