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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo2 View Post
    I've never really been gone, but I spend most of the year in Australia as I'm doing degrees in Laws, Jurisprudence, and International Affairs at Sydney University, and live in college digs, when I'm not at home in Kent. I'm in my third year of a five year degree, and apart from living eight or nine months of the year away from home, I have never really been interested in party politics (I find it all too partisan and divisive) - but rather in sociology and the effects of politics on social justice.
    I bet your mother cannot shut up about her brilliant son.

    You are gonna change the world, @Leo2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    I bet your mother cannot shut up about her brilliant son.

    You are gonna change the world, @Leo2.
    Lol, you are being kind, and yes, she has embarrassed me by going on like that, but every mother thinks her son is totally Brillo Pads. And remember, people here do not see the untidy room, hear the rather-too-loud music, or worry about the son who doesn't keep in touch as much as he should - they only see what I write. Like everyone else - I have a public persona.

    Also, there are those who say the 'real world' (outside the cloisters of academia) will soon change me - who knows?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo2 View Post
    Lol, you are being kind, and yes, she has embarrassed me by going on like that, but every mother thinks her son is totally Brillo Pads. And remember, people here do not see the untidy room, hear the rather-too-loud music, or worry about the son who doesn't keep in touch as much as he should - they only see what I write. Like everyone else - I have a public persona.

    Also, there are those who say the 'real world' (outside the cloisters of academia) will soon change me - who knows?
    Are you going home to practice law, after you graduate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Are you going home to practice law, after you graduate?
    I think politics would help, actually. The Chair of our University Socialist Club when I was Secretary went on to become a High Court Judge! He helped a lot of oppressed people on the way, though, fair play, and I don't know how possible that is in Australia.

    Incidentally, have you ever noticed that when Americans are asked to produce a British accent, what they do is Australian!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Are you going home to practice law, after you graduate?
    Very likely, but I am keeping my options open, and I want to do a Masters after my Baccalaureates, or even a Doctorate (LL.M or LL.D would look so much better than a mere LL.B on my CV), so I may be at uni for some time now. Depends how far the trust my dad left will take me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iolo View Post
    I think politics would help, actually. The Chair of our University Socialist Club when I was Secretary went on to become a High Court Judge! He helped a lot of oppressed people on the way, though, fair play, and I don't know how possible that is in Australia.

    Incidentally, have you ever noticed that when Americans are asked to produce a British accent, what they do is Australian!
    Well, as far as I can make out, the broad Australian accent (there do not appear to be any distinctly recognisable, regional Australian accents,) consists of an amalgam of London East End and the generic Irish accent, with a few trans-Atlantic sounds thrown in for good measure. Dance, per example, tends to be pronounced with a nasal vowel, rather than the 'dah-nce' of received pronunciation. As you and I both know, there is no such animal as a British accent - speech patterns on the British Isles are as varied as they are numerous. But I think to what non-Brits refer when they say 'British accent', is the form of RP used in the Public Schools and universities of southern England. I very much doubt they have typical Geordie or Liverpudlian in mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo2 View Post
    Well, as far as I can make out, the broad Australian accent (there do not appear to be any distinctly recognisable, regional Australian accents,) consists of an amalgam of London East End and the generic Irish accent, with a few trans-Atlantic sounds thrown in for good measure. Dance, per example, tends to be pronounced with a nasal vowel, rather than the 'dah-nce' of received pronunciation. As you and I both know, there is no such animal as a British accent - speech patterns on the British Isles are as varied as they are numerous. But I think to what non-Brits refer when they say 'British accent', is the form of RP used in the Public Schools and universities of southern England. I very much doubt they have typical Geordie or Liverpudlian in mind.
    I think the main thing is that most people can't do olde worlde RP, which, when it used to be heavily pushed on anyone in the old universities, was weird. What Americans do to make up the (yes a Platonic form that does not exist in this lower, experienced world) is meant, I think, to be Cockney, but sounds to us more like Australian than anything else
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iolo View Post
    I think the main thing is that most people can't do olde worlde RP, which, when it used to be heavily pushed on anyone in the old universities, was weird. What Americans do to make up the (yes a Platonic form that does not exist in this lower, experienced world) is meant, I think, to be Cockney, but sounds to us more like Australian than anything else
    Like in Our Fair Lady?


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    checked in to see what they were saying about the election
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