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Ferret
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A bit about Australia for you aussie_flagrofl

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Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of dunno ..... What was I saying???? facepalm

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hahahaha, that was very funny. XD

About the last question, I've talked to a few australian folks before and I really had trouble understanding what they said. While I'm not a native speaker, I can understand american and british english with no problems, I wonder what's up with Australian english. :P

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LOL!!  Great post!!

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Oh this is great John.  I love it .... Chuckle chuckle!

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augustoad said
hahahaha, that was very funny. XD

About the last question, I've talked to a few australian folks before and I really had trouble understanding what they said. While I'm not a native speaker, I can understand american and british english with no problems, I wonder what's up with Australian english. :P

@augustoad 

I reckon the reason for this is that you have learned English from American sources. And you hear it, and the British accent, on TV often.

Here in Australia, our English comes from Great Britain, the origin of English. And then we have developed our own accent which, unlike in the USA, is the same nation wide. This is a very 'simple' explanation of course.hats_off

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@Ferret , I've learned english from British sources, actually, and I don't hear it on TV often - there's not a single channel in english around here. XD

however, there's something quite different from what I take is "british-english" and "australian-english"; I can't tell what, but I can't understand it quite well. Maybe I'm just weird, I don't know. confused

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augustoad said
@Ferret , I've learned english from British sources, actually, and I don't hear it on TV often - there's not a single channel in english around here. XD

however, there's something quite different from what I take is "british-english" and "australian-english"; I can't tell what, but I can't understand it quite well. Maybe I'm just weird, I don't know. confused

So it must be just an accent thing. I'm not suprised. My daughter in-law is a filipina and speakers english very well. But sometimes the accent get in the way :)

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@Ferret - great post mate!  and @augustoad - yours as well in the separate thread - good reads !

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Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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augustoad said
@Ferret , I've learned english from British sources, actually, and I don't hear it on TV often - there's not a single channel in english around here. XD

however, there's something quite different from what I take is "british-english" and "australian-english"; I can't tell what, but I can't understand it quite well. Maybe I'm just weird, I don't know. confused

Keep in mind that there are literally hundreds of different British accents. Since, Austraila was originally a penal colony the accents probably reflect an amalgam of the accents of the early settlers. 

Likewise, the Jamaican accent reflects the British accent of the late 17th and 18th century English. It is often unintelligble to even native English speakers. 

Here in the Southern U. S. you might have trouble understanding phrases as well, such as:

Smorepeas?  Which translates into "Would you like more peas?"

Meerfermint! Which translates into "Come here for a minute!"

Momenem:  As in "She went to town with 'Mom and them'"

Far:  A conflagration

Tar: A Tire

All: A petroleum-based lubricant

Tire:  A tall monument

Retard:  As in, "I'm almost 65 so I'll probably be retard soon."

Farn: Some other country. As in, "I jes don understand them folks in them farn countries."

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. ~Herm Albright

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Excellent Post Ferret.

Your post would be twice as long and perhaps twice the fun if like us you had these questioners arriving at the height of summer with skis on their car roof racks asking direction to snow.

Great Post

 

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@Uzi I oncet worked with a girl that said oncet.  Yes oncet. Ever hear that?  She didn't seem to have any accent. 

My grandson says mines, like so many preschoolers - sounds so cute.  I finally figured out why - we say yours, so of course it should be mines!

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