I can vouch for this

We were camped near Pine Creek, first night out of Darwin, interpreting for the Osaka Sangyo University Team on the Solar car race 1991 and a wizened Chinese woman approached from the General Store over the road as I was breaking up wood for a fire. The first words out of her mouth completely threw me. It was the broadest croakiest Aussie English “Do you want an axe, love?”  It was cognitive dissonance, and here is a video breaking it down to the “McGurk Effect”.

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