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(Mental Floss)   When you mock someone's accent, you come off as an idiot. Not because you're being a jerk. It's because you're doing it wrong   ( ) divider line
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2013-07-29 07:49:37 PM  
19 votes:

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2013-07-29 09:04:08 PM  
4 votes:

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2013-07-29 06:54:03 PM  
4 votes:
So we're speaking English incorrectly incorrectly.
2013-07-29 06:53:25 PM  
3 votes:
2013-07-29 10:33:54 PM  
2 votes:

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This is an oven, it......
2013-07-29 09:07:20 PM  
2 votes:

puffy999: firsttiger: I went through the same thing when I was in Oregon. The moment I said New York when asked where I was from, I got "why don't you have an accent?" as well as a stupid joke about how I wasn't rude enough to be from NY.

Shut up and get me some steamed hams.
2013-07-29 08:29:32 PM  
2 votes:

emotion_lotion: Man the brits will never get over Dick Van Dyke.

OK we get it, he was bad.

Just let it go.

That's Penis Van Lesbian to you.
2013-07-29 07:42:24 PM  
2 votes:
2013-07-29 07:18:28 PM  
2 votes:
Hey Subby, stop using blaming me for something I did not do!
2013-07-29 06:52:34 PM  
2 votes:
Headrine not velly funny.
2013-07-30 12:12:44 AM  
1 vote:

ArcadianRefugee: ciberido: It's no more "wrong" than, say, ... "I love fish."

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I was thinking of Vladimir Putin.

And yes, there's a Fark thread.
2013-07-29 10:00:15 PM  
1 vote:

WordyGrrl: He'll pick up the local accent he's been making fun of without realizing he's done it and his homies in the UK will laugh and laugh at him.

He still sounds Bri'ish but his homies already mock him for a transatlantic accent.

stellarossa: Now I'm Scottish and she was weaving from posh English to Cockney

You could have gone full Scots-English on her but since you were working a charity event that might have had a detrimental effect.

kg2095: Most of the British are appalling speakers of English

Buddy is from Brighton but is university educated so he has a clear, English accent without it being BBC  English.
2013-07-29 09:36:03 PM  
1 vote:
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2013-07-29 08:53:18 PM  
1 vote:
In the Pacific Northwest, a "Half Rack" is a 12 pack of beer.

/I have nothing to add
//but a halfrack.
2013-07-29 08:51:15 PM  
1 vote:
2013-07-29 08:45:51 PM  
1 vote:
The linked Yale study has this gem from my hometown:

"...and you don't none of y'all work as hard as I do " (Multiple subjects, Negative concord)
2013-07-29 08:21:05 PM  
1 vote:
Linguistics was my favorite class in college. If I thought there was any hope for a career there I'd have switched my major.
2013-07-29 08:07:02 PM  
1 vote:

uknowzit: Guuberre: How all y'all doin'?

all y'all is the plural

Bless your heart!

/Georgia native.
2013-07-29 08:03:04 PM  
1 vote:
When you mock someone's accent, you come off as an idiot. Not because you're being a jerk. It's because you're doing it wrongall ate up.

I fixed it fer ye, Yankee boy.
2013-07-29 07:53:33 PM  
1 vote:

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Oh wow, that's a real German word...
2013-07-29 07:52:02 PM  
1 vote:
Sounds like authentic frontier gibberish to me.
2013-07-29 07:44:52 PM  
1 vote:
I'm from Southeastern MA, Right on the RI border... It's a pretty strong accent. A Boston accent that's more guttural than nasally.

I once worked at a call center for a national student travel agency and nothing made me laugh more than folks from Texas and other parts of the South telling me I had a funny accent.
2013-07-29 07:44:31 PM  
1 vote:
2013-07-29 07:34:26 PM  
1 vote:
Being able to talk with an Australian accent == being an Australian or New Zealander

No wonder Australians are taking over your entertainment industry. Well, there's that and actually receiving a tertiary-level training in drama.
2013-07-29 07:32:03 PM  
1 vote:
I bin a-hootin' and a-hollerin' 'bout this here that it likta give me the vapors.......
2013-07-29 07:23:20 PM  
1 vote:
One southern phrase that hurts my ears is "used to could."

Can you do a split?

Not anymore, but I used to could.

2013-07-29 07:23:13 PM  
1 vote:

BlousyBrown: I have heard the same thing from people about how I don't have an accent. Those people are morans that don't seem to be aware of the entire state that exists above N.Y.C. Jerks

Once I started moving around the state I started picking up a knack for just what exit off the Thruway someone is from. And on Long Island I can usually guess what school district they grew up in or the next one over.

/no such thing as New York accent anymore anyway though
2013-07-29 07:19:01 PM  
1 vote:

gfid: That's funny because when I was younger and told people where I was from, I'd often hear "That's funny, you don't have an accent."  I haven't heard that in a while, not because I've developed an accent, but probably more so that I haven't run across uneducated idiots who thinks everyone has an over-exaggerated accent.

Likewise, as a suburban middle-class kid 20 miles west of Boston, I've heard "I though you'd talk like the Kennedys".
2013-07-29 07:17:11 PM  
1 vote:
Perhaps the author should have brought up those lovable old Brits.  The English butcher English far more thoroughly than any other culture.
2013-07-29 07:03:02 PM  
1 vote:
I were't gun t'go off a'farkin, but then I hankered fer'a nappin' instead. I reckon I'll be regrettin' it later.
2013-07-29 06:52:58 PM  
1 vote:
Stewpid minky
2013-07-29 06:27:32 PM  
1 vote:
Or you're an effing billionaire.
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