I've sometimes heard it said that Australians are "South Sea Yanks" while New Zealanders are "South Sea Poms". Having lived for a good many years in both countries I can see a lot of truth in this, in so many ways. That you would be unlikely to hear a Kiwi say "EX-MOUTH" is but one example. The two countries have a lot in common but they also have marked cultural differences. I love 'em both.Very weird hearing the australian pronunciation of EX - MOUTH.
Having lived for 30 years only 35 miles away from the original town in south devon UK, its pronounced EXMUTH (one word).
OK, Bob, I won't. Suffice to say Aussie English is something of a hybrid, halfway between UK and American English. U.S. and Aussie each have a Labor Day holiday. Australia also has a Labor Party. New Zealand and UK both have Labour Partys (NZ's just yesterday announced a coalition agreement to form a government for the next three years) and NZ has a Labour Day holiday (next Monday, in fact).I have enough trouble dealing with "american english".
Dont start another dictionary labelled "australian english", please.