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(Daily Express)   Sheena Easton looks good for fifty-seven, but her fake accent left many people wondering what she's thinking   ( express.co.uk) divider line
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2017-03-17 09:18:05 AM  
She does look pretty damn decent for a woman in her mid fifties. But living in the States has done a number on her accent.

America: we're the root beer of any float of cultures...
 
2017-03-17 09:47:34 AM  

hubiestubert: She does look pretty damn decent for a woman in her mid fifties. But living in the States has done a number on her accent.

America: we're the root beer of any float of cultures...


This.  She's been a dual citizen since 1992, and I'm pretty sure she's been living mostly in the US since then.  You live somewhere for 25 years, it's going to affect your accent.
 
2017-03-17 09:48:47 AM  
I have that same problem. Lived in the UK for most of the first half of my life, the US for the second half. My British friends think I sound American now, while American strangers routinely ask me if I know their cousin's friend in Bournemouth.

So I really don't know why the Express is making a thing out of this, other than as an excuse to run old pics of Sheena. Which, now that I come to type it....
 
2017-03-17 10:24:33 AM  
img.fark.net

She got Sonny Crockett to settle down....for a little bit anyway...
 
2017-03-17 10:27:44 AM  

dittybopper: hubiestubert: She does look pretty damn decent for a woman in her mid fifties. But living in the States has done a number on her accent.

America: we're the root beer of any float of cultures...

This.  She's been a dual citizen since 1992, and I'm pretty sure she's been living mostly in the US since then.  You live somewhere for 25 years, it's going to affect your accent.


How do you explain Madonna picking up an accent within 25 days of being married to Guy Ritchie, then?

Seriously, though:  as I recall, her original accent was quite identifiably Scottish, but not thickly so, and
while its softened, its still there (though it also sounds like she's living in and around Chicago too).
 
2017-03-17 10:29:09 AM  
Pour a couple of drinks in her. It'll come back.
 
2017-03-17 10:30:24 AM  
You can tell when Gillian Anderson has spent a great amount of time in the UK, when she picks up/reverts to a British accent. When she did the X-Files miniseries, the British accent was slowly replaced by an American accent.

/hey, what's Kate McKinnon doing in my bunk?
 
2017-03-17 10:45:33 AM  

dittybopper: hubiestubert: She does look pretty damn decent for a woman in her mid fifties. But living in the States has done a number on her accent.

America: we're the root beer of any float of cultures...

This.  She's been a dual citizen since 1992, and I'm pretty sure she's been living mostly in the US since then.  You live somewhere for 25 years, it's going to affect your accent.


She sounds very much like a couple of Scottish expats I know. I'm assuming if an American lived in Scotland for a few decades something similar would happen.
 
2017-03-17 11:01:21 AM  

Is no one's memory greater than 10 years? She took voice lessons over 20 years ago to ditch the Scottish accent for more acting roles in the U.S.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1ehSQm6p6c

 
2017-03-17 11:02:41 AM  
In the early 80s her Scots accent was so thick you could cut it with a knife.
 
2017-03-17 11:13:41 AM  
So this isn't Sheena E?
 
2017-03-17 11:18:29 AM  
cdn.meme.am
 
2017-03-17 11:19:23 AM  

JolobinSmokin: So this isn't Sheena E?


are you thinking Sheila e?
robshanahan.com
 
2017-03-17 11:23:39 AM  

TheraTx: JolobinSmokin: So this isn't Sheena E?

are you thinking Sheila e?
[robshanahan.com image 529x673]


YES!
 
2017-03-17 11:28:20 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: You can tell when Gillian Anderson has spent a great amount of time in the UK, when she picks up/reverts to a British accent. When she did the X-Files miniseries, the British accent was slowly replaced by an American accent.

/hey, what's Kate McKinnon doing in my bunk?


I think Gillian Anderson spent most of her elementary school years in England.
 
2017-03-17 11:31:51 AM  

dittybopper: You live somewhere for 25 years, it's going to affect your accent.



i remember hearing Chrissie Hynde on some podcast a few years ago.  i guess she lives in or spends (or at hte time did, at least) a shiatload of time in the UK.  so she's was constantly saying the "djaknowhutimean?", and adding that "R" to words that end in voweld "I don't really miss Americ-err, djaknowhutimean?" and in general, clearly mining an english affect.  it was clear the english accent had rubbed off.
 
2017-03-17 11:33:46 AM  

rickythepenguin: dittybopper: You live somewhere for 25 years, it's going to affect your accent.


i remember hearing Chrissie Hynde on some podcast a few years ago.  i guess she lives in or spends (or at hte time did, at least) a shiatload of time in the UK.  so she's was constantly saying the "djaknowhutimean?", and adding that "R" to words that end in voweld "I don't really miss Americ-err, djaknowhutimean?" and in general, clearly mining an english affect.  it was clear the english accent had rubbed off.


