I'M A CHIMNEY SWEEP, I AM I AM !!!
Gotta admire the stiff upper lip.
"It's not 'fost' it's 'fost'!"
I'm sorry but I actually can't tell the difference in these besides a very slight change in emphasis, and I used to live in england.
In other news, that woman is spot on for Meg Griffin.
That one made me chuckle. It's like the Canadians who always flail their arms and say, "Won't don't say ABOOT! No one says ABOOT. We all say ABOOT (though it is between a-boot and a-boat)!"
"and I used to live in england.", but I guess I'm wrong here, so I'll back down.
'"and I used to live in england.", but I guess I'm wrong here, so I'll back down.' I still do. Unfortunately.
Nope. I'm a New Englander with the standard (correct) neutral American accent.
Also, it's soda, not pop, dammit.
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Uh, way to miss the point. Of course there's no such thing as a British accent, but this still doesn't stop it being used daily for comic effect.
And yes. English people do imitate the ridiculous American British accent all the time.
GOOD LORD, SIR, EVERYTHING'S FUCKED
I thought this was a pretty boring video with a valid point stretched dully over 7 minutes but voted it up because I wanted to see some yanks and limeys have at it
Show em or shut up.
20 going on 45
Oh boy, here comes the linguistics!
The issue here is that the instructor is using a glottal vowel when the British lady thinks it should be velar.
So you make the "a" in "faster" right under the roof of your mouth, not up from the base of your tongue. Change gears to "ou" and move both vowels up a centimeter towards the teeth, and it's the Canadian/American "aboot" "about" issue. Subtle differences you can't put your finger on --- even she can't explain it, just complain --- unless it's different from what you hear every day somehow.
"Subtle differences you can't put your finger on?" The instructor is insidiously training people to talk like Lloyd Grossman.
OOOH AY YOO CALLIN' A PUSSAY!!
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Pass tha sugah, baby, pass tha sugah.
I'm also not a fan of how her impersonation of an american accent is just to make a wrinkly nose fase and nasalize everything.
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