Yes, yes. If you live in Queensland and are under 40 it appears that this is true.
Everyone I have heard talk of the idiotic craze that is Jackass who is a Queenslander in that particular demographic calls it Jackarse.
I cannot convince them that it is Jackass because a jackass is a male ass or donkey.
Now I'd like to suggest that people click on the link and click on the UK and the US pronunciation of the word to clarify.
And while I'm complaining about this I'd like to add a couple more words.
Sachet. It is not pronounced "satch-ette", as Queenslanders seem to say (why don't their teachers correct them?). Listen to this one, too!
Pamphlet. It is not pronounced "pamp-let", as Queenslanders pronounce it. Listen, learn.
And while I'm at it, so glad I won't be hearing "Arks" instead of asks from the Queensland Premier any more. Anna, you must practice, here you go! Start of with ask and then just add the s on the end.
Here are some more.