Question: Do Autralians really talk like Crocodile Dundee, or is it just a Hollywood stereotype?
Do Autralians really talk like Crocodile Dundee, or is it just a Hollywood stereotype?
No, just think about Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchet,Heath Ledger,Mel Gibson. Do they speak like that? You should know better than to ask. Movies like Dundee are embarrassing to most Australians
hollywood stereotype. not all of us aussies speak with the usage of aussie slang. we speak english. the kind of talk mick dundee speaks is more of a generalisation of the outback australians.
The way Mick Dundee talks is an over exaggeration of Aussie slang, and definatly not how we talk
I live out woop woop (middle of nowhere, isolated, closest town is over 1000km's away) and even out here we dont talk like that.
We NEVER say anything about putting a shrimp on the barbie, its a prawn, and we dont go around saying thats not a knife this is, and we dont wrestle with crocs, shoot snakes for the hell of it etc.
I use a fair bit of slang, but its nothing like Mick Dundees slang, and its nothing like it says in all the tourists "Aussie English" dictionaries you can get. Those are full of crap
So yes, Its just a HOLLYWOOD STEREOTYPE.
And in Hollywood, us Aussies are generally portrayed as idiots.
No, the majority of us don't talk like either Crocodile Dundee or Steve Irwin.
Some people do but you'd normally have to go out in the bush (country side) to meet the few that do.
While we do have our own distinct accent and our own form of slang, no, most Australians don't speak like Crocodile Dundee.
Also, not everyone has kangaroos in their backyard (I actually do, though).
Interestingly, quite a few Australian actors who have gone overseas and played Australians on TV or in movies have gone on set and spoken in their normal Aussie accents - and been asked to "sound more Australian" by directors.
I dont know anyone who talks like that and I do live in the bush!
We dont talk like Steve Irwin did either!
It's just a Hollywood stereotype!
All answers above are 100% correct.
Unless we bump into a tourist, then the good old Aussie humour kicks in and we have a ball being a larrikin.
We do not speak like Dundee or Irwin at all.
they really do. haven't watched crocodile dundee but i wouldn't doubt that he talks like steve erwin or something.