Friday, August 07, 2020

Friday Funnies - Maintaining your deck

This is vulgar. Watch at your peril and don't complain if you do.

There would be very few Australians who detect that R is English born by his voice or accent but there is at times an English 'O' vowel sound that I pick up on. 

Likewise for Kiwis from New Zealand. They will speak perfect Australian until there will be a strange vowel sound that gives them away as being from our little islands to our east.

Former NZ Prime Minister Helen Clark had quite a broad Kiwi accent, but now as a VIP at the United Nations, her accent has changed and is much more worldly (acceptable?). 

The further you go south in New Zealand, the broader the accent will become and with some very strange vowel sounds. By the time you get to the south of the south island, they are speaking with a Scottish accent. But having visited New Zealand last year, I think the broader accent is disappearing, as are regional accents all over the world.

This is a good play on the Kiwi accent. Yes, vulgar but a bit amusing.






37 comments:

  1. Clever - and funny.
    I think you are right about the regional accents disappearing. It is a long time since I have heard a 'Strine accent - other than a take-off.

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    1. EC, you live in such a rarefied area. I hear 'Strine often enough, even in my rarefied area.

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  2. Yes...that is funny...I've seen it before. Smiles and laughs are always welcome. :)

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    1. I agree Lee. I think I may have seen it before too.

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  3. Anonymous9:23 am

    Most amusing! I might have to show this to my Kiwi colleague. Bunyip

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  4. After a rather somber day, that made me smile broadly and laugh heartily! Thank you, Andrew!

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    1. That I made you laugh pleases me greatly Maribeth.

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  5. I was never particularly aware of accent differences in this island country, although before television we had quite a few vocabulary differences from state to state.

    But imagine if we lived in a country inhabited and bordered by different languages eg Switzerland. You wouldn't even known what language someone was going to speak to you in.... and the accents in your own language would vary greatly.

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    1. Hels, we still have different state accents although they are disappearing too.

      Yet people in Switzerland manage different languages and accents with aplomb. (Maybe speak English or French, otherwise don't bug me).

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  6. My sister went to live in NZ in the mid 60's (she's still there). A few weeks after she arrived there, she phoned and already had adopted a pronounced NZ accent. We couldn't stop laughing.

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    1. I didn't know that Cro. Accents happen really quickly for some. For others, they never lose them.

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  7. That's hilarious, but he does have a very nice dick, oops, deck.

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    1. River, he is not unattractive. I wouldn't mind seeing his deck.

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  8. Andrew, I've never heard the word Deck pronounced in such a comical way. I'm sure you'll agree that who ever wrote the script for that commercial was clearly being provocative and mischievous.

    You might remember that I once posted up an Asian commercial for Coke (Coca-Cola). The poor girl totally mis-pronounced 'Coke' as in your video above.

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    1. Dee, undoubtedly provocative, especially when you have an extra large gap, it needs black African caulk. I thought his short pregnant pauses were good.

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  9. Ha! Enjoyed the video. Cleverly put together.

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    1. Margaret, if you watched it and liked it, my job is done. I have a half written email to you.

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  10. Funny, but it makes me wonder to what extent regional accents are used on television there. Years ago I drove through the American South and was surprised to discover that all the local TV and radio personalities spoke with Northern or Midwestern accents. Only the people you met in person had the typical Southern dialects. I later learn that this has to do with broadcasting and acting schools using American Midwestern as a kind of standard accent.

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    1. Really interesting Kirk, but somewhat of a put down for the southerners. We have a commercial tv newsreader here who I said to R, he sounds like a Sydney rugby sports reporter. I can't define the difference, but I don't like his slightly different accent or perhaps timbre. While I have no great love for the bible bashers in your Deep South, I think they deserve to hear their own accents broadcast by their local media.

      I don't really know what mid Western or Northern accents are, but I guess they are quite neutral, like a mid Atlantic, acceptable to both the UK and US.

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  11. Fun way to start the day,

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    1. Travel, as an apartment resident, I guess you don't have any deck to worry about. You get do get to a certain age and it is good to not have deck to worry about.

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    2. I'd love a deck, yes I do mean a place to put a barbie and some chairs.

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  12. Tongue in cheek hilarious Andrew. I love the New Zealand' accent, always makes me smile whereas the South African accent grates on my nerves 😁

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    1. Grace, sorry to say, it grates on my ears too. Glad you don't have one but I think we would still be friends.

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  13. LOL, that's a funny one Andrew.

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    1. Sami, you must have Kiwi patients too.

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  14. LOL -- awesome. It's funny how accents can vary from region to region. I have learned that the so-called "English" accent is really a plethora of different accents depending on where you are in the country! (Same is true in America!)

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    1. Steve, even within London there are such variations, although as I said, they are disappearing.

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  15. There are all kinds of accents here in Hawaii. We are multi cultural.

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    1. Gigi, I don't think there would be an actual Hawaiian accent.

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  16. Very funny - thanks for that :)

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    1. Jenny, I usually watch videos several times before I use them, just to make sure they really are good. In my last watch of this one I up picked nuances and pauses I had not noticed before.

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