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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 10:28 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

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What is the continental accent ?

Continental accent on food as in a European influence.

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But it's easier for you to speak english like me.  I would really have to work to speak like you or someone from britain---forget scotland.  I always found that to be weird.  When I was a kid, I always thought that peter gabriel, phil collins, elton john, robert plant, et al were american because they sang with an american accent.  It sounds like US english when they sing.  Also, when non-native english speakers speak english like africans or asians, , it's always slow and broken like us.  
Jamaican is a trip.

When I hear an American or British person do an aussie accent, it sounds nothing like it to me.  So when I hear aussies, like the above mentioned actors, speak with American accents....I think surely you guys(Canadians and Amercians)must think that too ....what a poor attempt of the accent?
Jamaican, 'yeah mon'.  Cool accent.

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Big party scene ?  How do you guys have your cities set up ?  There's sydney and melbourne which are the centers.  Do you guys have surrounding suburbs where people live and drive in to work ?

Australia is probably very much like the U.S.  Similarly set out, spread out Cities, surrounding suburbs etc (only the actual city centres not as big as the US cities)  As with the U.S...drive, train bus it to work.
Canberra is the capitol of Oz.  All the major capital cities, except for Canberra, lie on the coastline of Australia.
I live in a city called The Gold Coast which is kinda like (so I'm told) the newer areas of Miami with all it's high rises, canals and man-made lakes...not to mention the tourists (overseas tourists as well as ppl from other parts of Oz).  They are everywhere around here.  
Parties...yes, always tons of parties, good music scene...seeing live bands etc.  City where I live probably focuses more on the nightclub scene...mainly as it's a busy tourist area.  Not as many live bands here anymore...unfortunately.
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Also, do aussies hate america or britain ?

No.  Most Aussie like and get one with Americans and many Aussies are of English ancestry.  We've always had close relation with both countries.
We do have a go at the English but all in fun, as they do with us.  We bag them on coming here to get away from their cold weather and for loosing to us in the cricket.  They in turn call us convicts and refer to Oz as 'The Colonies'.  lol.  But it's all in good fun.
That said, there are that small number of anti americans.  They are generally the ignorant one's who have no idea of what's really going on anyway.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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When I hear an American or British person do an aussie accent, it sounds nothing like it to me.  So when I hear aussies, like the above mentioned actors, speak with American accents....I think surely you guys(Canadians and Amercians)must think that too ....what a poor attempt of the accent?

Absolutely not at all.  That's what I was talking about.  Guy Pearce is australian.  I saw memento and thought the guy was from here.  Then I saw him on Leno and he had an accent.  Same thing with Natalie Imbruglia.  This TV season, there's a bunch of british people starring in shows.  The new bionic woman is british.  If you didn't tell me she was from england, I couldn't tell the difference.  It must be that it is easy to speak english like us, anyone seems to be able to do it.  

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Australia is probably very much like the U.S.  Similarly set out, spread out Cities, surrounding suburbs etc (only the actual city centres not as big as the US cities)  As with the U.S...drive, train bus it to work.
Canberra is the capitol of Oz.  All the major capital cities, except for Canberra, lie on the coastline of Australia.

How do you guys set up your work days/weeks (40 hours).  What time does it start ? Do you guys do siestas/naps like italy ?
Are aussies really religious ?  

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We do have a go at the English but all in fun, as they do with us.  We bag them on coming here to get away from their cold weather and for loosing to us in the cricket.

Oh right, that retarded baseball game that the commonwealth plays.  My parents are originally from south india and that game is like a religion in that country.  

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That said, there are that small number of anti americans.  They are generally the ignorant one's who have no idea of what's really going on anyway.

what a coincidence, we have a lot of those people here too.  Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Well, most people seem to think the chicks here are hot.
Razz


I agree! It can get up to 40 degrees in some parts of Australia!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yep-Yep-Yep wrote:
Well, most people seem to think the chicks here are hot.
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I agree! It can get up to 40 degrees in some parts of Australia!


I don't get it, 40's pretty cold actually.

Stupid me again, I just realized you're talking about celsius.

Actually, You could answer this question All_Brains.  Are the chicks hot in oz?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Well, most people seem to think the chicks here are hot.
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I agree! It can get up to 40 degrees in some parts of Australia!


Beauty is in the eye of the beholder...and I don't think so!

I prefer South American and Southern Mediterranean looks.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Well, most people seem to think the chicks here are hot.
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I agree! It can get up to 40 degrees in some parts of Australia!


Beauty is in the eye of the beholder...and I don't think so!

I prefer South American and Southern Mediterranean looks.


I like that dark-haired, beige skinned look also.  Are they pasty-faced chicks like british women ?

BTW, it is not in the eye of the beholder, there is definitely a hot and a not.  I think a website proved that.  Plus, I am ugly--so I know.

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