Pronouncing lichen. I am a white British migrant living in Australia. Here, I hear people pronounce lichen as in ‘liken’ whereas I pronounce lichen as in ‘kitchen’. I looked this up online and it turns out both are used but that the ‘kitchen’ pronunciation is ‘an uneducated British pronunciation’.
I am a white British migrant living in Australia. Some years ago, I had an odd experience on an arts residency in China, where during a meal another visiting artist, a white Australian, criticised me for ‘still’ sounding British. She commented that most British people living in Australia ‘lost’ their accents after just a few months. This was particularly odd to hear amongst all the accents around the table with Chinese as the most audible language.