moose o death wrote:unfortunately devildan has a point most americans can't tell the difference between an aussie, a south african, a kiwi or a pom. xbox live proves that beyond a doubt. if they heard guy pearce, russel crowe, hugh laurrie, peter jackson, mel gibson, all having a conversation they'd never pick who was from where. they'd just blanket all as from one place (oz,kiwi,pom, kiwi, oz) so there may be a point
Case in point, I had to look up what you meant by both Kiwi and Pom, (I was initially thinking about fruit) However, once again thanks to wikipedia, I am marginally enlightened about another culture on the other side of the world!
I could probably (on a good day) decipher between a British accent and an Australian that's about it and I'd probably fail to recognize differences in a lot of key words.
Not to mention that I was surprised to learn that Hugh Laurie was not from the US because he does an American accent so dang well! After I learned the difference I started hearing where he (occasionally) would slip up.
Course I'd submit that a good deal of other countries have confused US and Canadian Accents
Heck, North and South US is more distinct than US and Canada, at least to my ears.
Anyway, I would love to see some Aussies and Scots, in Erf.