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Old Jul 9th 2002, 9:26 pm   #1
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what do ozzies think of kiwis and kiwis think of ozzies?
do they make jokes ie an irish man an english man and a scotsman walks into a pub......
is there any rivalry
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Old Jul 10th 2002, 1:20 am   #2
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Friendly, but that NZ accent makes our ears bleed.

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Friendly, but that NZ accent makes our ears bleed.

Seriously & please forgive my pommie ignorance, as I mean no disrespect!
What are the differences in the accents? All I can hear is that the kiwi accent is a little more subtle.
Sorry if this offends, but can you tell the different pommie accents?
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Old Jul 10th 2002, 2:20 am   #4
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Don't take this the wrong way but I have heard of kiwis referred to as Pacific Poms,
but we get on pretty well I would say.

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Old Jul 10th 2002, 5:20 am   #5
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On 9 Jul 2002 22:20:16 GMT, rday <[email protected]> wrote:

    >what do ozzies think of kiwis and kiwis think of ozzies? do they make jokes ie an
    >irish man an english man and a scotsman walks into a pub...... is there any rivalry
    >are they freindly to each other rday

There is some joking, in my experience, and most of it is light hearted. However, I
suspect you will find unkind words from individuals on both sides and even some nasty
stories from the press trying to stir up bad feeling.

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Old Jul 10th 2002, 5:20 am   #6
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I imagine it sounds similar to what a South African would sound like to a Pom.

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    > Bh wrote:
    > > Friendly, but that NZ accent makes our ears bleed.
    >
    >
    > Seriously & please forgive my pommie ignorance, as I mean no disrespect! What are
    > the differences in the accents? All I can hear is that the kiwi accent is a little
    > more subtle. Sorry if this offends, but can you tell the different pommie accents?
    >
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Old Jul 10th 2002, 7:20 am   #7
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The jokes by Aussies about Kiwis and their love of sheep is probably overdone
somewhat.......but they can take it.......the kiwi accent has a little "twang" to
it......six sounds like sex for instance.probably a little closer to Sth African.

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Old Jul 10th 2002, 2:20 pm   #8
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Better be careful when you're out doing our shopping then! xxx

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    > The jokes by Aussies about Kiwis and their love of sheep is probably overdone
    > somewhat.......but they can take it.......the kiwi accent has a little "twang" to
    > it......six sounds like sex for instance.probably a little closer to Sth African.
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    > Rob Edwards www.australianaustralia.com
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Old Jul 10th 2002, 4:20 pm   #9
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    > Bh wrote:
    > > Friendly, but that NZ accent makes our ears bleed.
    >
    >
    > Seriously & please forgive my pommie ignorance, as I mean no disrespect! What are
    > the differences in the accents? All I can hear is that the kiwi accent is a little
    > more subtle. Sorry if this offends, but can you tell the different pommie accents?

Good question

Despite all my years living in NZ, I still made mistakes from time to time. I found
it is easier to spot an Australian in NZ than it is to spot a kiwi in Australia.
Outside Australasia I was correct pretty much 90% of the time.

A few hints for those of you wanting to avoid the 'Im actually from New Zealand'
statement when you misinterpret the nationality.

New Zealanders tend to say 'eh' at the end of their sentences. This is more prominent
amoung people from the North Island and Maori people. It is less noticeable in the
South Island. They also tend to go up at the end of their sentences. (An annoying
habit I have retained). The classic 'fush & chips', 'sex' for six do apply but are
not as obvious as one might think. The New Zealand accent is less naesel than the
Australian accent.

The only real noticiable regional accent is that of people from Southland, who tend
to roll their R's (Scottish influnce). People from Auckland have probably the closest
to an Australian accent there
is. I have often made mistakes with people from this region, which is difficult as
alot of New Zealanders live in Auckland.

Hope this helps.

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Old Jul 10th 2002, 6:20 pm   #10
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rday wrote:

    > what do ozzies think of kiwis and kiwis think of ozzies? do they make jokes ie an
    > irish man an english man and a scotsman walks into a pub...... is there any rivalry
    > are they freindly to each other rday
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    > Posted via http://britishexpats.com

To make Kiwi jokes - take any welsh joke that involves sheep and replace welsh with
kiwi. And I've just realised that I don't know what jokes Kiwis tell about
aussies..... can someone help me out?

I do however get sympathy (occasionally!) in Australia, when admitting that I'm
married to one - and what's worse, he's a KiwiPom - born in NZ and raised in England,
and now a recent Australian citizen.

Only really a problem when the rugby is on. LJ
 
Old Jul 11th 2002, 5:20 am   #11
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    > And I've just realised that I don't know what jokes Kiwis tell about aussies.....
    > can someone help me out?

Substitute Aussie for Irishman and you're there.

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Old Jul 11th 2002, 6:21 pm   #12
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    > Substitute Aussie for Irishman and you're there.

That's a bit rough on the Irish...

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