Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Phoned Contact Energy in NZ to get a final electricity reading for my flat and it was so funny hearing a New Zealand accent, it was like I was talking to my sister or someone really close. I feel like I sound funny here, odd, people keep saying I sound British. I don't like hearing the sound of my voice, it feels geeky and uptight compared to their broad, relaxed accents. I mean I feel like a geek anyway, but this just makes it worse. And there's always the slight worry they won't understand me. Some people say its cute. Its ironic that it makes me feel closer to my British heritage than when I am at home.


  1. I remember seeing a NZ doco in England after three months of being away and thinking where did they get this guy he has such a classic kiwi accent- but in retrospect it was just from not hearing one for so long.....

  2. Isn't it weird? I went to a cafe which reminded me so much of NZ ones, that I could almost imagine I was back home, except for their accents which was a very strange juxtaposition.