I'm listening to triple j for the first time in ages. It is strange to hear the australian accents. Lots of "Hows that" as exclamations. Growing up it was just the way everyone talked. Not so anymore. I was shocked when I went home how ocker my sister has gotten. I heard her say strewth and not just the once. I blame living in Perth for a bit.
I sometimes worry that I will return home with an English accent. But I think my aussie one is here to stay. Although the work experience girl did think I was American (!!) which was a bit concerning.