Sunday, September 14, 2008

Busted

Today a realtor came to show our condo since it is on the market. She was from Russia. She asked me where I was from and continued to tell us that she detected an accent with me. It was so embarrassing...you see, I have this awful uncontrollable habit where I start speaking with an accent when I hear people with an accent. You don't know how many times people have detected a slight accent with me. I've been mistaken as having a 'southern' accent (that one was because I lived with a southerner for 3 years back in college - Hi Roommate!). In an interview once, I was asked if I was from England. So yeah, it can be a bit of a problem. Chris thinks maybe I talk like them because I think they'll understand me better, but seriously, it is not something conscious that I do. I actually hear myself start doing it and try to stop, but it just gets worse! Good thing I find it pretty hilarious. Any other people with fake accents out there?!

7 comments:

Mamasphere said...

I do that too! But if anyone asks me, I lie and say I grew up in such and such a place for a bit when I was young. SO embarrassing. Oh, and I only lie if I'm never going to see them again. If that's not the case, I pretend I don't know what they're talking about.

Lisa said...

Your funny Sara, I can totally see you doing that!

mamaloo said...

I do the same thing. And I watch a lot of BBC Canada shows! My husband is always making fun of the way I say things when I'm in the middle of watching Kitchen Nightmares or a Jane Austen movie.

When I was 20 I went to Ireland with my Granny. My cousin took me to the disco and I'd started speaking with an accent. Some guy tried to pick me up and said I sounded like I was from Northern Ireland - I was in Dublin, but I'm a Canadian through and through!

lao80 said...

I do the same thing. Hate it.

veganmomma said...

I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one with this problem. It can be really funny, but sometimes it is downright embarrassing!

Sabrina said...

Sara- I am laughing so hard right now. That is hysterical!

StarBerry said...

Yup, I do it too. And I'm really glad IM NOT the only one either! Ooops "Where are you from?"
" Uhhhhh...... Iowa." lol