As I recall, while she is from Ohio, she moved to England in her early 20s to try to make it as a musician,
and yes, her accent is one of the most interesting mash ups of dialects I've ever heard.
 
2017-03-17 11:43:12 AM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: [img.fark.net image 630x410]

She got Sonny Crockett to settle down....for a little bit anyway...



Those later seasons were awful, though.

IMHO, the show "jumped the shark" when they blew up the Daytona with a stinger missile at the beginning of season three.

/First two seasons were awesome.
 
2017-03-17 11:45:42 AM  

hubiestubert: She does look pretty damn decent for a woman in her mid fifties. But living in the States has done a number on her accent.

America: we're the root beer of any float of cultures...


I would Juice her Newton
 
2017-03-17 11:47:10 AM  
I remember seeing these ads for her show in Vegas....probably 12 years ago give or take...hot damn:

img.fark.net
 
2017-03-17 11:53:12 AM  

The_Sponge: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: [img.fark.net image 630x410]

She got Sonny Crockett to settle down....for a little bit anyway...


Those later seasons were awful, though.

IMHO, the show "jumped the shark" when they blew up the Daytona with a stinger missile at the beginning of season three.

/First two seasons were awesome.


3 wasn't bad...it started coming off the rails in 4 mostly because of the Easton storyline (zzzzzz).  5 is a downright crime against nature
 
2017-03-17 12:01:26 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: The_Sponge: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: [img.fark.net image 630x410]

She got Sonny Crockett to settle down....for a little bit anyway...


Those later seasons were awful, though.

IMHO, the show "jumped the shark" when they blew up the Daytona with a stinger missile at the beginning of season three.

/First two seasons were awesome.

3 wasn't bad...it started coming off the rails in 4 mostly because of the Easton storyline (zzzzzz).  5 is a downright crime against nature


Poor Zito.  :-(
 
2017-03-17 12:05:50 PM  
If I understand this correctly, she is currently in a musical, right?  Wouldn't it stand to reason that she should be practicing her American accent anyway?

Also...  A surprising number of Brits are on TV right now doing American accents, and you likely don't even notice.  Hell, half the cast of The Walking Dead are British (Morgan surprised the hell out of me).  Or, how about Rose from Two and a Half Men?  Or Hugh Laurie on House...

I'm sure there are others.  They just come to mind right away.
 
2017-03-17 12:07:40 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: The_Sponge: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: [img.fark.net image 630x410]

She got Sonny Crockett to settle down....for a little bit anyway...


Those later seasons were awful, though.

IMHO, the show "jumped the shark" when they blew up the Daytona with a stinger missile at the beginning of season three.

/First two seasons were awesome.

3 wasn't bad...it started coming off the rails in 4 mostly because of the Easton storyline (zzzzzz).  5 is a downright crime against nature


Yeah, loved seasons 1 - 3.  Pretty good, if stylistic, procedural.  I would get it on Bluray/DVD, but from what I understand it doesn't have the original music.  That's like replacing one of the actors with crappy CGI.
 
2017-03-17 12:11:16 PM  

The_Sponge: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: The_Sponge: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: [img.fark.net image 630x410]

She got Sonny Crockett to settle down....for a little bit anyway...


Those later seasons were awful, though.

IMHO, the show "jumped the shark" when they blew up the Daytona with a stinger missile at the beginning of season three.

/First two seasons were awesome.

3 wasn't bad...it started coming off the rails in 4 mostly because of the Easton storyline (zzzzzz).  5 is a downright crime against nature

Poor Zito.  :-(


farkkkkkk that was harsh.

Poor Switek

miami vice - switek finds zito dead (steve winwood ~ there's a river)
Youtube SEednRorKmU
 
2017-03-17 12:18:37 PM  
I'd spend the night inside her sugar walls.
 
2017-03-17 12:19:37 PM  
img.fark.net
Loved her accent in this
 
2017-03-17 12:21:46 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: The_Sponge: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: The_Sponge: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: [img.fark.net image 630x410]

She got Sonny Crockett to settle down....for a little bit anyway...


Those later seasons were awful, though.

IMHO, the show "jumped the shark" when they blew up the Daytona with a stinger missile at the beginning of season three.

/First two seasons were awesome.

3 wasn't bad...it started coming off the rails in 4 mostly because of the Easton storyline (zzzzzz).  5 is a downright crime against nature

Poor Zito.  :-(

farkkkkkk that was harsh.

Poor Switek

[iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/SEednRorKmU - 480x360]


Noooooo!  Why did you post that?  What's next, you're going to post the moment when the Daytona died?

