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Old 03-10-2010, 11:07 PM
Perciful Perciful is offline
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Originally Posted by Richard Pearse View Post
10 years in Australia for me. I don't cringe when I hear an NZ accent but it does standout where before it just sounded normal. Most Australians don't pick that I'm a Kiwi but I never had a very strong accent to begin with. Aucklanders have always sounded to me like they have a strong NZ accent even when I was living in NZ and had never been anywhere else.
I cringe too. I have a Maine/ Massachusetts accent after 20 years up here. Not as bad as The Bob's Discount Furnature guy. I now say ovah, instead of over, sodah instead of soda. I notice it and go where did that come from?. As long as I don't start saying this un and that un I'm ok.