(Closed) What would you say?

posted 9 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 17
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Maybe you can say something to her in private, depending on how well you know her? You could also do an intervention like they did on HIMYM when Lily started talking in the British accent after watching a series of movies (can’t remember the name)

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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@bakerella:

I pick up an accent from watching Harry Potter or Braveheart. It’s seriously that bad. I once watched all the HP movies in one day, could not shake my accent for like 3 days. I’d say give her time too. If she is forcing it, she will stop. If not it will fade. I know if I went to Ireland for 2 weeks it would take me forever to hake the accent once I got back.

Post # 19
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

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@Corilee13: LOL! Okay I’m not that bad! That’s crazy!!!!

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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@bakerella:

Its so frustrating too. I once was sitting next to an English woman in a restaurant and I started picking up her accent. She thought I was making fun of her. I felt so bad. I don’t know why I do it, but I also pick up foreign languages really easily too. Even if I can’t speak the language I can understand exactly what they are saying. Well with the Latin based ones I can…

Post # 21
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

This post made me laugh really hard. I would be so embarassed for her. I think I would just ask her, ‘what’s with the accent’ or ‘gee your voice changed’ and see what she says. It could be just for fun, or maybe she really.thinks.she.is.irish.now.

Granted, she must have had a great trip, but OMG.

 

Post # 22
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

I actually pick up accents really easily too.  In fact, when I’m tired I have a heavy Southern accent.  Although now I’m concious of it since Fiance pointed it out to me, gently. 

Not sure how close you are with your friend.  If you two are tight then you could break it to her gently that it’s noticable that she picked up a strange accent, otherwise I’d say ignore it and either it’ll go away on it’s own or it’ll become her new quirk!

Post # 23
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’d HAVE to say something!  I understand not wanting to offend her but that is kinda bizarre.  I had a friend in college who was from a small town in Connecticut.  When she moved to NYC she immediately “adopted” a heavy NYer accent.  The thing that you’d know if you lived in NYC is that not everyone has that strong, stereotypical accents.  I and most of our friends did not so it was clearly forced.  I mentioned it light heartedly, kind of in passing.  I said something like, “jeez it sounds like you’ve been here since childhood!  How’d that happen?”.  She definitely toned it down and now she’s over it completely… 8 years later- haha. 

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@thursdayschild:  i’d probably say something.  i pick up accents easily too and have a knack for learning languages.  it’s one thing for you to be in that country and having the accent to maybe communicate better with the locals who know a little english and pronounce english words the way they do so they can maybe understand you better, but to come back from vacation and carry on like that is silly. 

Post # 26
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

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@Corilee13: hahaha this is so funny!!! Now I am going to think aboutthis whenever I watch HP.

I would just make a joke about not knowing someone could pick up such a heavy accent in two weeks, maybe she will get that she isnt fooling anyone. 

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

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Start using the same horrible fake accent around her… only worse… and tell her it must be contagious. Keep it up until she stops.

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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@organizedbride11:

I get so much crap for it. I’m sure it will come in handy if I ever find myself in a foreign country but here it’s bothersome.

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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@julies1949: I second.

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I would say something. That’s just weird, and honestly it would annoy the heck out of me. Not to mention I couldn’t watch a friend of mine make a fool of herself without saying anything.

Post # 31
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I don’t really think it’s your business, how she talks. Maybe she is faking, maybe not. Who really cares……

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