I started multiquoting earlier but ran out of time before posting. By the time I got back to it, the thread had already been closed.
Here goes some multiquoting anyway.
Right back at you.
The length of your MQ is impressive.
EDIT: that didn't come out right.
You don't really flunk when your pronunciation is bad as long as you're understandable but you do lose points over it. Pronunciation is important over here in every language so they do strive to get your accent as well as it can get. I even had lessons out of school to get the best possible Dutch pronunciation (not by choice, but my parents thought that it was a good idea).
My eldest sister was in an American cult when she was a teenager/adolescent. One of those
cults but that's beside the point.
She learned most of her English there, including the accent which is the most horrible accent you can imagine. I mean, there are obviously a lot of nice American accents to listen to but the one my sister uses SUCKS but I don't really know where it's from because when I ask my sister, she just replies: "Accent? What accent? I don't have an accent."
Okay. Like you said, there are many American accents. I tend not to like southern accents much (Georgia, Tennessee, Texas for example). Today I was at a conference where the guest speaker was from the American midwest and while in general his pronunciation was similar to mine, so many times I thought to myself, "I could have guessed his home state even if he hadn't told us."
In Romania you can take a train but it's not sure when you'll arrive at destination
for that matter coz stealing the trainrails or trainrails components is rather frequent
My first English teacher was an old lady who was particularly strict about accent. I didn't learn much else from her
but I had a perfect British accent.
That changed when I went to the US.
So do you think you speak more like an American now than a Brit or some combination of the two? You don't have that terrible Bostonian accent that some of them have, do you?
By the way, in my mind, you all sound Canadian.
Originally Posted by Action Jackson
I worked for this guy and if the reports were written in American English, he'd tell the person who wrote them to do it again correctly.
That's dumb. The differences are not that great and they're all legitimate.
An admission that you are American?
North American, Snoo.
Well, my sister was a teenage girl when those vultures approached her and at this age, people tend to be more vulnerable. When she met them, they were just a friendly group of young people who met each other a couple of times a week to talk and to "learn to play the guitar".
Well, she's out now so all is well.
Hilde, I remember you mentioning this before. It's terrible and I'm glad she eventually got out.
British accent is supposed to be sexier, no?
I don't think that's necessarily the case. There's a huge variety in British accents.
I used to work with a man from Ireland. I would have been happy to listen to him all day.