BWAHAHAHAHA~! That was awesome!
My neighbour is a kiwi. I forget whether it was her or someone else pointing out the pronunciation of 'e' is often like 'i' in New Zealand.
Every now and then I learn a new word, and those with me get a kick out of me not knowing some terminology/slang.
Accents around here are pretty wild though. There's an extreme diversity.
Here's a list of some friends and neighbours by ethnicity and accent (there are some interesting mixes).
Egyptian - Victorian Australian accent
Egyptian - Arabic English accent with some Victorian Australian smoothing
Irish - Irish accent
Indian - Victorian Australian accent (no Indian accent)
Canadian - Canadian accent
Australian - Queensland accent
Vietnamese - British RP mixed with Victorian Australian accent (and she's North Vietnamese, not south)
Vietnamese - North Vietnamese English accent largely smoothed by Victorian Australian English
Sudanese - Thick accent with Victorian Australian accent smoothings
Croatian - Heavy Australian accent (that I can't make out the location - seems Queenslandish, but he's never lived there) with Croatian tones
Swedish - Heavy Swedish English accent with very little Australian English smoothing (he's 80ish and has lived here for 50+ years)
Anyways, just one of those things of casual interest.
I should go out on my deck for a fag now.