Cash for Clunkers: Wow! What a Country!

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  • Andrew van der Stock Andrew van der Stock on Jul 30, 2009

    That's not an Australian or NZ accent, it's one of the more educated British accents, itself accented by at least five to 10 years of living in the USA, or someone who deals every single day with Americans. The few different Australian accents have broader vowels. His accent is closest to the educated Australian accent, which itself is related to British educated accents, but it's not an Australian accent. The other Australian accents are the standard one (US folks rarely hear this unless a tourist comes by), and the broad accent, which is like Paul Hogan's or Steve Irwin's accent. That's actually rarer than the educated Australian accent. Luckily, we can barely tell each other apart unless we talk about beer or footy. Then we know which state the other is from as each state has different beer and terms for the glass sizes you can get at a pub. After being in the US for a few months, I was so frustrated at the drive through. I had to either learn basic Spanish or change the way I spoke to get my junk food. So I put on a bit of a twang and adopted a bit of the local Baltimore accent. It worked. Maybe too well. Last year, I was mistaken for a Yank by an Australian at a conference and it happened again today. I think I need more rehabilitation of my accent. Andrew

  • Johnthacker Johnthacker on Jul 30, 2009
    But Fox is NOT news, it´s propaganda. Ah, when you don't have the facts, attack the messenger. I'll take this as you conceding the essential accuracy of this report, then.
  • Buckshot Buckshot on Jul 30, 2009

    Fox don´t use facts. I thought everybody knew that.

  • TeeTee TeeTee on Aug 06, 2009

    WEll guess what! I was going to try and get a new car and use the rebate. I drive a 89 olds. and I have been driving it for 20 years. People all over are turning in 2001,2002,ect, SUV ..... and using the rebate. But my car does NOT rate for me to use it . It has to be 18mpg or less right. Well the government has rated mine a 19mpg. So no help for this poor taxpaying hard worker.. so i will to keep driving my Clunker!!!!!