:-(
 
2017-03-17 12:23:03 PM  

RyansPrivates: Yeah, loved seasons 1 - 3. Pretty good, if stylistic, procedural. I would get it on Bluray/DVD, but from what I understand it doesn't have the original music. That's like replacing one of the actors with crappy CGI.



Waaaaa?  I bought the DVDs back in 2004/2005, and they had the original music.
 
2017-03-17 12:34:43 PM  

Colour_out_of_Space: Loved her accent in this


Thinking the same!
 
2017-03-17 12:41:07 PM  
I think peak Sheena Easton was her fitness commercial:

SHEENA EASTON DO IT!
Youtube Grs6k-jt13g
 
2017-03-17 12:41:38 PM  
We are America. Your linguistic and Glaswegian distinctiveness will be added to our own. Resistance is futile.

thestandard.co.zw
 
2017-03-17 12:46:46 PM  
Something something Sugar Walls.
 
2017-03-17 12:48:59 PM  

hubiestubert: She does look pretty damn decent for a woman in her mid fifties. But living in the States has done a number on her accent.

America: we're the root beer of any float of cultures...


I'm trying to wrap my head around your explanation, but apparently I'm still just too baffled by her accent. It's baffling.
 
2017-03-17 12:52:33 PM  

dittybopper: it's going to affect your accent


I see what you did there?
 
2017-03-17 12:53:49 PM  
Actually, that's a wicked reach.  Nevermind!
 
2017-03-17 01:00:54 PM  

TheraTx: JolobinSmokin: So this isn't Sheena E?

are you thinking Sheila e?
[robshanahan.com image 529x673]


Is this like a Bill Pullman/Paxton thing?
 
2017-03-17 01:02:23 PM  

durbnpoisn: If I understand this correctly, she is currently in a musical, right?  Wouldn't it stand to reason that she should be practicing her American accent anyway?

Also...  A surprising number of Brits are on TV right now doing American accents, and you likely don't even notice.  Hell, half the cast of The Walking Dead are British (Morgan surprised the hell out of me).  Or, how about Rose from Two and a Half Men?  Or Hugh Laurie on House...

I'm sure there are others.  They just come to mind right away.


CORAL!

That's because most Brits putting on American accents take on some Southern or country bumpkin role and nobody seems to care.   Some of the dialog in Black Hawk Down is brutal.   Nobody can pronounce Seargent Eversmann without choking.   Orlando Bloom foamed at the mouth.
 
2017-03-17 01:10:00 PM  

Mississippi Mud: We are America. Your linguistic and Glaswegian distinctiveness will be added to our own. Resistance is futile.

[www.thestandard.co.zw image 640x426]


I dunno man, a weegie accent is pretty hard to shake.
 
2017-03-17 01:12:48 PM  
"if yer late agin, tha boss says he'll putcha on daily sign in"
 
2017-03-17 01:15:41 PM  
 
2017-03-17 01:18:56 PM  
She still got the look. It musta took a whole hour just to make up her face, though
 
2017-03-17 01:29:11 PM  

Metastatic Capricorn: I think peak Sheena Easton was her fitness commercial:

[iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/Grs6k-jt13g - 480x360]


Abs.........

BRB
 
2017-03-17 01:33:23 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: How do you explain Madonna picking up an accent within 25 days of being married to Guy Ritchie, then?


Madonna has always picked up accents quickly. She's from Michigan (and yes, we have an accent here) and yet once she was in New York she started sounding like a New Yorker within a few weeks by all accounts (and never switched back to the Michigan accent again). She moved to England, lived with a British husband, and yes-- She picked up his accent rather quickly. Some of us do that.

I can't watch an episode of any British, Welsh, Scottish, English, or Irish show without picking up the accent. If I hear a Russian accent for more than an hour, I'll pick it up.

People say "oh, Madonna was faking it!" and that's really assuming a lot. If you're speaking with an accent, and it's the only accent you're using (i.e. not slipping back into your "native" accent), then how is it "fake"? You've picked it up. That what you DO with accents and regional dialect. You adopt it and speak it because it's what's around you.

Some of us can also play a tune on our instrument of choice after hearing it one or twice, or hear a note or song being sung and match it perfectly; People like Madonna, or Sheena Easton, for example.

In other words, people who are inclined toward music and language DO pick up accents and dialects quickly because it's in their very nature. Calling them "fake" is like calling the guy who picks up a baseball bat for the first time and hits several home runs "fake" because he didn't practice or grow up playing baseball in his home country. It's a natural talent, and what would be "fake" is if he tried NOT to hit those home runs because other baseball players resent him never having picked up a bat before.

When it's any other talent, people are happy to see someone who is a natural at it. Fixing cars, sports, computers, driving, juggling, even comedy... But when it's an accent, some of you people get all pissy about someone taking to it quickly, as if it's some sort of insult or affectation that offends you. That's just irrational.

