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Ana Folklore: How to speak in an Australian accent? (51* d) RE: Folklore: How to speak in an Australian accent? 24 Jun 11

Why would you want too!! (Joke - I'm a kiwi :) )

Most famous examples - 'fish and chips' - Oz = Feesh and cheeps; Kiwi: Fush and chups

or 'dance' - Oz = Dance (as in pants); Kiwi = Dunce (though long vowel)

But oz speak is more than an accent! - phrases to practice - nasal 'yeah, gidday airgun?' (yes, good day, how are you going?)

or 'kinoath! (exclamation of surprise or agreement - no translation provided)

Blokes names; Murray - Muzza. Barry - Bazza

Or in shops, assistants all call you dahl (as in darling) which leads to the joke; "my girlfriend is a vegetarian, I call her dahl"
No offence intended - OZ and Kiwis have a fun sibling-like relationship :)

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