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    It's pronounced "Ozzies" not "Orss-ees" so thanks for taking that into consideration. K thanks.

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    No, they say Arrrz-zies and use that finger 'inverted comma' thing and then giggle because they are so for real.
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    When it comes to 'Aussie"...is it 'Ossie' as in 'ossified' or 'Ozzie' as in 'Ozzy Osbourne' ???


    And most of the world does not do that stupid British thing of sticking 'r's into words where they do not belong!
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    Ozzy as in Osbourne. Easy
    Oh and God forbid the English should speak English propperleee
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    Quote Originally Posted by A*O View Post
    Ozzy as in Osbourne. Easy
    Oh and God forbid the English should speak English propperleee
    Damn..I thought it was 'ossie' like in 'ossify'. I swear when I hear people use the word here(or even on TV here) it is 'ossie'..never 'ozzy'. On Top Chef(TV show)there was a 'Kiwi' who kept being mistaken for Australian, and they even said 'the 'ossie'..not 'ozzie'.

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    HA! If you want cred with the Ozzies then say it with a Z and you'll be right. Not going to get into the Kiwi stuff LOL They manage to mangle even 'strayan English.
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    I always said "ossies".

    Never again and I shall correct everybody else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KristiB View Post
    I always said "ossies".

    Never again and I shall correct everybody else.
    Yes..now we know and can 'correct' everyone else. Much fun in that!
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    It's aw-sie/aw-stralia in Northern U.S. speak. I'll work on my pronunciation.

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    Australians are by far the friendliest people I've ever met. I even asked an Aussie at an expat party why that is. She said it's because they feel removed from the western world. They feel very close to many cultures because Sydney and Melbourne have so much cultural diversity. When they travel they feel like they are at home in every place they travel to.

    Agree? Disagree?

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    I had an Aussie BF.

    Off to relish in my memories of the one that got away.....

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    Aussies ("oZZies" remember LOL) are a friendly bunch. We were made to feel instantly at home when we came to live here. I think the main reason is because we have very relaxed social conventions here - everyone is on first name terms immediately and there's very little formality so people don't hold back. I'm sure it can be a little confronting to people who aren't used to it but it's very refreshing to be 'instant mates' with someone you only just met. There are a few old sticks who like to obey the old fashioned rules on social etiquette but they are a dying breed. With most Aussies it's a case of WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get).

    On the pronunciation thing, my son reckons that when Americans say Aussie it sounds like "Arse-y" LOL
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    They don't seem to take themselves too seriously which is good, and they appear to be quite laid back

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    Ozzy Ozzy Ozzy!

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    Oy Oy Oy !!!
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