I’ve spent my Saturday night reading about Australian currency and the Reserve Bank’s anti-counterfeit methods. Holy cow, there are a lot of hidden secrets in that Monopoly money!
Things that I and most Australians cannot take seriously for even a moment ever:
- Eric Bana
- The Saw movies
Don’t get me wrong, more power to the dudes in question, but every time I see someone talking about how hot Eric Bana is or anything to do with the Saw movies I’m…
I still yell “AB-A-DABAS” every time I see Eric Bana.
Regional variation relates to speech characteristics that are common to people from different localities. They can serve as markers of regional identity.
In Australia there is not a lot of regionally-based accent variation compared with most other world Englishes, however, there are lots of vocabulary differences. See the ABC’s Australian Word Map for some details.
There are, however, a few regionally-distributed phonetic features. Here are some examples.
My Queenslandese is slightly vindicated. Now I’m going to have a kip before I pack my port full of Nikkos and Poppas.