When British people try to imitate your accent ( Do I sound like that? SERIOUSLY!?)
Posted on May 20, 2010 by peacefulyorkshire
Hanging out with the English is so much fun, yet there almost indefinitely comes a time during a night out where your American accent is attempted by a Brit. Suddenly, as you are telling a story, you get your American accent parroted back to you by your UK friend(s):
Them: “Hee-low, Iyme Amereycan, aynd Iye lyke yew!” (in the most nasal voice EVER)
You: “Yeah, thanks a lot.”
Them: No hard feelings, just “taking the piss” mate!
Whether you are an American in Yorkshire, London, or Wales, you’ll know what I’m describing. What do you do in these situations? The first option is to get annoyed and/or embarrassed. The second option is to laugh.
Have you ever tried the British accent in a UK group? You’ll likely get laughed at. If they get to do it, well then, so do we!
This phenomenon is only indicative of the American-UK relationship. Can you imagine your Nigerian or Swedish friends doing this? Or you doing it back? Probably not. So join in the fun on something that makes your UK experience differentiated from any other country.
Roll down a fake car window and parrot back in your best Yorkshire accent! “Excuse me Sir, but do you have any Grey Poupon?”
Forensic Spice is one of our newsest guest bloggers and is a Californian now living in Yorkshire.