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.”