Fake British accents

by Suw on January 7, 2005

Dan went to a Shaun of the Dead signing with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and accidentally slipped into a fake British accent. But he doesn't say which one. Would have been impressive if he'd suddenly started speaking in Brum. Still, I'm not jealous that he now has a nice, signed poster because we all know what would happen if I went to a Simon Pegg signing.
Heh, and you all thought I'd forgotten about Mr Pegg. Shame on you.

Anonymous January 7, 2005 at 11:42 pm

There must be a term for this in linguistics.

Anonymous January 8, 2005 at 12:15 am

Yeah, crw does it too. And sometimes I do it, but obviously the other way round. I can't help it – it's a sort of vebal camouflage thing i think, trying to sound like the people you're with in order to gain acceptance, although obviously not consciously.

Anonymous January 8, 2005 at 9:02 pm

Also known as “monkey see monkey do”. 🙂

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