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Accent Envy

My parents just hosted some Australian friends for a few days. My dad confided in me that he is suffering from accent envy.

I feel his pain. My husband begs me not to do accents in public. No matter what accent I’m trying to imitate, be it Southern belle or “Mike Myers” Scottish, I inevitably digress into some sort of Indian man’s accent. I clearly don’t have skills like Amy Walker.  Have you seen this video of her performing 21 accents?

And for you Spanish speakers out there, check out 21 acentos:

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  1. Love it! I had seen the English, but not the Spanish – I recognized the Dominican accent two words in. It’s like a machine gun – hard to miss : ).

    April 15, 2010
  2. It’s Friday, and that means that the Weekly State Department Blog Roundup is up – and you’re on it!

    Here is the link:

    http://bit.ly/9eiR0S

    (If I quoted your text or used your photo(s) and you would rather I had not, please let me know. Please also be sure to check the link(s) that I put up to you, in order to verify that they work properly. If you would rather that I had not referenced you, and/or do not want me to reference you in the future, please also contact me.)

    Thanks!

    April 16, 2010

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