Sea Dog, I met someone at an airport once who was half kiwi, half south african. Funniest accent I have EVER heard. Also, the aussie accent is one of the very few in the world to feature what I believe is known as a "dipthong" - the second half a word rises/is higher pitched/some shit like that. Basically what Sea Dog said with the "e" business. And the seemingly random hardening, softening, and complete omission of consonants is what really trips up most people. In my experience, everyone who fakes an aussie accent fails because they pronounce words too clearly - we're not the bloody poms. The trick is to use your tongue as little as possible when speaking. While some people (mainly women) believe that guys can communicate whole passages of thoughts with a few grunts, we take it to another level . And carlstar, try as you might, Kiwis always trip up on certain syllables, and it makes everyone giggle. For those who don't know, the easy way to tell an aussie from a kiwi is this - ask them to say the following words: six, apple, and fish'n'chips. They will invariably say "sex", "ipple" and "fush'n'chups". I swear this is true. Don't deny it carlstar - even Ian "Huey" Hewitson does it.