Claire found an interesting article about Australian regional dialect differences. There aren’t many different accents here, which is weird in a country so big. (Think about America or the UK for comparison.) I’ll have to try out that “celery” test on Snookums tonight. Most of the time I forget that he has an accent at all. It’s only when I introduce him to American friends or family that I remember what a novelty he is to them. Which is funny, because he’s got the softest, least “strine” accent I’ve ever heard. He sounds way more English than Steve Irwin, that’s for sure.


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  1. I know the landmass of Australia is big, but what’s the population? Is it as massive as the US?

  2. Nooooo, only about 19 million!

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