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Old 08-19-2013, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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Yeah, I think having an Aussie accent might be a nice segway into making friends and meeting people, as people will hear your accent and comment on it, opening up a chance for conversation. Smiles also work wonders But I don't think you should be too intimidated by Toronto. It does have this reputation for being a difficult city to make friends in, and that may be the case for some, but if you're a nice person who likes people and wants to make good friends, then I think you'll be able to without too much trouble. Of course, you have to have a venue of some sort for meeting people - the workplace, school, hobbies that you can do in a group setting, etc - and a bit of an outgoing person, as I've found that Torontonians can be a bit reserved, but they open right up if you give them a chance. Just make sure you make good friends, and don't settle for the first people that come along and give you the time of day. I've learned the hard way that bad friends are bad for the soul. I hope your move works out good and that you love living here. You can always post here for advice or information if you need. The regular Toronto posters are very helpful and knowledgeable people.
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Old 08-19-2013, 08:45 AM
 
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Guy here - If I could pick an accent that would help pick up girls, Irish would be first, and Australian would be second. But really it depends on outgoing you are, etc. You'll be fine if you think you'll be fine.
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:52 AM
 
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I don't know how you look or what your personality is like but an Aussie accent will be a great differentiator that will score you lots of points. Don't be too concerned about the 'coldness'. All girls are the same once you get to know them but Canadians are just more quieter or reserved on the whole compared to Americans and even Australians as a personality trait. Just have a good attitude and you should do well.
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:34 AM
 
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Most Canadians sound like Americans but just a bit more posh, but some people in Northern Ontario and other more remote parts of the country lean towards sounding like this:


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Old 08-20-2013, 10:42 AM
 
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Of course, Eastern Canada is more like this, totally different


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Old 08-20-2013, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Funny guy. (Last two posts.)
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:45 PM
 
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You know I feel pretty good when I go to Canada. I come from NYC born and raised and I know I speak with a heavy accent.
but so far so good. Nobody has said anything about my 'accent!' Even if I start spouting a little French too. Maybe I should take it as a compliment??? Or are Canadians just too polite to me, eh???......;-).. In contrast when I was in England one guy said hey you really sound like a 'hood!'. Yikes! That made me self-conscious.
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:46 AM
 
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Does the American and Canadian accents have a bigger difference from each other than the New Zealand and Australian accents?
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Would you say this young lady has a thick accent?


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Old 10-26-2013, 02:56 AM
 
Location: Hollywood, CA
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Does the American and Canadian accents have a bigger difference from each other than the New Zealand and Australian accents?
Yes. Most people don't realize that the Southern accent has the largest group of speakers in the US, and the Great Lakes, and Northeastern accents sound distinct from the typical Canadian accent. But I can still pick out a New Zealand accent from an Australian accent. Aussie sounds more nasally to me.
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