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Old 02-03-2014, 06:08 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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Haha. Funny how I never get a response to the question of where he lived....
I thought it was made clear that I was in SYDNEY..
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Old 02-04-2014, 01:53 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Sydney is a big city by most standards. People on the north shore or in the eastern suburbs often do not speak in the same way as someone from the western suburbs might. Just a fact.

So I ask again.....where?
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Old 02-04-2014, 06:57 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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Sydney is a big city by most standards. People on the north shore or in the eastern suburbs often do not speak in the same way as someone from the western suburbs might. Just a fact.

So I ask again.....where?
The Eastern suburbs & the North shore aren't what they're cracked out to be. They're dirtier, uglier and less developed than most areas in the west.

Mosman looks like a ghetto.
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Old 02-04-2014, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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The Eastern suburbs & the North shore aren't what they're cracked out to be. They're dirtier, uglier and less developed than most areas in the west.

Mosman looks like a ghetto.
Er what? Show us some photographic examples of how dirty and ugly Mosman is.
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Old 02-05-2014, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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The Eastern suburbs & the North shore aren't what they're cracked out to be. They're dirtier, uglier and less developed than most areas in the west.

Mosman looks like a ghetto.
LOL. Troll. So which part of "awful" Sydney did you inhabit?
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Old 02-06-2014, 08:56 PM
 
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OP: why did you use the word intimidating?
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Old 02-06-2014, 09:09 PM
 
Location: The Downunderverse
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There's something about the Australian accent that I find very annoying. It sounds far too informal. And the pronunciation of words bears absolutely no resemblances to how they're actually spelled.

Sounds cheap and lacks finesse
Kind of like how Americans say "gahd" instead of god and "jahb" instead of job etc.
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Old 02-06-2014, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Still waiting for my answer.................
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Old 02-07-2014, 11:12 PM
 
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Kind of like how Americans say "gahd" instead of god and "jahb" instead of job etc.


What Americans say "jahb"? Is that supposed to be Chicago?

There is more than one American accent. Depending on who you ask there are 8-12 different dialects of American English and then different accents within those depending on whether you're urban, suburban or rural, what your socio-economic status is and what ethnic group you come from.

A few months ago I was telling someone that the thing they were looking for was "in the box" and they thought I was saying "in the baths" - I had to say it like "boax" before they figured it out. (this person was English, not Australian)

Another Brit asked me if I pronounced pajama so that the 'jam' part was pronounced like the stuff you spread on toast (to rhyme with 'ham'). I said, "no, who the hell would say it like that?" (because for me it sounds like 'bomb') Then after I thought about it I guess some Americans would say it like 'ham' that but they still sound ridiculous.
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Old 02-13-2014, 01:36 PM
 
Location: The Great West
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Another Brit asked me if I pronounced pajama so that the 'jam' part was pronounced like the stuff you spread on toast (to rhyme with 'ham'). I said, "no, who the hell would say it like that?" (because for me it sounds like 'bomb') Then after I thought about it I guess some Americans would say it like 'ham' that but they still sound ridiculous.
Interesting how you defend the American accent(s) and then say people who say "pajamas" differently than you sound "ridiculous." Not one American person I know says "pajamas" with the "ah" sound.

Maybe I just get sensitive about accents because I think they are all great, with the exception of the Deep South accent, and my dislike for it is mostly because I can't understand it. People say "no offense" when they say an accent is bad but it is kind of offensive, really. People can't change their accents. Certainly some Americans shouldn't be going around insulting the Aussie accent and then claim that there's no variety in it but there is for Americans.
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