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Why Do Australians Do That Weird Voice?

Searching online for Australian trivia, I realized that some people overseas are still VERY confused regarding Australian facts, especially Australian slang and the ‘accent in Australia’ 😊

Australian slang is sometimes very difficult to decipher. After spiraling down a Twitter hole of fascinating Australian questions, I thought i’d set some of the facts straight.

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Australian slang, Kanga


Some have no idea what or where we are:


Many think we have dangerous animals constantly preying on us:

The old classic ‘Do Australians ride Kangaroos’?

This is funny to Australians, as the chance of riding a Kangaroo is similar to betting money on a Cane Toad race.

I take that back, Cane Toad racing in Queensland is a very real thing! For more info and how to get involved, see here 🐸🤣.

Truthfully, no one rides Kangaroos (that I’ve heard of), and as much as I love the idea of being carried in a Kangaroo pouch, these small pockets are kept exclusively for baby Kangaroos (Joeys) 😊.


But it’s the accent in Australia that has Twitter in a tizz:

Australian slang


Australian slang


Australian slang

Australian slang

Australian slang

Australian slang


Australian slang


Australian slang



Credit: ‘Meanwhile in Australia’


There’s common sense questions:


And some plain weird questions!





And funny:




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Conclusion

Not sure I have much of a conclusion, except that yes we are laidback with our language, and without visiting our country, seeing Australia only through mainstream media is buying a very warped view!

Indigenous Australians don’t usually talk in slang the way ‘European Australians’ do, and for good reason. Indigenous Australians have their own languages, depending on each community, particular place, and people.

In 2020, the Djambarrpuyngu language was recorded as the most spoken Indigenous language in Australia.

If you are from Australia and have anything to add to this conversation, id love to know. If you’re an international traveller and have any questions like the common ‘what does arvo mean in Australian slang’? or anything else id love to hear from you.

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