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"Now that's an accent." (Still courtesy Rimfire Films)

“Now that’s an accent.”
(Still courtesy Rimfire Films)


The Australian accent is the product of colonial settlers getting drunk, according to one of the country’s speech experts.

Dean Frenkel, a tutor and lecturer at Victoria Unviersity in Melbourne said that while it also had origins in Aboriginal, English, Irish and German, the Australian accent is partly a result of their ancestor’s love of alcohol.

There’s no way that could be roight, mate.