I want to study in the UK next year(if I do get an acceptance) and it seems like everyone in Britain is kinda against North Americans.. I live in Canada but USA and our culture is basically the same.. and I live 15 minutes away from Detroit, Michigan so I go there like every weekend..for shopping or etc..
In Canada, everyone loves the British accent and we're not really rude about it.. But I see a lot of British people making fun of North American accent, and most people say they don't like it. I saw some threads in TSR about it and many ppl were making fun of our accent and the words we use, and it seems like most don't like them. I also see many British people generalizing that American people are stupid. Why is this? If I do end up studying in the UK, would I get discriminated even a little bit because of this?
We hate Americans in general, not just the accent.
Why do you care? You're Canadian.
i dont personally hate any of the american accents. on fact i love the broad noo yoik accent. chin up mate. you'll be fine!
You're Canadian. Make that very clear, and you won't have a problem with anyone. So long as you're a decent person ofcourse.
It's just what we see of people. The Americans we're exposed to over here, are stupid, sickeningly patriotic rednecks. (What we see of Canadians is just nice, happy, friendly folk. Hence the "make it very clear you're canadian".)
But yeah, a lot of the accents are very irritating. They're just so whiny and nasally usually. And when they're not, they really don't help the whole stupid image with the way they sound.
I have a midatlantic accent and I have no problem with the american accent. Better than a lot of the british regional accents.
If anyone has a problem with your accent it's because they are a retard who needs to get a bit more excitement in their life. Not your fault. I can't see anyone making fun of it, that just takes sadness to the next level. Seriously, it's just pathetic. They shouldn't be at a uni if they are dumb enough to do that.
Don't let that stop you. You'll have an awesome time wherever you go!
If anyone says anything just have a go about our teeth being bad or our general ugliness.
May as well give them back any stick you get and the majority of people who have a go at Americans will be open to criticism anyway.
I don't love it or hate it, but it's a hell alot better than the northern accent you get here in the UK (Liverpudlian and Mancunian mainly) not to forget the ****** accent.
Anyways I love doing the American accent its so much fun!!
It just sounds like background noise, that's my main issue, it sends me to sleep.
Is it bad that I find some American accents quite sexy? (there is more than one type of American accent you know! Much like there are many British accents).
And yeah, WOO CANADA!