Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Speaking of...

OK, so I was a little bored today (it's too hot to move and/or go outside!) and I was browsing YouTube (ok, very nerdy but oh well) and I found this really random video of this old American dude doing surprisingly good impressions of the various English accents. I'm fascinated by the fact that in England/UK you just drive a couple of hours and suddenly everyone sounds different (and I said the other day that this is one of the things I would miss about the UK). This often presents problems for Aussies/Kiwis etc cause some accents are impossible to understand - the first time I met my boyfriend's grandmother, I had absolutely no idea what she was saying to me. Paul entertains me for hours on end with his impersonations, but I reckon this guy might even be a little better - although sadly my favourite Scottish and Irish accents are not represented. (Warning: there's a bit of language so be warned and please don't be offended)


More to come on Pru's Aussie Adventures later

6 comments:

Michelle said...

Too true Pru! We just spent the weekend in Liverpool and half the time I had no idea what people were saying! Ray of course spent the whole time impersonating a Liverpool las and nearly getting himself beaten up... Despite the accent they are definitely friendly folk... I haven't had that much eye contact (and gasp! conversation) from strangers the whole time I've been in the UK. Manchester is next on the list!

Anonymous said...

People are genuinely friendlier in the north because they are more likely to see the same faces week to week, so if your a stranger you tend to stick out. People are either going to be interested in you/and make you welcome. Or they'll mug you! In London it's much harder to get chatting to people because everyone is a stranger.

Anonymous said...

Please could you provide a link, cheers.

Pru said...

A link to where?!

Anonymous said...

to your guy doing accents on you tube, there is just a big blank space under your text on my PC!

Pru said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYxz9yRLDBI