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(Daily Star)   Linguist says mocking accents should be a crime. Zis eez why we cannot have zee nice things, no?   (dailystar.co.uk) divider line 150
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2014-07-09 07:08:46 AM
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2014-07-09 09:23:29 AM
Ya! See-gar-ets! Ya! Uh...My hovercraft is full of eels.
 
2014-07-09 10:40:44 AM
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2014-07-09 10:42:34 AM
yay! more things to be offended about!!!
 
2014-07-09 10:42:54 AM
Mocking accents is an English tradition, presumably because the English have so many accents to mock.
 
2014-07-09 10:44:10 AM
Yeah, okay. Don't hold your breath fella.
 
2014-07-09 10:46:30 AM
I bet that guy has the worst road rage ever.
 
2014-07-09 10:46:44 AM
Can we discriminate against linguists? That could be fun.
 
2014-07-09 10:47:04 AM
if i were Chinese, I'd call the author a plick!!
 
2014-07-09 10:47:43 AM
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2014-07-09 10:47:44 AM
Ah yes, but was this linguist exceptionally sneaky?
 
2014-07-09 10:48:15 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2014-07-09 10:49:12 AM
Oi m8, a chav nicked me mobile
 
2014-07-09 10:49:27 AM
I ain't agin it.
 
2014-07-09 10:49:28 AM
You could even die because of it . This guy one time was at a hotdog eating contest and tried to do a Barney Frank impression , well he ended up choking to death on a wiener .
 
2014-07-09 10:49:39 AM
Looks like an arts major. Not very cunning. For a linguist.
 
2014-07-09 10:49:51 AM
He isn't much of a linguist. If he were, he would know that some people with a native accent - e.g. German - who learn French, may naturally speak it with a more Spanish accent.
 
2014-07-09 10:50:12 AM
I find that imitating accents helps me learn a language. I mean, if you are going to try to speak French without a French accent, they're probably going to be even more offended.
 
2014-07-09 10:50:19 AM
Yes, because what the world needs is to criminalize more things. We don't have enough of that.

/Wait, is sarcasm a crime?
 
2014-07-09 10:51:12 AM
Yup, Lurleen and me was a-gonna git us a couple of doctoruts in that there nukyulur  fizzics, but them perfessers done failed us becuz of are accents.
 
2014-07-09 10:51:54 AM
I'd let him be a cunning linguist on my vagina if you know what I mean and I think you do.
 
2014-07-09 10:52:31 AM
well, i think putting ketchup on a steak should be a crime. that's worse than mocking an accent, it's downright ruining a national treasure.
 
2014-07-09 10:53:11 AM
In kaybek we play okki on heisse.
 
2014-07-09 10:53:38 AM
The linguist said people with an accent often felt like "fakes" as they tried to "posh up" when talking.

If Southerners didn't want to feel like fakes then they shouldn't have let their lousy schools come to symbolize their culture.  Now they have to suppress their own accents to be taken seriously while Tawmmy from Quinzee pahks the cah in the Hahvad Yahd with impunity.

Tough break.
 
2014-07-09 10:53:46 AM
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HATE CRIIIIIIIIME!
 
2014-07-09 10:53:54 AM
"My point is illustrated by an Ofsted inspector who told a Cumbrian teacher working in a Berkshire school to sound 'more southern'."

Wail kiss mah grits.
 
2014-07-09 10:54:16 AM
Is he cunning?

How bout we just mock linguists Dr. Douchebag?
Worthless piece of no contribution to society.
Linguist, isn't that lower than a Liberal Arts dropout?
 
2014-07-09 10:54:22 AM
Prisoner#1 I'm doin' time cause I killed a guy.

Prisoner#2 I'm doing time because I said, "I'll take a wee bit more tea guhvna."
 
2014-07-09 10:54:55 AM

Dave and the Mission: Ah yes, but was this linguist exceptionally sneaky?


I get it !
 
2014-07-09 10:55:11 AM
Does it ever bother anyone else that whenever someone does mock a German accent, they constantly use the word "zee" to replace the word "the"?

In German, "Sie" means "you", not "the".  When someone says "sprechen Sie Deutsch?", they are asking if YOU speak German.  Not "Speak the German?"
 
2014-07-09 10:55:38 AM

RottenEggs: You could even die because of it . This guy one time was at a hotdog eating contest and tried to do a Barney Frank impression , well he ended up choking to death on a wiener .


That is SO bad, but SO funny!
 
2014-07-09 10:55:57 AM
Recently I was conducting job interviews for an open position in my department. I had a couple candidates who were qualified on paper-- plenty of experience, the right training and certifications and so forth. When I brought them in for the first round of interviews it was over minutes after they started speaking. Some of them had thick, local Boston accents. Horribly grating. You can be the smartest person in the area but with an accent like that, you end up sounding horribly dumb an uneducated.

