The team here at Mashable Australia have been at pains to debunk rumours that the Australian accent is a product of drunken, slurred speech. This video doesn’t do much to help that.
Taken from a interview with a number of Australian Football League (AFL) draftees, YouTube user zeecfc has slowed down the segment a fraction to make it sound like these up-and-coming athletes have just finished off a few rounds at the pub.
Simple things like a chuckle or a one-word response to a question become long, pained drawls and it’s fascinating to watch
For those who don’t know, AFL is the national competition for Aussie Rules Football, a code of football that involves a lot of kicking and where throwing the ball is not allowed (sort of, you can “handpass” it where you hold the ball in one hand and punch it with the other). Read more…