An Australian has left thousands in stitches after acting out how Aussies tend to behave when visiting America.
Tamz Jade poked fun at how Australians usually amp up their accents overseas to make it known where they’re from.
In a skit shared on TikTok, she acted out two scenes to compare the habit – how an Australian would order McDonald’s back home compared to abroad.
She highlighted how Australians call hot fries ‘chips’, the difference in pronunciation of ‘water’ and ‘no’, and mention that ‘American money is only one colour’.
In the video, Tamz acted as if she was ordering a Quarter Pounder meal, soft serve ice cream and bottle of water in Australia.
But her accent changed significantly when pretending she was in America.
‘G’day, g’day, g’day, how are ya? How ya goin’? Could I get a Quarter Pounder meal and a soft serve ice cream, and could I get some extra salt on the chips?’ she said and placed emphasis on the word ‘chips’.
She then paused, looked around with a smile on her face and said ‘chips’ again.
‘Oh sorry – “fries” – I’m from Australia. We call it chips in Australia,’ she said with a laugh.
Tamz then asked for a bottle of water and repeated this request several times, before saying it one more time in an American accent.
She also made fun of how Australians pronounce ‘oh no’ and how McDonald’s is shortened to ‘Macca’s.’
The funny video has since exceeded more than 796,000 views and many admitted they to behave the same way.
‘Whenever I hear and American accent my Aussie accent gets 10x Aussier,’ one said.
‘My accent goes full Julia Gillard when i go to USA. They love our accent,’ another said.
‘They lost their minds whenever I would say “water”,’ a third wrote.
Someone else said: ‘My mum legit talks like the most normal Australian accent yet my dad had to translate for her in America. Never realised she even had an accent.’
‘My husband never says “mate” in Australia but it’s like every second word when he’s in the US,’ another added.
‘I’d never said “G’day” in my life until I was in America, and I’d forgotten how to say “hi” apparently,’ someone else wrote.