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Do you ever pick terrible accents when you go abroad?

After spending 2 years in North America, I was horrified to have a Texan girl tell me the other day that I didn't have an accent.
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(Original post by SamTheMan)
Do you ever pick terrible accents when you go abroad?

After spending 2 years in North America, I was horrified to have a Texan girl tell me the other day that I didn't have an accent.
Lol, I don't think I've ever been in a foreign country long enough for that to happen. The opposite happens I think, I seem to speak more Englishy when I go abroad, for some reason I like people knowing I come from England! I always wear my ENgland football top in foreign countries too
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i picked up an american one after spending time with an american pen pal and speaking to her on the fone all the time plus had an american boyfriend at the time!
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Not when abroad, but I pick up regional accents some times... I've come home with a geordie edge to my accent once, and I was only up there a few days :confused:
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i picked up an american one after spending time with an american pen pal and speaking to her on the fone all the time plus had an american boyfriend at the time!
I knew an English girl who would speak with an American accent and say she watched too many American shows when she was little. She was such an idiot.

What scares me, is that I can't hear anything American when I talk. When I really put one on, I sound like Bill Clinton.
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I knew an English girl who would speak with an American accent and say she watched too many American shows when she was little. She was such an idiot.

What scares me, is that I can't hear anything American when I talk. When I really put one on, I sound like Bill Clinton.
lol wot a crap excuse for an accent.
bill clinton? hmm interesting!
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lol wot a crap excuse for an accent.
bill clinton? hmm interesting!
For some weird reason, I think English people are better at putting on a Southern or Midwest hillbilly accent on than a true New Englander, New York or Californian accent. For example, Jude Law in Cold Mountain (though some Texan people told me his accent wasn't very good).
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For some weird reason, I think English people are better at putting on a Southern or Midwest hillbilly accent on than a true New Englander, New York or Californian accent. For example, Jude Law in Cold Mountain (though some Texan people told me his accent wasn't very good).
the only word i can say in a new york ish accent is coffee....mayb its more a brooklyn accent. i think english people sound pretty ridiculous wen they put on american accents tho but americans just sound sweet wen they say things in an english accent. wen i went to new york this guy was like "alrite mate" in a cockney londoner accent and it was so cute lol
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When I go to Ireland, I sometimes say things in a bit of an Irish way for a while afterwards. Also, after hanging out with my Essex friends for so long - even though I had no trace of an Essex accent before, I did a little afterwards. Trying to get rid of it...
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the only word i can say in a new york ish accent is coffee....mayb its more a brooklyn accent. i think english people sound pretty ridiculous wen they put on american accents tho but americans just sound sweet wen they say things in an english accent. wen i went to new york this guy was like "alrite mate" in a cockney londoner accent and it was so cute lol
in Boston, it sounds like "corfee". Yeh I agree about the English putting on American accents on... quite pathetic.
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my twin brother always goes really scottish abroad, wheras i go slightly more scouse. last week me and my mate in corfu pretended to be proper scallies all week (well when we were drunk), was funny stuff

lou xxx
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i said bath instead of barth. i was so ashamed
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Yea, I went to France for a week and ended up speaking with a dutch accent :rolleyes: lol
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i said bath instead of barth. i was so ashamed
Where did you say that?
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i said bath instead of barth. i was so ashamed
lol. i would never say barth. or grarss. but hey us northerners are common.

lou xxx
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Where did you say that?
in Lancarrrsta
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I went to this resisdential thing for 3 days and ended up speaking differently because of all the london lads, but now when I'm on the phone to them they sound very different!

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in Lancarrrsta
Actually, that is one of the few names where I do say Lancaster!

But it is still Barrth though!
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I went to this resisdential thing for 3 days and ended up speaking differently because of all the london lads, but now when I'm on the phone to them they sound very different!

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Do you ever pick terrible accents when you go abroad?

After spending 2 years in North America, I was horrified to have a Texan girl tell me the other day that I didn't have an accent.
Well, I might come back from japan with a weird accent.
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