Comments: I wish I was in the land of cotton Dr. Pepper®

I got stuck on Question 1.

Want is sort of pronounced like the cricket player (Warne) [cricket is two dimensional baseball] so you get "Whaddya warnt".

Ant is like "an" with a t.

Caught is like "k" with an "ort".

None of those sound anything like "Aunt" which is pronounced like "arr" "nt" (rhymes with can't which in Aussie is carnt). In fact the words can be used interchangeably as in:

"Get ready for school son".
"Nah, arnt gunna".
[Translation: No thank you Mum, I'd rather not]

Posted by Ozguru at February 26, 2004 06:45 PM

Hey, we people in the US have finally figured out just exactly what whinge means, we just ain't yet figured out how to pronounce it. I do think denizens of Oz and the Hobbits of Kiwi are exempted from participation in this test, for shore.

Posted by Tiger at February 26, 2004 06:53 PM

Well it goes something like this: "win" "je" and the "je" is cut very short. Means the same as "whine". The worst thing to call another kid (back in my school days) was a whinger (win-jer) or a dobber (dor ber). A whinger moans and complains all the time and a dobber tells stories (to the teacher). I think kids these days have more modern phrases.

Posted by Ozguru at February 26, 2004 10:18 PM

Ummm.
62% (Dixie). A definitive Southern score!

And here I was thinking I was still a damn' yankee after all these years. ;)

Posted by Kathy K at March 1, 2004 07:20 PM

dorber? i've never heard dobber pronounced that way - it's dob-er. just like it's spelt :)

Posted by lizz at March 2, 2004 03:00 AM