TikTok user makes fun of how Aussies say the word 'no'

Marni Dixit
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·2-min read

Aussies have long been mocked for the way we say the word 'no', and now one of our own is roasting us with a hilarious how-to guide on its pronunciation.

"So apparently it’s like a thing and it’s very common for people around the world to make fun of the way Australians pronounce the word 'no'," TikTok user Tiffany Krylov tells her followers.

An Australian TikTok user has gone viral after giving a lesson on how we pronounce the word 'no'. Photo: TikTok/@TiffanyKrylov
An Australian TikTok user has gone viral after giving a lesson on how we pronounce the word 'no'. Photo: TikTok/@TiffanyKrylov

"And I mean I get it, but you know what? I’m embracing it because the way that we say it is so much fun," she adds.

She then moves on to her pronunciation lesson, telling her viewers to think of the word as "a very whiny combination of the word 'no' and 'nah'.

"And the most important part — it needs to have a considerable inflection in the sound. You basically have to turn it into two syllables," she explained.

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The video has since been viewed over 352,000 times and liked over 30,000 times.

Understandably though, many Aussies in the comments section were quick to tell her she sounded normal.

"Wait I am Australian and I am just wondering now how do non-Australian people say it then?" one confused viewer wrote.

"Wait what? How do other places say no?" another shocked commenter wrote.

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"Aussies can copy accents, but non-Aussies can't copy ours," one added.

"Yeah nah, I can't hear anything wrong," another joked.

"When I was in the US, they said I say it like 'NO-R'," someone else said.

One American agreed, writing, "I noticed sometimes you guys add an R to some words. Been living here in Australia for five years now, married to an Aussie."

"My American friend pointed out that in sentences we articulate 'know' and 'no' differently," one said.

Others pointed out that she was incorrect and the real way Aussies say 'no' is 'yeah nah'.

"It's 'yeah nah' or nothing," one joked.

"It's like shrimp on the barbie all over again. We don't say shrimp it's prawn. We don't say 'no' it's 'yeah nahhhh'," another added.

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