My husband is British and I would love a English accent. I always use to say that if I had a English accent, I’d be sexy. I was born in the USA and have a general, boring American accent. Someday we’re going to have kids and I don’t want them having a funky American-English accent. I’ve heard an Australian-American accent and it sounded funny… just not right somehow.
So, I am trying to talk like I’m British. It’s a bit easy if I really remember and concentrate on it. I hear my husband talk a lot so I can easily copy what I hear. When we were in Las Vegas, we’d listen to a lot of BBC One Radio. If I lived in England, I would eventually get the accent. It seems that when I come back from England, I have somewhat of a British accent.
I have been trying, but it’s so much easier to talk in an American accent since that’s what I’m used to. Ivan says that I should practice talking slowly and annunciate my words. I think that does help. I do think that it would help to start afresh with the language from the beginning. There’s a program I saw online that you can buy so you can talk in an English accent.
I was on a pub crawl the other day and I told the guy I met that I was American. He said Oh, I thought you were English. Nice!
I was thinking that if I thought as if I’m talking in an English accent that might help. That takes effort though… maybe I should try it more.
I’m so very American though! I say things like awesome or lame. It’s time to learn more English slang words. There’s plenty of things to learn so I sound English.
I made some scones when Ivan’s parents and brother were in town. I need to learn to make more English dishes. I want to have a proper English tea party where I make scones and sandwiches and serve lovely English tea.
This is another challenge for me and I’m up for it! Let’s hope that someday people will actually think I’m British.