ABC presenter's pronunciation for his Prime Minister -> Abbott ; original programme
The presenter, as do other Aussies in the programme, pronounces Abbott as /ˈɛb ət/, while dictionary.com has /ˈæb ət/. Is the dictionary wrong?
When they in Australia call their Prime Minister /ˈɛb ət/, others do /ˈæb ət/?
Or /æ/, dragged by /b/, has approached to /ɛ/?
(When people say /ɛ/ instead of /æ/ it's called broad accent in wikipedia.org, I don't believe they are using it.)