Sunday, October 10, 2010
G'day mate! I've been sitting here all arvo with me shrimp on the barbie and me tinnie beside me. Crikey, I've eaten so much chook this weekend, I'm totally bushwacked. It was bonza! With all these leftovers, reckon I'll be eating chook sangies for the rest of the month cobber! *
What do you think of my new accent? I'll be talking like this from now on, because I'm Australian. Apparently. All this time I thought I was English and as it turns out, I might be wrong. I mean, if, like four people tell you you're from the Land Down Under, then surely, there's a chance you might be, right?
These are the conversations - all from the past week, that have led me to this conclusion.
Convo # 1
Client at work: Which part of Australia are you from?
Me: Oh, I'm not from Australia! I'm from England. (chuckling)
Me: Yes! It's okay, I get that a lot. I'm definitely from England!
Convo # 2
Client 2: You're from Australia, I take it?
Me: Um, no, I'm not.
Me: No. Other side of the world, actually. England.
Convo # 3
Store Assistant: You sound like you're from Australia?
Me: Ahaha! I'm not! I'm English, but I've been living in Canada for five years, and apparently I've developed some strange twang that makes me sound Australian.
Client #3: Oh! That's funny! You really do sound Australian.
Me: Hahahahahaha. Ha. Nope.
Convo # 4
Man at gas station: Which part of Australia are you from?
Man: Oh? Um. Is there a London in Australia?
Me: Nope. There's a London in England. (frowning)
I'm renaming my blog Lady Sheila.
And also, I need a t-shirt with this on it.
* I really like Australians! I'm just not one of them!
Posted by Lady Mama at 9:17 PM