Australian commentators try to explain Aussie slang to colleagues at Tokyo ...

Australian commentators try to explain Aussie slang to colleagues at Tokyo ...
Australian commentators try to explain Aussie slang to colleagues at Tokyo ...
Cringeworthy moment Olympic commentators try to explain Australian slang and culture to a confused Japanese colleague at the beach volleyball

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Australian commentators have awkwardly tried to bridge the language barrier at the Tokyo Olympics by taking the time to explain the origins of 'g'day' to a Japanese colleague.

The bizarre incident occurred just as Australian beach volleyballers Taliqua Clancy and Mariafe Artacho del Solar stepped onto the sand on Wednesday night for their match against Italians Marta Menegatti and Viktoria Orsi Toth.

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The Aussie announcers Brenton Speed and Kerri Pottharst spent almost 30 seconds explaining the meaning behind the Australian greeting 'good day', with some suspecting the rambling was caused by the silence in the empty stadium.

The Australian female beach volleyball team won against Italy on Wednesday night despite awkward ramblings from the commentators at the start of the game

The Australian female beach volleyball team won against Italy on Wednesday night despite awkward ramblings from the commentators at the start of the game

Despite the Tokyo Olympic organisers attempting to create an atmosphere at the Games with strobe lights installed in the four corners of the stadium and upbeat pop music, athletes and commentators alike have all noticed

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