Sunday, September 20, 2009

Aussies vs. Kiwis

If you want to understand how far the Australia vs. New Zealand divide goes, watch this you.tube clip.





Note: Unless you can tell an Aussie accent from a New Zealand one, this simply won't make sense. Since most Americans can't tell an English accent from an Australia one (I'm thinking particularly of Tom Schreiner here) you might want to skip past this clip and just focus on finding where Australia and New Zealand are on a map!

In honour of the Kiwis, let me just say that NZ has the best rugby team in the world three years out of four!

10 comments:

Terry said...

From a Canadian Marmite enthusiast, Thanks!

Mind you, I developed my taste for it in a British boarding school in India in the 1950s, when we could buy cans of British army surplus Marmite. You had to put the lid down tight or the Marmite rose. The yeast was obviously still very active.

Stephen said...

Nonsense, the Springboks are number 1… Yesterday they played for the wooden spoon!

Luke said...

I often wonder why Flight of the Concords is such big success in the USofA, especially the inter-Tasman humour.

Sean said...

BTW, Springboks are definitely the champs! I'm half a kiwi, but I know where my allegiances lie. :) And the Australians got thrashed by the Kiwi's.

But we still like you Mike.

Anna M Blanch said...

As an australian...that is the worst excuse for an australian accent since meryl streep. It went from bad kiwi accent to normal kiwi accent...
funny though...ps: losing or not, i still love rugby - the wallabies will bounce back!

Margaret said...

My favourite Aussie/Kiwi ad is the spoof one encouraging Aussies to invade New Zealand.
If you don't know it, its here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vo6fgZ-dbOw

Peter M. Head said...

Mike,
You've been in Scotland too long if you think that girl has an Australian accent!

Pstyle said...

The accent's not perfect Aussie (if there is such a thing) but the tone is.

mbrankatelli said...

As an American who can vaguely tell the difference, I thought this was really funny.

Patrick Egan said...

Flight of the Conchords taught me the difference (excuse the offensive hand gestures at the beginning!):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zs_rXxi0zhM