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.
At the risk of offending Canadians I thought the accents in 'Fargo', the Cohen Brothers was hilarious.
I've found many here.. don't understand my Kiwi accent... because it requires an ear that listens, before it responds
But When I St-t-t-tut-tut-ter-r.... I'm left thinking "OMG.. What Is Wrong With THEM??"
I do enjoy a beckham occasionally...kinda looks like a tough guy ect. But when he opens his mouth its like a litle english girl haha no offence
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
Well......... waddaya expect?
You guys mated with Vikings!
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?
Haha luckily south africa has the most beautiful women haha with a 1 to 7 male to female ratio haha
Hey calpol, I'm a mancunian. I have recently purchased Dragon naturally speaking and every time I say honey (a recent article I wrote) it dictates horny. This is wrong on so many levels.
lol lol lol!!!!!! lol I love mancunians my cousins are from Bury and their accent is just brill xxx
Bury, that's a broad accent. I was thinking of Peter Kay, but he's Bolton, right? Yeah, we should be proud of our regional accents. xxx
That could get real funny after a few beers with mates haha i
I love accents but they are pretty much against the law here in the US in the national corporate media. It is like the corporate hamburger - the same everywhere. What a waste.
Sounds like when you drunk you not only need a designated driver but a designated talker too haha
I have heard Wyoming accents that are just amazing. Never ever on any media.
I will have to look it up and listen coz I love accents:)
Why I love accents? or why the wyoming accent aint in the media?
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
Yeah its similar but stil tough to follow,..haha the South African english accent though is lovely but the afrikaans can get real funny
Africaans is brilliant especially when they get drunk because when they ask for a cigarette it sounds like they want a SEEGRET but said sharply lol
Yeah coz english you pronounce the g in the middel of your mouth with your voice but afrikaans its out of your throut haha
For me, it's the Northern Irish accent. Every statement sounds like a question...?
Funniest accent is Indian accent. Imagine an old Indian guy trying to say bibbity bobbity booO!
Coolest accent is South African.
South Akricans also make amazing art.
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If you wana survive in SA there's just 3 words man braai,biltong and boerewors haha ul neva go hungry haha
by Kat 13 years ago
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