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Old 01-26-2014, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Great Britain
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Old 01-27-2014, 01:55 PM
 
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Australia hasn't had the centuries of low domestic migration for regional accents to develop. Rural accents tend to be stronger/broader than city accents but apart from the occasional word choice or some vowel sounds in north Qld, the Australian accent is pretty much the same around the country.

Here in the US most people guess my accent as English ahead of Australian.
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Old 01-27-2014, 04:10 PM
 
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Here in the US most people guess my accent as English ahead of Australian.
While people like Steve Irwin and Paul Hogan would no doubt be regarded as Australian by the average American, I wonder whether people like Simon Baker or Poppy Montgomery are? I suspect the average American has a pretty skewed perception on what the typical Aussie accent sounds like.
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Old 01-27-2014, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Australia hasn't had the centuries of low domestic migration for regional accents to develop. Rural accents tend to be stronger/broader than city accents but apart from the occasional word choice or some vowel sounds in north Qld, the Australian accent is pretty much the same around the country.

Here in the US most people guess my accent as English ahead of Australian.
IIt has to do with settlement patterns. Australia developed as a series of colonies, more connected to each other than the hinterland, and theres always been a lot of mobility between these. In contrast, the US had more settled areas for longer, more isolated small towns and people who've lived there for longer, allowing for the development of regional accents.

Another one to mention is the 'wog' or 'ethnic broad' accent...heard among Italians, Greeks, Balkans, Maltese, with a stronger variant among some Middle Eastern Australians. Think Fat Pizza or 'Superwog'. Older examples like Effie or the more ethnic Con the Fruiterer.
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Old 02-01-2014, 03:14 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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Also what's with Australians and using the 'F' word on a very regular basis. Every sentence made has to have a few 'F' words thrown around..

For some reason the use of the 'F' word is very convenient in Oz
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Old 02-01-2014, 04:23 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Also what's with Australians and using the 'F' word on a very regular basis. Every sentence made has to have a few 'F' words thrown around..

For some reason the use of the 'F' word is very convenient in Oz
So where specifically did you live in Oz?
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Old 02-02-2014, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia
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so where specifically did you live in oz?
sunnyvale!
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Old 02-02-2014, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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sunnyvale!
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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sunnyvale!
Haha. Funny how I never get a response to the question of where he lived....
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:54 PM
 
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