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Archive for June, 2007

G’day, Wanker

Every time I try to mimic a British accent, it sounds Australian.

There are a number of reasons why this must be, but I think it might have to do with the way Australian dialect resonates in television and movies.

This happens when I try to do impressions of the “Man vs. Wild” guy on the Discovery Channel. I can’t help but think of the late Steve Irwin when I watch this show, I guess.

And “Crocodile Dundee” was huge here. And even though it was the 80s, it’s still just one of those things that sticks around. Kind of like The Wiggles, particularly Murray.

But it doesn’t explain why I sound Australian when I try to talk like James Bond after watching “Casino Royale.”

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Spinning Tops

In just about any pub in England, around teatime, I guarantee you can hear a conversation like this:

Anyway, I turned around to him and told him I’ve only got one pair of hands and he turn around to me and told me I need to be more organised.  So I turned around to him and said that there’s too much workload for me and he turned around to me and told me the door’s over there.  Then I turned around to him and told him to stick his job up his arse.

All this turning around, surely they must be dizzy by now.

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