Aussies and The Irish

Discussion in 'Global Surf Talk' started by Clownface, Apr 1, 2017.

  1. Clownface

    Clownface Well-Known Member

    Jan 24, 2017
    I know we speak the same language, however I can't understand a word they say. Can they understand our Americanoland accents or do we sound just as gritty to them?
  2. bubs

    bubs Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    What's the craic mate?

  3. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
  4. Panhandler

    Panhandler Well-Known Member

    Oct 27, 2015
    I lived/worked in County Cork for a while. My Chef there used the word cvnt more then the word salt. There were 3 other Americans, all of us from Phsycomaryland. He said we all sounded gruff, but some just more trashy then the others. Then he would tell us to STFU and called us immigrants
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  5. Notaseal

    Notaseal Well-Known Member

    Apr 18, 2015
    Aussie Chick in Crenshaw Club and I same language for 12 hours twice back in the day
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  6. Notaseal

    Notaseal Well-Known Member

    Apr 18, 2015
    although I'm not Irish peace out
  7. archy 2.0

    archy 2.0 Well-Known Member

    Jul 5, 2012
    Made friends with a group of Aussies at G Land. When it came to our differences in language it was a cracker. Listening to an Aussie impersonate an American surfer was hillarious.
  8. kidde rocque

    kidde rocque Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2016
    I worked with an old Irish guy fresh off the boat. It was like he was speaking Gaelic, I couldn't understand one single fvcking word he said. So I said "uh huh" and shook my head a lot.

    No problems with Aussies, just the occasional word or idiomatic phrase to throw you off.

    Bunch of sods/ blodgers they are
  9. Zippy

    Zippy Well-Known Member

    Nov 16, 2007
    My step dad was fresh from Ireland when he married my mom. I was just s little kid at the time and grew up with that brogue. I can watch a movie or talk to the thickest Irish accented person and I understand as clearly as I do any American. It's like knowing another language, when my wife first met my family she didn't understand a word. Now after 25 years she kinda gets it but not nearly as well as I do.

    That ability translates to all the ther english speaking accents. I have commented on things on tv, when they are subtitling an, Irish a scot, or an Aussie saying why the hell are they subtitling English for English and my wife will say it's because most people can't understand a friggin word they're saying.
  10. DosXX

    DosXX Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2013
    Is "Ubonics" a form of English? How about Jive?...
  11. trevolution

    trevolution Well-Known Member

    Feb 16, 2012
    i staying at an irish hostel in peru with a bunch of Aussie s right now
  12. kidde rocque

    kidde rocque Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2016
    You're typing like you just finished off about 4-6 Foster's.