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    Do you notice people from different states and regions have different accents?

    eg I have noticed people born and bred in FNQ generally have long drawn out speech with a distinctive pitch.

    WA faster speech with a more brit accent.
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    haha I only notice the level of bogan... apparently QLDer's are more bogan that the rest! I disagree

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    Nope I don't. I notice Aboriginal accents but that is about it. Then again I have never gone any further than the east coast of Australia as far down as Sydney and as afar North as Townsville. Not real well travelled this one

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    lol yes I notice them FNQ talk slower and say ayyy old mate a lot years ago it seemed every Queenslander ended a sentence with yeah ay lol, the higher up the state you get the slower the speech is, SA talk a lot faster then most, Darwin is just a bit of everything lol Sydney is short and sharp, Melb more English sounding and then you have bogans/westies/bevies that all have their own sounds of course all generalisations but after living in a lot of places in Australia you do pick up on different accents and then it's different from city to country to remote. I always get told I sound like a Pom (yeah I know non PC get over it ) I'm 5th generation Australian born from convict stock lol but use to work with a lot from the UK. One thing I have noticed is that the accents aren't as pronounced as they were years ago :/
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    Definitely kdee I have distinctive features of the Australian accent, Born bred WA, grew up qld central and north, then back and forth between the two states, I think accents or regional dialects are set at a young age up to around 10-11 years old, as well as distinctive features of accent, grammar, words and meanings, as well as language use in general.

    Some examples are say a kid on a pushbike wants to give his mate a lift on the crossbars, in Qld they say 'want a double' ..in WA they say "i'll give you a dink or dinky' for the same meaning.
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    HAHA yep it was a dink in Vic when I was younger, but there are so many different meanings like peanut paste only ever heard that said in WA, Stobie polls in SA, potato cakes Vic, lol and then there is beer/pup differences with middies, pots, scooners etc years ago I use to think I needed a language course and passport to cross state borders
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    I'm a qlder born and bred, but i Have lived in other states and actually over the years even while I was at school other people used to say "you sound like a typical qlder" or "why do you speak slowly?"

    I never realised I spoke slower, lol I suppose up here we aren't really in a hurry. Even Brissie for a capital city isn't as full on as Melbourne or Sydney.

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    lol, I used to get into debates with my classmates at a victorian school i was attending, they would say potato cake, I said potato scallop...I would say pool...they would say pull lmao

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oskar's mum View Post
    lol, I used to get into debates with my classmates at a victorian school i was attending, they would say potato cake, I said potato scallop...I would say pool...they would say pull lmao
    LOL can't help myself, I always thought potatoes were grown in the dirt not sea

    It always use to peeve me that people would say I was a Pom because I couldn't hear it myself, but as I got older if I listened for it I could hear it, I have friends in Adelaide that swear they don't talk faster but they do sound a little like they are on speed 24/7 lol I think it's just us being use to us really that means we can't hear it
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    Ports and schoolbags Grrr, When I went from WA to central qld, a teacher told me to go outside and put something in my port. I thought WTF are you on about mate, a port is at the ocean! I was really distressed as a 7 yo because he got angry and kept repeating himself and couldn't explain wtf he was on about lol, if he had just said schoolbag it would have been sweet.
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