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Re: Where is your British accent from?
« Reply #45 on: February 23, 2019, 11:03:18 am »
Aye well, young Nick!  :rolleyes:
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Re: Where is your British accent from?
« Reply #46 on: February 23, 2019, 01:09:15 pm »
I spent five years working at a youth hostel in Waikiki, so I think I became familiar
with the length and breadth of the British Isles. 
;)

Wayne from Wales was the toughest to understand, especially because as he
drank, and he could drink, the percentage of English dropped steadily.
 ;D

Loads of Aussies, Kiwis, and a few South Africans as well, both Anglo and Afrikaans.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Where is your British accent from?
« Reply #47 on: February 23, 2019, 10:04:51 pm »

Be carefull when trying to pick someone's accent.  Asking an Australian if they are from New Zealand (and vice versa) could be seen as a mortal insult and lead to violence.


I used to be able to tell the difference, possibly still can ? Came in very useful when we had a new barmaid in the Blacksmith's many, many years ago, when all the staff tended to be Australian. The fact I asked her "which part of NZ are you from ?" got me a couple of dates  ;)

Generally it all comes down to pronunciation.  If they are a Kiwi and they say "sex" , they mean the number "six".  If they say "chups" they mean "chips".  If they say, "fush", they mean "fish".  If they say "six", they mean "sex".   Just here to help, mate.  ;)   :thumbsup:

So what you're saying is that to get a date with a Kiwi barmaid, you need to be either a linguist or a mathematician.... :wacko:

I think you need to have a hide like a Rhino.  I knew one Kiwi in the Australian Army who's favourite pickup line was a blatant and up front, "How about a f***k?"   It got him quite a few slaps but he also scored more frequently than not.   Lucky bugger.   :banghead:
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Re: Where is your British accent from?
« Reply #48 on: February 23, 2019, 10:53:28 pm »

Be carefull when trying to pick someone's accent.  Asking an Australian if they are from New Zealand (and vice versa) could be seen as a mortal insult and lead to violence.


I used to be able to tell the difference, possibly still can ? Came in very useful when we had a new barmaid in the Blacksmith's many, many years ago, when all the staff tended to be Australian. The fact I asked her "which part of NZ are you from ?" got me a couple of dates  ;)

Generally it all comes down to pronunciation.  If they are a Kiwi and they say "sex" , they mean the number "six".  If they say "chups" they mean "chips".  If they say, "fush", they mean "fish".  If they say "six", they mean "sex".   Just here to help, mate.  ;)   :thumbsup:

So what you're saying is that to get a date with a Kiwi barmaid, you need to be either a linguist or a mathematician.... :wacko:

I think you need to have a hide like a Rhino.  I knew one Kiwi in the Australian Army who's favourite pickup line was a blatant and up front, "How about a f***k?"   It got him quite a few slaps but he also scored more frequently than not.   Lucky bugger.   :banghead:

But then his target environment was basically full of Australians... just an observation, Cobber...  ;D :rolleyes: