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Old 02-13-2017, 09:10 AM
 
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Had me ded



I think they did awesomely. But, we certainly seem stupid to the UK that's for sure.

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Old 02-13-2017, 11:17 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I've seen Brits hold their nose to imitate the nasally American accent that they think we all have.
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Old 02-13-2017, 11:24 AM
 
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I've seen Brits hold their nose to imitate the nasally American accent that they think we all have.
Simple to imitate Americans really because you just take a Standard English, make it rhotic, and add a slight Irish intonation.
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Old 02-13-2017, 11:27 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Professional actors do American accent really well. Amateur actors always sound like John Wayne.
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Old 02-13-2017, 11:38 AM
 
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Professional actors do American accent really well. Amateur actors always sound like John Wayne.
Well yeah but most Americans probably suck at sounding English regardless of training. Which is kind of sad.
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Old 02-13-2017, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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Well yeah but most Americans probably suck at sounding English regardless of training. Which is kind of sad.
I think it's because in England diglossia is a normal thing - you learn to talk more "RP" when in formal settings, but use your own local dialect at home. In contrast, in the U.S. we pretty much keep the accent of our youth as a badge of pride through our entire life.
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Old 02-13-2017, 12:06 PM
 
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I think it's because in England diglossia is a normal thing - you learn to talk more "RP" when in formal settings, but use your own local dialect at home. In contrast, in the U.S. we pretty much keep the accent of our youth as a badge of pride through our entire life.
I don't know about that. I think it has more to do with the fact that American influence today is much stronger. I mean we literally are all over the world not just through military bases but also through media. We don't need colonies.

Plus I am not sure that someone's accent is fully shaped in their youth.
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Old 02-13-2017, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Most of those were awful.
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Old 02-13-2017, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Pretty bad-although I'm sure most Americans imitating Brits would sound worse.
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Old 02-13-2017, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Those were hilarious.
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