When someone from Britain speaks, Americans hear a "British accent"...

Dave Hansen iddw at hotmail.com
Fri Oct 7 20:31:51 CEST 2005


On Fri, 07 Oct 2005 14:24:42 -0000, Grant Edwards <grante at visi.com>
wrote:

>On 2005-10-07, Steve Holden <steve at holdenweb.com> wrote:
[...]
>>
>> "Some village in Texas are missing their idiot"
>
>At least that one is consistent, though it sounds "wrong" to US
>ears.

The Germans have a word for it (sounds "wrong"): Sprachgefuhl,
literally a feeling for the language.

[...]
>
>Don't get me started on _that_ one.  I found it particularly
>horrifying that Jimmy Carter pronounced it "nucular" -- he had
>studied nuclear engineering at the naval acadamy, and should at
>least be able pronounce the word.

"I was talking to my daughter, Amy, last night..."

Regards,

                               -=Dave
-- 
Change is inevitable, progress is not.



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