I guarantee you if you drop me in London for 25 days, I'll be speaking like a native. The same would apply if you dumped me in South Carolina, Texas, California, Canada (though, honestly, the Michigan accent isn't far off from Canadian), or New York. Within a month I'd not only sound like the rest of the people there, but I'd be using local words more frequently, too (though not as much. I tend to pick the word I like better anyway, thus my tendency to be one of the only people from Michigan who insists on saying "soda" instead of "pop", because I think "pop" sounds dumb. But at least I don't call all soft drinks "cokes" like down south. Ugh.)

Seriously, of all the things you could pick on Madonna for, this is the weakest and most baseless choice. If you want to trash her, pick on her tendency to flop her granny bags out even though we're no longer really interested in seeing them these days.

However, don't bag on her for calling Bay City a "stinky little town in Michigan" because she was 100% right. Bay City is a bad-smelling place thanks to the sugar beet processing plant. It's rancid. Anyone who denies it is lying.
 
2017-03-17 01:35:52 PM  
Her accent hasn't changed much since the early 90s.

Here's another from 1993.

Even in 1981, it would seem her Scottish accent wasn't terribly thick.
 
2017-03-17 01:37:06 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: [img.fark.net image 630x410]

She got Sonny Crockett to settle down....for a little bit anyway...


The episode following this one was filmed at my house.  Easton's motor home was parked in my driveway and I spent a lot of time gazing upon her nakedness while I peeped through the bushes.

Paid good too!
 
2017-03-17 01:46:24 PM  

Turbo Cojones: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: [img.fark.net image 630x410]

She got Sonny Crockett to settle down....for a little bit anyway...

The episode following this one was filmed at my house.  Easton's motor home was parked in my driveway and I spent a lot of time gazing upon her nakedness while I peeped through the bushes.

Paid good too!


Waaaaaaaaa?????
 
2017-03-17 01:49:27 PM  

Turbo Cojones: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: [img.fark.net image 630x410]

She got Sonny Crockett to settle down....for a little bit anyway...

The episode following this one was filmed at my house.  Easton's motor home was parked in my driveway and I spent a lot of time gazing upon her nakedness while I peeped through the bushes.

Paid good too!


img.fark.net
 
2017-03-17 01:55:53 PM  

WilderKWight: DjangoStonereaver: How do you explain Madonna picking up an accent within 25 days of being married to Guy Ritchie, then?

Madonna has always picked up accents quickly. She's from Michigan (and yes, we have an accent here) and yet once she was in New York she started sounding like a New Yorker within a few weeks by all accounts (and never switched back to the Michigan accent again). She moved to England, lived with a British husband, and yes-- She picked up his accent rather quickly. Some of us do that.

I can't watch an episode of any British, Welsh, Scottish, English, or Irish show without picking up the accent. If I hear a Russian accent for more than an hour, I'll pick it up.

People say "oh, Madonna was faking it!" and that's really assuming a lot. If you're speaking with an accent, and it's the only accent you're using (i.e. not slipping back into your "native" accent), then how is it "fake"? You've picked it up. That what you DO with accents and regional dialect. You adopt it and speak it because it's what's around you.

Some of us can also play a tune on our instrument of choice after hearing it one or twice, or hear a note or song being sung and match it perfectly; People like Madonna, or Sheena Easton, for example.

In other words, people who are inclined toward music and language DO pick up accents and dialects quickly because it's in their very nature. Calling them "fake" is like calling the guy who picks up a baseball bat for the first time and hits several home runs "fake" because he didn't practice or grow up playing baseball in his home country. It's a natural talent, and what would be "fake" is if he tried NOT to hit those home runs because other baseball players resent him never having picked up a bat before.

When it's any other talent, people are happy to see someone who is a natural at it. Fixing cars, sports, computers, driving, juggling, even comedy... But when it's an accent, some of you people get all pissy about someone taking to it quickly, ...


All good and valid points (hell, I experience the same 'viral accent' phenomena if I'm around my Irish
relations for any length of time), but in the specific case of Madonna's accent while she was married to
Guy Ritchie, I have to wonder if it wasn't a conscious putting on of airs on her part if only because the
accent she had was (as I recall) very much an upper class/posh one, whereas Guy Ritchie's accent is
not at all that way.

And I can only assume that she lost the accent in the divorce given the speed with which it disappeared.
 
2017-03-17 02:18:07 PM  
Her accent has hybridised from moving. Mine isn't too far off where hers is for the same reason, though I think less pronounced. But it has shifted. Though I have been careful to avoid the most egregious influence of the Philadelphia drawl. I do not drink wooder from a fown'in.
 
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