Do Australians have bad accents? 1961 v 2019 | RetroFocus


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  • J Gill
    J Gill  11 hours back


    • Jamie Hyneman
      Jamie Hyneman  1 days back

      of course the poms are being snobby about our accent

      • Alicia Pezzaniti
        Alicia Pezzaniti  2 days back

        No wonder that one girl thinks adelaidians are better they’re filming in Rundle mall

        • Linden Rose
          Linden Rose  2 days back

          We all know the truth is
          Australian men: GDAEYYY MATE. OUUS IT GOIN??
          Australian women: hi. How are you.

          • Sherbet/Platypi-p
            Sherbet/Platypi-p  3 days back

            Tv presenters have changed in the way they speak, I think. Going from very formal and British-sounding to being able to speak in their own accent. It’s still formal (I’m thinking like, ABC need level and not daytime tv) but in its own way.

            • xiaozhong Liu
              xiaozhong Liu  3 days back

              That Asian girl even cannot probably speaking english, how can she said Australian English can't understand, auzzi is the best:-)

              • tinlin ko
                tinlin ko  3 days back

                As Asian, studied in British High School, and had American influence for two years, and then doing my uni now in Sydney, my accent is now always changing when I speak, mostly American and Australian with a bit of my Burmese accent ( still pronounce some words in British tho) 😂😂😂

                • Nate Higgers
                  Nate Higgers  4 days back

                  You haven’t heard a Australian accent until you’ve heard mike Nolan

                  • Sophie Vincent
                    Sophie Vincent  4 days back

                    The Australian accent in 1961 was quite different to the Aussie accent today. They sounded more British.

                    • Sam W
                      Sam W  5 days back

                      Was that old women South African? Talk about bad accents.

                      • Irene Tanya
                        Irene Tanya  5 days back

                        In 1961 people stood a lot closer to each other, wow! lol

                        • OceanBlue
                          OceanBlue  6 days back

                          1961 accent sounds nicer than 2019 accent!

                          • ElfsaramaVEVO
                            ElfsaramaVEVO  1 weeks back

                            Yes yes racism funny

                            • Banana Cat
                              Banana Cat  1 weeks back

                              We gotta keep our mouths shut to keep out the flies

                              • Aniq Anuar
                                Aniq Anuar  1 weeks back

                                ngl its one of the sexiest accent

                                • Jack Budgen
                                  Jack Budgen  1 weeks back

                                  Pass me my VB mate, I need to drive home

                                  • ` slowed down
                                    ` slowed down  1 weeks back

                                    Imagine playing this 100 years later

                                    • Fairoboi Lawrence
                                      Fairoboi Lawrence  1 weeks back

                                      I live in Australia and wish that I was deaf cause the Aussie accent makes you wanna cut your ears off and then puke on the person speaking

                                      • Smashlea finch
                                        Smashlea finch  2 weeks back

                                        I'm from Melbourne and we speak a lot faster here, I found that qld WA and sa speak a lot slower and what you would call bogan if guess

                                        • Elise Michelle
                                          Elise Michelle  2 weeks back

                                          woah they filmed the 2019 part in adelaide... we are finally getting representation!!! 😂

                                          • Raido
                                            Raido  1 weeks back

                                            whats an adelaide?

                                        • Rochelle Pratt
                                          Rochelle Pratt  2 weeks back

                                          Those people in the 50s asked stupid questions,  they may think we have a bad accents

                                          • Mr. H
                                            Mr. H  2 weeks back

                                            I find South Australians have a different accent to the rest of Australia, it's almost more upper social class and distinguished. Perhaps it's stems from the fact that the first Sth Aussie settlers were non-convicts.

                                            • carol m
                                              carol m  2 weeks back

                                              A lot of them were german .
                                              Very distinctive .with softer vowel sounds

                                          • αleαh
                                            αleαh  2 weeks back

                                            love 'em... *BOGAN*

                                            • αleαh
                                              αleαh  2 weeks back


                                              • αleαh
                                                αleαh  2 weeks back

                                                all i have to say is the belgium bloke in the thumbnail is pretty good looking aye.

                                                • neverkn3w
                                                  neverkn3w  2 weeks back

                                                  I got bit of a bogan accent most the time haha. I'm from Queensland

                                                  • Zack Raad
                                                    Zack Raad  2 weeks back

                                                    All these people sound extremely stupid

                                                    • BuckHudz
                                                      BuckHudz  2 weeks back

                                                      Australia was so much better in the 60s lol

                                                      • Logan 5
                                                        Logan 5  2 weeks back

                                                        The Australian accent is the product of poor education, a population generally dulled by TV and mass media, and “Tall Poppy Syndrome” whereby anyone who deigns to improve themselves through education, better speech and vocabulary is cut down by group-think mass-retardation.
                                                        It is considered “cool” to speak with as low class an accent as possible.

