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Old 01-23-2019, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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They possible can until Australia or New Zealand play England at Rugby or Cricket.

There isn't the big sporting rivalry in relation to Canada.
I know.
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Old 01-23-2019, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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For what nationalities can i pass?
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Old 01-23-2019, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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For what nationalities can i pass?
Hey, you look more cool than I thought you would! Just joking...


Seriously though, based on appearance alone you could pass for many nationalities.


With this thread though, I hoped to go further than just appearance, and get into language, accents, cultural cues too.


Can a guy from Eindhoven live in Antwerpen, work with colleagues, socialize with people, etc. without most people taking notice that he's not really from Flanders?
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Old 01-23-2019, 11:27 AM
 
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For what nationalities can i pass?

RUSSIAN!!!

I kid you not.
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Old 01-23-2019, 12:13 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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In California, it is often impossible to tell Mexican Nationals from those born here believe it or not. Many speak good English.
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Old 01-23-2019, 12:18 PM
 
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Canadians in one of the northern states

Mexicans in New Mexico, since people think it isn't a state/part of the US
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Old 01-23-2019, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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In California, it is often impossible to tell Mexican Nationals from those born here believe it or not. Many speak good English.
Yes, I did not expect this and found it surprising.
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Old 01-23-2019, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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RUSSIAN!!!

I kid you not.
Hear this a lot from Asians especially Thais.
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Old 01-23-2019, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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That's not quite what I am looking for, though.


I am wondering if you think that certain Aussies or Kiwis for example can fairly easily pass for a local in England. (Modifying their accent or not.)
Ok, I'm confused.

If they can modify their accent to sound like a local, then the obvious answer is that people are going to assume they are a local. Why wouldn't they?
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Old 01-23-2019, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Ok, I'm confused.

If they can modify their accent to sound like a local, then the obvious answer is that people are going to assume they are a local. Why wouldn't they?
Though there is the question of how easy it is for people to modify their accent to fit in - for some it's not a big deal to erase most cues to their country of origin. That's kinda part of the question I am asking.


Try as they might, the vast majority of Americans couldn't hide their accent to the point where they'd be able to pass for a British person in the UK. (And there are a number of other things that would probably tip people off too.)
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