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Alanah Pearce: Aussie expat in the US reveals words she pronounces wrong in America

Australian expat reveals two words she is always ‘in trouble for’ using in America when she says them: ‘My accent makes life awkward every time.’

  • Aussie YouTuber Alanah Pearce has run into some accent issues in the US 
  • Two words are what the video game writer says land her in hot water. 
  • TikTok claims that the terms ‘due’ and artistic’ are a ‘problematic. 
  • Others think she says something totally different every time  

A YouTuber from Australia who is now living in America revealed two words that land her in trouble because of her accent. 

Alanah Pearce has been living in Los Angeles for eight years and noticed a worrying communication barrier every time she uses the two words. 

In a TikTok Video the video game writer said: ‘They (the words) become problematic and borderline offensive, depending on the context,’ she said.

Because of her Aussie accent Alanah thinks Alanah is saying something completely different every single time she speaks ‘due’ and ‘artistic.

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In A Tiktok Video She Claims The Words 'Due' And 'Artistic' Are 'Problematic' Due To Her Accent

Alanah Pearce, an Australian YouTuber (pictured), has been living in the US since 2008. In a TikTok video she claims the words ‘due’ and ‘artistic’ are ‘problematic’ due to her accent

“Due” is the first. In a YouTube clip today, I said that I wanted a shout-out because it’s due.

‘I was referring to something to do with money – people assumed that I was being anti-Semitic but in reality that is how it’s pronounced in most of Australia.’

Alanah also mentioned that Aussies pronounce Mountain Dew in a different way to Americans.

She Also clarified that she wasn’t referring to Judaism and that she meant “due”.

Alanah Claims The Way She Says 'Artistic' 'Confuses People Pretty Often' Because Most Think She'S Saying 'Autistic'

Alanah claims that the way she speaks ‘artistic’ “confuses people quite often” because most people think she is saying ‘autistic.

What other words can Australians pronounce differently? 

WORD 

Produce 

Basil 

Herb

Oregano

Tomato

Risotto

Attitude 

Due

Ballet 

Aluminium 

Gala 

Can’t 

AUSTRALIA

Prod-juice

Bazz-el

Herb 

ORR-ee-GARN-o

Two-MART-o

Riz-OTT-o

ATT-i-CHEWED

Dew

BAL-lay 

AL-u-MIN-i-UM 

GARL-a

KARN’T 

 AMERICA

 Pro-deuce

BAY-zil

ERB

o-REG-ee-NO

Toe-MAY-do

RIZ-oat-o

ATT-it-two-d

D-OO 

Ba-LAY

a-LUME-in-num

GAL-la 

KAIRN’T 

 Source: Expataussieinnj

Alanah also claims that she is ‘artistic’ in the way that she speaks People are often confused by her words, believing she is saying ‘autistic’.

‘Artistic is word for word identical to how Americans say autistic,’ she said, adding: ‘It can sound like I’m being ableist when I am really talking about art. It’s not amazing.

This video has been viewed over 428,000 times in two days. Other Aussies have also highlighted words they struggle with while visiting the US.

One Aussie stated, “I’ve seen a lot of Americans struggle to say water,”

“The McDonald’s workers were confused when I spoke McFlurry,” another worker said.

‘The artistic one is HILARIOUS,’ at third added, another said: ‘As a Brit we pronounce them the same.’

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