                                                        • serina delmar
                                                          serina delmar  2 weeks back

                                                          And good evening, this is ABC News in-depth, we will be deleting your comments randomly and repeatedly, which apparently is not strange at all. Nothing to see here, and now here is Tanya with the weather…

                                                          • khanloveism
                                                            khanloveism  2 weeks back

                                                            Gdaymate how a ya

                                                            • wenhao li
                                                              wenhao li  2 weeks back

                                                              No accent is bad accent. So the question was wrong.

                                                              • Daniel Bedford
                                                                Daniel Bedford  2 weeks back

                                                                ​@Jillian Norman What characteristics of the Chinese accent sound "cool as"??? lol

                                                              • Jillian Norman
                                                                Jillian Norman  2 weeks back

                                                                Daniel Bedford ? Chinese accents are cool as

                                                              • Daniel Bedford
                                                                Daniel Bedford  2 weeks back

                                                                Except Chinese

                                                            • laurence hutchinson
                                                              laurence hutchinson  3 weeks back

                                                              We have a great bloody accent. And for people saying its a false accent. " bogan" up yours. Learn what bogan means.

                                                              • khanloveism
                                                                khanloveism  2 weeks back

                                                                They need to watch some of the Ozzy man review videos mate

                                                            • Translate Ghost
                                                              Translate Ghost  3 weeks back

                                                              My girlfriend is from Australia, her accent / voice is beautiful!

                                                              • Phoebe Snow
                                                                Phoebe Snow  3 weeks back

                                                                This was cute

                                                                • Jaimee Heffernan
                                                                  Jaimee Heffernan  3 weeks back

                                                                  I like your accent, where you from?


                                                                  Oh my bad, I l i k e y o u r a c c e n t w h e r e y o u f r o m ?

                                                                  • Ya gurl
                                                                    Ya gurl  3 weeks back

                                                                    I always think that our accent sounds like a mix between American, British and South African.

                                                                    • lvan Big Nob
                                                                      lvan Big Nob  2 weeks back

                                                                      Ya gurl really I’m from the uk I swear the Aussie accent is really similar to the London east end accent or cockney accent

                                                                    • Ya gurl
                                                                      Ya gurl  2 weeks back

                                                                      Siena LeFarooh I guess it just depends on what dominant accent shows through, it’s hard to curate a perfect mix between the three since you’re not exposed to all three at the same time everyday. But haha that is interesting !

                                                                    • Siena LeFarooh
                                                                      Siena LeFarooh  2 weeks back

                                                                      Ya gurl i have a mix of all three of those accents (grew up in south africa, born in brittian and everyone on my mothers side is brittish and have grew up on american media so developed a slight american accent) and it sounds nOTHING LIKE AN AUSTRALIAN ACCENTHDHGH its weird bc logically it should

                                                                    • Adamk Kamyk
                                                                      Adamk Kamyk  3 weeks back

                                                                      Howzit my Aussie brudda.

                                                                  • WDW Roadie
                                                                    WDW Roadie  3 weeks back

                                                                    1:17 oi I’m from Sydney

                                                                    • Brett B
                                                                      Brett B  3 weeks back

                                                                      Is that Rundle mall?

                                                                      • harvey blackton
                                                                        harvey blackton  3 weeks back

                                                                        not bad, TERRIBLE and they can't spell

                                                                        • Kevin Japanangka
                                                                          Kevin Japanangka  3 weeks back

                                                                          Australians never speak....they mumble.

                                                                          • mark henry
                                                                            mark henry  3 weeks back

                                                                            Don’t bother watching I’ll save you all the time. Yes, yes we do.

                                                                          • Hankaunamatototota
                                                                            Hankaunamatototota  3 weeks back


                                                                            • lotus1668
                                                                              lotus1668  3 weeks back

                                                                              I just love the old Australian accent.

                                                                              • Dennis Argall
                                                                                Dennis Argall  3 weeks back

                                                                                Only other people have accents.

                                                                                • Maria
                                                                                  Maria  4 weeks back

                                                                                  A bad accent. I'd ask them what side they're on. Wow. Rude. lol.

                                                                                  • Linden SD
                                                                                    Linden SD  4 weeks back

                                                                                    The worst is British English strongly followed by Australian english. American English is the only true smooth language
                                                                                    And generally speaking I hate accents.

                                                                                    • Ryan Moore
                                                                                      Ryan Moore  4 weeks back

                                                                                      The Australian accent is significantly more well pronounced and more accurate to the English written language than any other, including British

                                                                                      • J Gill
                                                                                        J Gill  11 hours back

                                                                                        I’m Sixy

                                                                                      • KIDWITH AIDS
                                                                                        KIDWITH AIDS  4 days back

                                                                                        Harmoni Marie STRAYA 🤣🤣

                                                                                      • silkyrox73
                                                                                        silkyrox73  4 days back

                                                                                        too right, mate

                                                                                      • Harmoni Marie
                                                                                        Harmoni Marie  4 days back

                                                                                        Ryan Moore they can't even pronounce their own country name right LMAOO