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    Quote Originally Posted by rebec View Post
    my grandmother was a professional at this, and her shoe...whichever was handier at the time.
    I wear thongs all the time for this very reason!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    Depends on who I'm around!

    To this day I can't watch british shows as I start talking with a very strong british accent. Same with Spanish and French.
    I have that too British and NZ'er, not Spanish or French.
    It's called Foreign accent syndrome and it's more common that people realise.

    Foreign Accent Syndrome Gives Sufferers an International Sound - ABC News

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    It's darnce, not dance. Prarnce, not prance, Frarnce, not France. And for some reason when you talk you probably cut off the syllables tightly and add aye? And you cannot count past 5 without discussing sex, I'm afraid.
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    I was carrying my chilly bin when I tripped over the judder bar - that'll teach me to run in jandals, aye!

    I've never had a strong kiwi accent, tho if I'm around kiwis I think it gets stronger. However I grew up with british mum and grandparents, so if I'm around brits I think I start to sound more british.

    The kiwi accent sounds very strange to me now.

    Since I've been here I've been asked if I'm kiwi and I've been asked if I'm british!

    As for Clea...yes she has an accent, but probably is easier to understand than a lot of aussies!
    DO NOT EVEN START WITH THE SEX JOKES.
    I have one friend that always goes 'Is it sex o'clock yet?'
    Usually gets a reply from me that sounds like a very grumpy old dog whos just been woken up by a little kid - AKA growling, and a bunch of swearwords

    Ive got a friend who has earned the name Chilly-bin, and her sister I call Jandals. That stopped the cracks pretty soon!! I still call them jandals, and whenever Aussies talk about wearing their thongs (pfft) I get images of them wearing underwear on their feet. I usually end up saying so too.

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    Well, I didnt speak english until I got to primary school, so through school I had a bit of an accent. Now apparently I just sound like a wog (I can say wog because I am one ) haha. I dont think I do though... Until I hear myself on tape - ugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyRidge View Post
    Well, I didnt speak english until I got to primary school, so through school I had a bit of an accent. Now apparently I just sound like a wog (I can say wog because I am one ) haha. I dont think I do though... Until I hear myself on tape - ugh.
    Yes, but are you a schmick wog, or a fully sik wog....

    gryo?souvo? or kebab?


    (I can call you that since I am one aswell)

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    I'm a bit of an oddity. LOL
    I have a very wide, variety of frends who all come from different countries/etc.
    &.. I tend to pick up on their accents alot haha!

    John, Mubark, Motasim and Sudde are some of my closest guy friends who originate from Africa - its so... CUTE to hear them talking to eachother in their language sometimes (Although they know english perfectly) LOVVVEEE their accent.

    Then Linda & Lena - the Hmong sisters. I know a bit of Hmong and when they convo in Hmong, I can pick out phrases and remember them. I LOVE their accent too.

    OH. I LOOOVVVVEEE the NZ accent! My guyfriend Sean - is a kiwi - hearing him talk is awesome! People always say stuff like "Say 'i have a wooden deck'" which comes out as 'd*ck' haha!

    I have a very aussie accent basically, but I do pick up on other peoples accents and can speak like them for awhile
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    Quote Originally Posted by rebec View Post
    Yes, but are you a schmick wog, or a fully sik wog....

    gryo?souvo? or kebab?


    (I can call you that since I am one aswell)
    I'm more of a spaghetti head (italian - that was one of my nicknames at uni) I think I'm probably a combination of all different types of wog hahaha

    And as for gyro, souvo, or kebab... all three please haha

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    Men and women alike just swooned at my aussie accent in the states. The barmaid I gave my half eaten tube of vegemite to wanted me to sit there just reading the phone book lol.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyRidge View Post
    I'm more of a spaghetti head (italian - that was one of my nicknames at uni) I think I'm probably a combination of all different types of wog hahaha

    And as for gyro, souvo, or kebab... all three please haha
    lol yup your a wog boy


    fully sik wogs are the ones who have that stupid forced accent, for example Oh ma gawd bro dats so hektic.... my brothers in law fall into this category
    its bizare my husband is the 2nd eldest yet does not have this accent, but the eldest and 2 youngest do, go figure. (if my husband spoke like that I would smack him with my shoe)
    Whats even worse is hearing girls speak with it. Does anyone actually know who made up this accent? it seemsto cover Lebs,Greeks,Itals,Serbs Egyptians + so many more and even some Aussies at times.

    Its not just limited to western Syd either

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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    Men and women alike just swooned at my aussie accent in the states. The barmaid I gave my half eaten tube of vegemite to wanted me to sit there just reading the phone book lol.
    lol that must of felt really nice, did she like the vegemite?

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