Comments about your accent

Old Sep 6th 2005, 12:01 am
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Originally Posted by DonnaElvira
I don't mind people telling me "I just luuuuuve your accent!" ......
I don't normally go more than two or three weeks without hearing that - most commonly from restaurant waitresses.
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Old Sep 6th 2005, 4:23 am
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Originally Posted by DonnaElvira
Oh yes - and what sorts of responses to you get to that???
My favourite response has to be "you mean WE sound like WE have an accent? I thought we sounded normal to everyone".
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Old Sep 6th 2005, 6:00 am
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Originally Posted by CaliforniaBride
To which I reply, "Thankyou but I'M not the one with the accent!"

but you're from West Bromich for god sakes !!!!
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Originally Posted by Eskimo
but you're from West Bromich for god sakes !!!!
Fortunately not. Just lived their for about a year.
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Old Sep 6th 2005, 7:08 am
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Originally Posted by CaliforniaBride
Fortunately not. Just lived their for about a year.

then you have no reason to support the baggies

hows school ?

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Old Sep 6th 2005, 7:11 am
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Originally Posted by woodsey
then you have no reason to support the baggies
Dad started me off with that. Used to take me when I was little, when you still had terraces!

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hows school ?
Great thanks. I'm loving it. Learning interesting stuff and making new friends. Just started my second semester. Got a 4.0GPA last semester! I'm on a roll!
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Old Sep 6th 2005, 2:13 pm
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I had a teenage girl once say to me (after the usual "I love your accent, say something else!") that she wished SHE had an accent. I assured her that she DID, which she thought was the coolest thing!
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Old Sep 6th 2005, 7:32 pm
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where I live there are very few Brits so I couldn't understand why the lady in our local supermarket asked me every time where I was from. I would say England and then she would say oh I thought you were Australian. I wouldn't mind but she asked me every time I went in there, it got really embarrassing in the end because I couldn't understand why she couldn't remember that we had already had that conversation time and time again!
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Old Sep 11th 2005, 12:37 pm
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I do occasionally use a line I nicked off the TV.

"I don't have an accent. This is what English sounds like when it's spoken properly."
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Old Sep 11th 2005, 3:46 pm
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Originally Posted by Souvenir
I do occasionally use a line I nicked off the TV.

"I don't have an accent. This is what English sounds like when it's spoken properly."

I bet that goes down well!
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Old Sep 11th 2005, 5:22 pm
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I still get this from my grandparents in the States and I'm 25! "We just love your English accent..." and have even embarrassed my brother & I by making us talk to their friends just to "show off their English grandkids".

My dad, on the other hand, still has a softened American accent. Sometimes though when he goes home to the US people think he's from Canada though!
 
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I was born and brought up in the UK (with a couple of European Army camps on the way), moved to New Zealand for years and have been back in the UK for six months.
In New Zealand people kept commenting on my English accent.
I come home and people comment on my New Zealand accent and I've lost count the number of times I've been accused of being Australian (by Australians!).
Come on people - I'm talking English!
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Old Sep 13th 2005, 9:23 pm
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Originally Posted by seacreature
But then most people who live in Toronto aren't exactly what you'd call
"Canadian".
Think that must be the understatement of the decade...

The 'flight' (by 'Canadians') from the GTA would appear to continue...goodness knows what the place will look like (demographically speaking) in a decade or two's time?
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I lived in Kent until I was 23 and then moved to London for a while to work. I was constantly asked by various work colleagues... "where abouts Australia are you from?"


"..... Just down the end of the M20 actually! "
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