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Can you fake an accent? If so, what accent can you do?
I'm not really good, but I try to do Australian accents.....
Not to sound conceited, but I'm really good at doing accents (I love foreign languages too). I can do Ghanian (West Africa), Puerto Rican, Italian, English...
I can (and often DO) fake quite a few accents. My girlfriend and I sometimes both lapse into fake Russian. We also do a pretty passable British (both received pronunciation and Cockney). Aussie is pretty easy for me, too. French is sometimes heard in our house, as is "comedy Asian." Sometimes - just for fun - I'll put on a bit of Canadian/UP, but, when I do, I seem to slip into an Irish Brogue.
Come to think of it, I ALWAYS seem to slip into Brogue eventually.
Maybe I'm secretly part Irish and don't know it.
I can do a pretty good British accent (I credit all those years of watching James Bond films) and I can do a mean impression of "Apu" from "The Simpsons" too.
I can fake a pretty stereotypical russian accent, mexican-american accent, nyc, southern gentleman and many accents from the brittish isles.
To use talking to other people, I can have them thinking I'm from one of the southern states even though I'm from Pennsylvania. I can do other accents, but the weird thing is I can't do them without hearing them so I usually do it as I'm singing along with someone singing with an accent.
Actually I cannot spend more than a few minutes with someone with an accent and somehow I taken on the lingo, I've been told I am a natural mimic.
I've no trouble regurgitating an Irish or Scottish Accent, Liverpudlian, Gordie, Welsh and I've been told that I sing my country songs with an American Accent.
I have done a little Acting in the past, used to teach a little drama and role play here and there and as my brother lives in South Africa I was able to offer up a little Afrikaans. Not tried the Australian much but one day maybe.
I love playing around with accents as it helps with dialects in my writing so when I'm watching TV I sometimes try to copy the way people say things which can be good fun - I recently enjoyed watching 'Wild at Heart' (Leopards Den) and loved copying the many accents in that.
I love to tease with a french, spanish or Italian accent...have fun with it, I say.
by itsameanoldscene6 years ago
Will most of the world eventually talk with an American accent?
by T_Diamond7 years ago
I come from Russia, but having lived in New Zealand for almost 10 years, I've lost a lot of my Russian accent. To a point, where people wouldn't mistake me for a foreigner lol. I have a slight accent, but only the very...
by analea6 years ago
I'm from Alabama so my friends pick on me sometimes, and I'm really shy so I get tongue-tied alot, but they're always saying how cute they think it is, especially my northerner guy friends, so I just wanted your opinion...
by musclequest6 years ago
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...
by Pete6 years ago
Why do North Americans think the British accents sound Australian?I get mistaken for an Aussie 95% of the time in Canada and talking to others I don't think it's just me. Are the accents really that similar?
by Nomascus concolor6 years ago
What is the cutest accent?when speaking English
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