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Sunday, November 1, 2015

No, Aussie accent is not due to drunkenness

A ridiculous statement (I won't dignify it with the name of "theory") has been circulating on the internet this week about the origins of the Australian accent. 

Read this instead:
http://david-crystal.blogspot.ie/2015/10/on-one-word-reaction-to-reports-about.html

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you. I found the idea to be deliberately provocative and offensive, and thought it was just another way of slandering Australians as just a bunch of uncouth (and now drunkard) former convicts. Elitism comes in many guises and language and accent policing are just two of many.

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