In South Africa we have 11 native languages so its fare to say a large majority of people speak english as a second or third language.I.too speak Afrikaans as my first language and often crack a laugh at my fellow Afrikaners accents.
You should hear my accent, here in northern England there is a diverse number of accents but my county is Cumbria and our accent is a mixture of Norwegian,Scottish, Geordie(North Eastern Accent), and all rolled in together with a touch of Yorkshire and Lancashire accents so its really funny to hear us speak in cumbria
I used to go out with a lady from Cumbria.. She was not only a really hard case (funny) to listen to... But she was really X-Eyed as well She told me that she was determined to marry me 'coz I wasn't a Viking!
But I really struggled with her always asking me to look into her eyes! And in the end it was just too much for me to handle!
You Know.. I can be completely honest with myself today and admit that I really did make a mistake leaving her like that! But Deep Down... when I looked into her eyes... I ALWAYS Felt Like She Was Seeing Someone Else!
Cumbrian women are famous for being the domineering types, am so glad I am gay sometimes because honestly some of them are more scarier than the men and they can fight alot worse than men do.... Sorry if this offends but one night out in Carlisle and you would agree with me when you see the women fight its so frightening because at one time Carlisle got dubbed "Hells Kitchen" and made Cumbria famous for fighting - not a good thing
In NZ, there are quite a few like that too mate.. they aren't women nor guys.. it is freaky 'coz they are really, really dumb, angry and ugly in nature! They tend to binge drink and then start fights with anyone on their own!
I wasn't rubbishing Cumbrian women in my earlier post... I was more describing what it is like looking into the eyes of a X-eyed one! Maybe it was too subtle?
Arent you lucky in south africa If you come over here and see that men are also outnumbered by women in britain too i dont know the correct ratio but its a statistic fact that women outnumber men in UK
It is we even have our own language up here, well sort of like a gaelic we call it West Cumbrian but a Norwegian could understand it as its very closed to it.. sort of relates to when the vikings settled here in Cumbria.
Mind you we get an awful lot of south africans here in Cumbria too, they love our county and some how their accent is kind of being adopted into ours.. I used to work with a south african Lucy from Durban and she had a beautiful accent and I could speak dutch so i could understand a bit of what she was saying in Africaans
I know what you mean, with me being half dutch I pronounce the g in my throat but I can also pronounce the english way too, its so funny though but I love the way south africans speak they always sound so totally chilled too
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