Communication expert says drunken ancestors responsible for Aussie accent

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – Okay, sit back and enjoy our next story that comes from the land down under, where women glow and men plunder.

Yeah, mate, Australia. Melbourne, to be exact.

And it’s a story about the way they talk, their accents, and why it sounds the way it does.

Australia, like the United States, is a land of immigrants. And, apparently, those immigrants spent a lot of time drinking and getting drunk.

Dean Frenkel, author, performer, and communication expert at Victoria University in Melbourne claims in an article published in The Age that those drunk ancestors are to blame for the Aussie accent.

Dean Frenkel says all that booze led to lazy speech and missing letters, like a missing “I” in “Austraya.”

Frenkel says it’s time Australians took the booze out of their accent, writing that it’s no longer acceptable to be smarter than we sound.”

Yeah, but remember, they may take your accent, but as Mel Gibson said, “They’ll never take our freedom!”


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