Saturday, 21 November 2009

How To Get An Australian To Like You

It's all in the pronunciation.

We're really that easy.

I will give you some examples.


Aussie
This is pronounced Oz (as in the Wizard of Oz) + e (the letter e)
Oz-e
Not Ors-ee.


Emu
This is pronounced e (the letter again) + mew (the word for the sound cats make)
E-mew.
Not E-moo.


Melbourne
Ignore the spelling, it is pronounced Mel + b'n (like 'bun' but without the u)
Melb'n.
Not Mel-borne.


Armed with this secret knowledge you can instantly be proclaimed a good bloke/blokette, be included in shouts at the pub and can get Australians to like you!

Unless you're a bit of a twonker.

In which case you're on your own.

Sorry mate.

4 comments:

Erin Palette said...
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Erin Palette said...

Yikes, double post. My bad!

Ricochet said...

We are secretly very precious about this, like an entire country being slightly miffed that you forgot it's birthday whilst being too proud to remind you :-)

Double posts make it look like I have many comments, I am shallow enough to enjoy this :-D

BabyGirl1985 said...

LOL love this blog!!! Think that aussies just want you to be you not sound n act like them though LOL Its great tho!!