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post #31 of 41
I'll bet you $20 she was a California Blonde! Not to disparage blonde women out there. But California blondes are known to be a bit ditzy!
post #32 of 41
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I'll bet you $20 she was a California Blonde! Not to disparage blonde women out there. But California blondes are known to be a bit ditzy!
She was actually Asian-American.
post #33 of 41
If I listen really close, I can now tell the accent of an Englishman from an Australian man. But you have to listen

Reminds me of the time I got to talk to a Chinese guy who was living in Perth. I'm used to Chinese/Orientals with their accents here, but to put an Australian accent and a Chinese guy together was sooooo funny.
post #34 of 41
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She was actually Asian-American.
but she probably had a blonde soul...
post #35 of 41
I am a softie for the South African accent - it has a lovely softness to it that gets to me.
post #36 of 41
Sometimes you just gotta laugh.
When I was back in NZ in Feb/March, I got asked where in the States I was from! Ummm, I'm from NZ....
Hey Sarah, say "feesh and cheeps" for us!
post #37 of 41
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If I listen really close, I can now tell the accent of an Englishman from an Australian man. But you have to listen
An Englishman from which part of England though
post #38 of 41
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I'll bet you $20 she was a California Blonde! Not to disparage blonde women out there. But California blondes are known to be a bit ditzy!
Good thing I am not blonde or I would take offense to this! But I know blondes in EVERY state tend to be ditzy.

Anyhow, where I work I have to deal with people speaking in different accents all the time. One time, one person was speaking so fast, I couldn't understand a word she said. I think it was a middle eastern accent, but I don't remember. I asked her to slow down, she took a deep breath and started speaking ever faster!!! I never did know what she wanted! She finally hung up in frustration, but at least I tried. If she had only slowed down.
post #39 of 41
We have an older patient at work who is English and I love talking to him!!!! He's very friendly and between the accents and saying words like jolly good, right-o, etc, he's a hoot!

My step-grandparents are from Puerto Rico, but my step-grandmother has some Mongolian in her, so she's a little different skin tone and has more Asian eyes. Her English is OK, but not the greatest. One time she was at the doctor's office and my step-grandpa started to tell her in Spanish what the doctor had said, and the doctor interrupted him and said he could talk directly to her and started talking to her in I believe it was Chinese! Poor man!

I think I'm used to hearing accents now though. Between my step-grandparents, my pastor (who is from New Zealand) and knowing other people from places like St Thomas and Nigeria, hearing accents has become just a norm now.
post #40 of 41
That is great
I recently learned that in England fries are called chips,
Chips are called crisps,
and cookies are biscuits
post #41 of 41
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Sometimes you just gotta laugh.
When I was back in NZ in Feb/March, I got asked where in the States I was from! Ummm, I'm from NZ....
Hey Sarah, say "feesh and cheeps" for us!
Only if you say "sixty-six" for me!!!

We visited a Kiwi friend living in New York, and he was telling us to catch the number 6 train somewhere. I said to him "which train", and he said "the sux", and I said "sorry, I missed that, which one?", and he said it again before realising DH and I were giggling away at him. He couldn't believe he fell for it.
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