Re: YAEPT: Woman imitates many English accents
|Date:||Monday, March 10, 2008, 3:28|
On Sun, 09 Mar 2008, Tristan McLeay wrote:
> On 09/03/08 00:53:24, Lars Finsen wrote:
> > BTW, does NZ also classify as Down Under, or does that only refer
> > to
> > Australia?
> I don't think so. I've always understood "Down Under" to refer to the
> country of Australia, not the Antipodes or the continent. Wikipedia
> says it "refer[s] to Australia and occasionally New Zealand".
I would agree that New Zealanders only use "Down Under" occasionally;
and usually in reference to somewhere else on the globe (as in
greetings from Down Under). The more common nickname among New
Zealanders is "Godzone", a play on God's Own (Country). Comparable
with Australia the "Lucky Country".