Pretentious Accents

It always makes me cringe whenever Canadians and Americans who speak English as their first language suddenly try to mimic a foreign accent when saying a non-English name or other word. It just comes across really pretentious to me. Its like putting on airs to prove how "worldly" you are. And the weird thing is, it only seems to be North American English speakers who do this! I've always wondered why. I've never heard anyone of any other nationality (French, Japanese etc.) suddenly try to sound Anglo when saying an English name. Actually, I don't think British people do it either. If you're one of the people who does this, please stop. Its idiotic.

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What a PC

May 15, 2019 at 6:09pm

PC nazi.

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What sounds idiotic

May 15, 2019 at 7:10pm

Americans pronouncing Iraq and Iran in American. EyeRACK and EyeRAN.

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LOL WHAT?

May 15, 2019 at 7:34pm

In search of odd hot takes this evening?!? Pretty much everyone I've met (and I backpacked around for a few years) from other cultures say english words with different accents at times - either to be funny, or because that's how they learned it or because they thought is sounded cooler. Just like us english speaking NA residents.

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SeemsLikeIt

May 15, 2019 at 8:57pm

If it just "seems like it", then the answer to "I wonder why?" could in fact be that you're wrong. (A fact not an insult.)

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Ooooh

May 15, 2019 at 11:45pm

This sooo needs a full story example.
You must know of a few.
Entertain us
G'day

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Hey...

May 16, 2019 at 1:17am

Not a confession.. at all.

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Anonymous

May 16, 2019 at 6:29am

Yeah, Brits just flatten out words they don't care to say correctly.

Then they don't give a fuck what anyone thinks.

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That's why

May 16, 2019 at 9:58am

I say "Jah-lap-an-oh" and "Qway-sah-dill-ah" and so on, just as american god intended. Why be pretentious and bother to learn other languages? If you didn't want them to sound like that, spell them properly! It's Jesus, not "Hay-Zeus"!

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I am Canadian

May 16, 2019 at 1:26pm

And that’s what it’s all aboot.

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Butt are you say ing?

May 17, 2019 at 8:13am

Who do u think u r? Bancouver is not for you and no soup for you either! This city is a melting pot of various nationalities and that’s what makes it special. You’re just some uptight dumbass who doesn’t know English or the difference between a rant and a confession.

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