So maybe this guy has a point?  No, no he doesn't. I'll go right on filtering those people out, especially when it comes to customer / client-facing positions.
 
2014-07-09 10:56:14 AM
What does his French model boyfriend say?

/uh, oui
 
2014-07-09 10:56:36 AM

Vixen_Pot: I'd let him be a cunning linguist on my vagina if you know what I mean and I think you do.


Read your lips in many clever ways?
 
2014-07-09 10:57:43 AM
Somewhere a Frank Caliendo is shedding a tier.
 
2014-07-09 10:58:09 AM
This is just going to mean hookers being paid more to fake a German accent.
 
2014-07-09 10:59:32 AM
Cumbrian teacher?  Is that Asian for "Columbian"?
 
2014-07-09 11:00:29 AM
All you east-coasters and southerners droping your "R"s sound stupid.

An Y'all. Come on now. You went to school. you know that is not a word.
 
2014-07-09 11:00:57 AM
I never understood why we can be all "Jaaa, dis is Schwartzenegger, and jooo need to life zee weights." but if you mock a...well, not white person's accent; it's on baby.
 
2014-07-09 11:01:17 AM

WinoRhino: Recently I was conducting job interviews for an open position in my department. I had a couple candidates who were qualified on paper-- plenty of experience, the right training and certifications and so forth. When I brought them in for the first round of interviews it was over minutes after they started speaking. Some of them had thick, local Boston accents. Horribly grating. You can be the smartest person in the area but with an accent like that, you end up sounding horribly dumb an uneducated.

So maybe this guy has a point?  No, no he doesn't. I'll go right on filtering those people out, especially when it comes to customer / client-facing positions.


Sounds as if those folks dodged a bullet.
 
2014-07-09 11:01:18 AM

durbnpoisn: Does it ever bother anyone else that whenever someone does mock a German accent, they constantly use the word "zee" to replace the word "the"?

In German, "Sie" means "you", not "the".  When someone says "sprechen Sie Deutsch?", they are asking if YOU speak German.  Not "Speak the German?"


No, that doesn't bother me. I haf zee sense of humor.
 
2014-07-09 11:01:22 AM

WinoRhino: with an accent like that, you end up sounding horribly dumb an uneducated.


Bingo.

Either communicate professionally or sell Beah at the Pahk.
 
2014-07-09 11:01:53 AM

Cold_Sassy: RottenEggs: You could even die because of it . This guy one time was at a hotdog eating contest and tried to do a Barney Frank impression , well he ended up choking to death on a wiener .

That is SO bad, but SO funny!


Barney Frank is gay.
 
2014-07-09 11:01:55 AM

durbnpoisn: Does it ever bother anyone else that whenever someone does mock a German accent, they constantly use the word "zee" to replace the word "the"?

In German, "Sie" means "you", not "the".  When someone says "sprechen Sie Deutsch?", they are asking if YOU speak German.  Not "Speak the German?"


They're not using the German word for "the", they're making fun of how Germans pronounce the word "the" when speaking English.
 
2014-07-09 11:03:56 AM

Rapmaster2000: Cold_Sassy: RottenEggs: You could even die because of it . This guy one time was at a hotdog eating contest and tried to do a Barney Frank impression , well he ended up choking to death on a wiener .

That is SO bad, but SO funny!

Barney Frank is gay.


You got it.
 
2014-07-09 11:05:14 AM
My wife is not a native English speaker and she is self conscious of her accent, which I both like very much and gently tease her about. Of course, she laughs her head off at the way I pronounce a lot of stuff in her language, so I'd say we are even.
 
2014-07-09 11:05:56 AM

Cold_Sassy: Rapmaster2000: Cold_Sassy: RottenEggs: You could even die because of it . This guy one time was at a hotdog eating contest and tried to do a Barney Frank impression , well he ended up choking to death on a wiener .

That is SO bad, but SO funny!

Barney Frank is gay.

You got it.


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2014-07-09 11:07:00 AM

SonOfSpam


"My point is illustrated by an Ofsted inspector who told a Cumbrian teacher working in a Berkshire school to sound 'more southern'."

Wail kiss mah grits.


Fun fact: in UK the posh folks are in the south and the oiks are up t' north.
 
2014-07-09 11:09:01 AM

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After three dings.

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2014-07-09 11:09:12 AM

Prof. Frink: Vixen_Pot: I'd let him be a cunning linguist on my vagina if you know what I mean and I think you do.

Read your lips in many clever ways?


As long as he's able to communicate with the little man on the boat ;)
 
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