One of the things that erks me big time is miss pronounciations.
It sounds silly but it really bugs me. The worst is place names. You see if you travel the one thing you need to know is how to say the place names like a local, it is how we tell you are tourist. If you have an accent but say the name like a local then your in.
So here is my little contribution to solving this puzzle.
Here is a list of the most mis pronounced Aussie Cities and the correct way to say them.
Please add yours in the comments so we can all share in this language exchange.
Newcastle: tourist say New Ca sel, correct New Car sel
Sydney: tourist Sid in nee, correct Sid nee
Melbourne: tourist Mel born, correct Mel Bin
Brisbane: tourist Bris Bain, correct Bris bin
Canberra: tourist Can Berra, correct Can Bra
Uluru tourist Uluru, correct Ayres Rock
Australia: tourist Au stra li a, correct ost stral ya
So there you have it, if you are coming to Oz practice these before you come and you’ll be treated like a local. Just dont order Fosters at the Pub, thats a dead give away.