Mudcat Café message #3541387 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #151619   Message #3541387
Posted By: Joybell
24-Jul-13 - 07:58 PM
Thread Name: BS: Mad Aussie Irritates Olive!
Subject: RE: BS: Mad Aussie Irritates Olive!
Little Hawk don't feel to badly -- True-love who is American (and a linguist) probably would have thought those were Aussie accents at first hearing. We Aussies noted right from the outset that no one was using an Aussie accent -- not even a faked one.

I'm interested in another aspect of this kind of "joke". For some time now True-love's American friends have been sending us newspaper articles and video clips of "Australians" doing funny, lawless, or outrageous things. Dozens of them. I always go to "Snopes" or "Quackwatch" and the stories are there. Many seem to originate as anti gun control stories. For those of us living in Australia the content is easily seen as fake. Also the language is American. We have never had one that was actually Australian!
Thanks for the chance to air my views Little Hawk.
Cheers, Joy