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1. Posted by anna_mg (Budding Member 22 posts) 10y

My Australian cousins like to poke fun at the New Zealand accent. I'm curious, is it just them or do other Aussies feel this way?

[ Edit: Edited at May 18, 2006 9:58 AM by anna_mg ]

2. Posted by moutallica (Respected Member 122 posts) 10y

What I learned from being in Australia for almost a year, is that aussies and kiwis will always take the piss out of each other. It works both ways.

3. Posted by Peter (Admin 5807 posts) 10y

The NZ accent is the butt of many jokes from Aussies :) I actually had a really hard time understanding this NZ girl at a shop a couple of days ago. When she asked me; 'Do you have a pen or do you need a pen?' I really couldn't work out why she wouldn't just give me a pen as per normal. In fact, she was saying 'Do you have a pin or do you need a pen?' Supposedly in NZ you can pay on credit with a pin number

Of course, the Australian accent cops its fair share of jokes as well!

4. Posted by Fern1 (Full Member 53 posts) 10y

The Aussie accent has us in fits at times, Where Kiwis pronounce words that have an i as one i, Aussies pronounce the words as though they they have numerous e's, such as feesh'n'cheeps, instead of fish'n chips. Pimple, gets pronounced peemple.

5. Posted by mat44 (Full Member 58 posts) 10y

hahaha...kiwi accents are sooooo annoying!

6. Posted by Peter (Admin 5807 posts) 10y

Quoting Fern1

The Aussie accent has us in fits at times, Where Kiwis pronounce words that have an i as one i, Aussies pronounce the words as though they they have numerous e's, such as feesh'n'cheeps, instead of fish'n chips. Pimple, gets pronounced peemple.

Lol, I thought kiwis pronounced it 'fesh 'n chops'

7. Posted by Jase007 (Travel Guru 8870 posts) 10y

Aussie v's Kiwi,
LOL, this is a good one.
The Kiwi accent always sounds like they are asking a question, their voice goes up at the end of a sentence. This causes confusion or irritation, depending on who your talking to.

The aussies don't get off either, such a big country has a big difference in accents.
From the Sydney area that has a kiwi twang to it (due to the fact of so many kiwis being there), to the back of beyond where you think they are retards due to the slow nature of their speach (probably something to do with the fact they don't see many folk so string the conversation out as long as possible ).
Queensland where they all sound like they have sinus trouble (Probably a bug flew up their nose as a kid and they never got it out, some strange Queensland initiation), Tassy where, well it's not a strong accent but they like to stick together (you know what I mean ;)).
WA is full of brits,
NT has no one there,
SA - has all the wine, so their drunk - enough said,
and Victoria is a more patriotic state hence the 'OCCA' accent is stronger.
Opps forgot the ACT - full of pubes so who cares

[ Edit: Edited at May 19, 2006 2:47 AM by Jase007 ]

8. Posted by fiona79 (Budding Member 14 posts) 10y

Melbourne has the least 'occa' accent of anywhere. That comes from anywhere north, either queensland or NT.
So the Kiwi's don't say six, they say 'sex'. Well, who wouldn't find that funny?

We all love to tease those Kiwi's. We love them too, many of my friends are Kiwi's. They must love us back cos they all move over here!!!

Fiona

9. Posted by strayalien (Budding Member 120 posts) 10y

The Kiwi accent is real strong like it sounds like there saying All Blacks when they really mean cheerleaders

10. Posted by ikey (Full Member 172 posts) 10y

ask a kiwi to say "six, sex, socks, sucks & sax" and see if you can tell the difference between any of them.