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May 13, 2009, 05:58 AM

Thanks for asking.

As we - in the US, UK, AU, CA, NZ, IE - all speak English, ALL ways of spelling certain words are correct. Generally, in Oz we spell Color as Colour. Both are correct in Oz. However, I assume most USA-ians would not know of the differences in some words outside of the country.

How would an Aussie - pronounced Ozzy down here - SAY Adviser/advisor? They would SAY... advize-uh... ad-vy-zuh... advyzuh

For Melbourne we SAY... Melb'n. Brisbane is... Bisb'n or Brizy. Cairns is said... Cans/canz. We like to chop vowels out of words and shorten others and not pronounce all the letters - which is why only an Aussie knows how to say "G'day mate" and have it flow and sound natural. We bastardize better than...

Spelling of Adviser/or... either or will do. Most people who read the word wouldn't have a clue. In fact, I bet you could interchange the spelling through a lump of text and noone would notice.

Michael Ross

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