Wednesday, November 24, 2004

These Guys are From England and Who Gives a Shit?

I was talking to a linguistics buddy of mine and the topic of British accents came up. To be more precise: the way they are precieved by Americans.

What I can't get is why most people hear British accents and associate a level of sophistication (let's ignore cockney for a minute here, that raises different opinions). Do we have left over cultural taining from pre-Revolutionary War or something?



Blogger Jack said...

Everything in our culture is left over from the Revolutionary War, there I said it.

1:38 AM, November 30, 2004  
Blogger T Kwong said...

YOU BASTARD! Thanks a fucking lot, Jack. There goes my whole fucking day.

8:24 AM, November 30, 2004  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe... The English are from an area that has more different countries in a smaller space, they must have visited more, therefore they are more worldly and worldly means smart. (It hurts my head to even type that abomination of logic.)

4:27 PM, November 30, 2004  

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