that horrible accent!
Thursday, May 4, 2006, 09:33 PM - General, Language, English, French
Today, I had a lesson at Decathlon with two of the accounting team.
One had just been to New Zealand, and as it was the first lesson, I like to get them to talk about a variety of things, no matter what their level, so I can hear all their mistakes.
So this man says:
I went to New Zealand for my holidays, it was very beautiful, we went to the South isand by plane and all over the North Island, but the New Zealanders have this horrible accent, they turn the vowels so they are like "aieeeeiiiii" (this was his impression of a NZ accent).
Yes, they say thing like fush and chups (meaning fish and chips)
Yes, it is really ugly
...kind of like the Australian accent...
I am an Australian! (Laugh out loud)
He went so red, and after three seconds was laughing along with me. But then we had accent jokes for the rest of the lesson. Good start. I didn't have the heart to tell him that my father is a NZer. Nor that I spent most of the summers of my childhood in NZ.
Proves to me I don't really have an accent, as such, for the French.
day two : kung fu toads
Tuesday, February 21, 2006, 07:50 PM - Art/Design, Illustration, Language
Maybe to call them frogs would be a better kind of onomatopoeia, but, damn it! I say they are toads!
I wonder what ideas tomorrow will bring?