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Patrick Dempsey, Renee Zellweger, Australia Today

Australia Today

Good morning, Patrick Dempsey!

The former Grey's Anatomy star really woke up the Australian TV audience Sunday morning when he accidentally started discussing erections with Australia's Today show co-hosts. While appearing on the morning show with Bridget Jones's Baby co-star Renée Zellweger, the two rom-com stars had the opportunity to try out an Aussie accent. Zellweger gave it her all, but when Dempsey was asked to give it a go he decided he would impress the morning show hosts with his knowledge of Australian slang.

"Traveller," he said on-air, "Traveller's a beer you travel with right?"

As soon as the co-hosts heard the word "traveller," they immediately burst into laughter, causing Dempsey to be utterly confused. "You're not supposed to say that," co-host Richard Wilkins retorted.

But Dempsey still didn't understand what was wrong with his lingo. "What's a traveller? Have I alienated everyone in the country?" Dempsey asked.

"All the blokes who are watching are sitting upright now," Wilkinson joked. Everyone dropped the topic for a period of time, but when it resurfaced later in the conversation Dempsey wanted answers to what was so funny about the term. "What the heck is a traveller?" McDreamy finally got his answer when Wilkinson whispered in his ear, out of hearing for the viewers and his co-hosts.

"Oh, excuse me," an embarrassed Dempsey responded.

For those who are like Dempsey and don't know what the Aussie term means, a "traveller" is an erection a male develops while riding public transportation.

The more you know!