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Mip TV Picks 2008: The Sounds of Aus

Endlessly vamped in the media and badly attempted by drunken college kids everywhere, there's no mistaking an Australian accent.
March 31, 2008


Oh, Crocodile Dundee, the trouble you have caused.

Endlessly vamped in the media and badly attempted by drunken college kids everywhere, there’s no mistaking an Australian accent. Sometimes unflatteringly described as ‘duck-like,’ the Aussie tone is as familiar to outsiders as images of the Sydney Opera House.

The Sounds of Aus is a funny and informative look at the evolution of the accent and the impact it has had on Australian culture. Interviews will poll linguists, historians and comedians, as well as social and political experts to see how the Aussie accent has affected the life of those blessed with it. (Though some Australians themselves affect British accents to sound more posh… they’ve obviously never been to Manchester.) Partners: Princess Pictures Productions for the ABC (Australia), distributed through ABC Commercial
Aired: November 2007
Length: 55 minutes
Rights available: All worldwide

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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