Thursday, July 04, 2013

U.S.-U.K. "Special Relationship"

As the Fourth of July winds down and we remember the United States' Declaration of Independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain in 1776, let's take a moment to consider how British accents sound to Americans and how American accents sound to the Brits.


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Is it any wonder your two nations haven't always seen eye to eye?

You can't understand what the feck you're saying to one another!

Signed,

A Canadian, eh?

21 comments:

  1. I have to admit to turning on the closed captioning when watching Alan Titchmarsh's Ground Force in order to understand some of his crew.

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    1. LX: I haven’t watched “Ground Force” in ages but if his crew hails from the same place as Alan Titchmarsh, you’ll need to consult my Yorkshire-English dictionary.

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  2. y'all sound like goofier minnesotans, so don't get
    too excited about yourself miss thingy.

    ya bahkin' up the wrong tree.

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    1. NORMA: A tree with so many rings I’ve lost count.

      How many candles were on your birthday cake?

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    2. that arizona wildfire?

      my cake.

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    3. Did someone mention CAKE?

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  3. The whole world should speak with a New York accent....

    Eh? (pronounced with a NY accent.)

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    1. WALLY: Are you referring to New York City or New York State?

      Because I have a friend in New York State with a Hudson Valley accent.

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  4. It's all bubble and squeak to me....
    Sx

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    1. MISS SCARLET: Or Cheesy Wotsits.

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  5. That was swurrrl. Poor Alison Becks, a girl in our class at school was forced to wear an elastic band around her wrist by the teacher and everytime she said something that sounded American, like 'yeah' instead of 'yes' she was forced to give herself a hard twang with it. I can hear the teacher now, telling her to stretch it, a bit more... MORE! It gave me a thrill like no other.

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    1. MITZI: I may use that elastic band idea every time one of you commits an infraction on the Banned By Infomaniac list.

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  6. Stewth!


    Signed,

    An Aussie.

    Cobber.

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    1. UTE: None of us; Brit, American OR Canadian can understand you Aussie Bitches.

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  7. I, for one, would like to say, am embarrassed to no end when my fellow Americans beat their chests after and chant "USA, USA..." as if to believe that they are loyal to this country and proud of their nation. They are, usually and if fact, shit faced drunk and and fans of Toby Keith.

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    1. COOKIE: What are YOU doing here?

      Didn't I ban you for offensive footwear?

      You're temporarily forgiven thanks to your comment, above.

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  8. God save the Duchess' Bald Vagina!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. They aren't Franconian.

    Poor sods.

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  10. I am often found "dingdongling a fresh todger", don't you know? Jx

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