After watching the musical “My Fair Lady” last Saturday, I feel like writing something about the English accent 🙂
Yeah, English is originally the language of Britain so probably only British people are supposed to be native speakers. No offence or sarcasm(!) That was just what I referred from a very fun statement by Professor Higgins in My Fair Lady: “In America they haven’t spoken (English) for years”.
That fun quote reminds me of the time when I tried to establish my own English accent.
When I was at my 1st and 2nd year at university, I was not very satisfied with my Vietnamese English teachers, thus, I decided to “invest” in some English centers to have the chance to talk to native speakers. Thanks God (or not) I have the ability of a parrot that allows me to imitate quite correctly the accents of my teachers. And I happened to have so many American teachers, I followed their accent and felt very comfortable. During that time people could recognize the American accent very clearly when I spoke English.
But then one day..
Below are some fun conversations I collected during the time in India living among people from so many cultural backgrounds. Well, just for fun, totally random!
1. In Delhi: me talking to a Japanese guy:
– Japanese guy: I don’t like food here. Too spicy.
– Vietnamese girl: Oh, really?! I’m used to spicy food now. I love chicken curry!
– Japanese guy: Oh so you need to go to Japan to eat chicken curry! Indian food in Japan is much better than here!