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Who is tired of native asian try to fake an english accent!
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Posted 12/18/07 , edited 12/18/07
I'm in the sales line as a part timer and i come across different kinds of people.
Many a times,i will meet native asian and locals who talks to me in english with a fake english accent!
I've come across people like this on the public transport especially.

It can be understood if you grow up in some westernised nation since young and speak with such accent..but growing up in singapore where you are surrounded by chinese/malays and indians 99.9% of the time?
I realise these people tend to be females and as well as those from top local schools like xyz.
There is this strong tendency for me to tell them "miss,drop the act",but i can't because i'm working for the company and such comments would invite unecessary troubles.

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I got to agree with you on this. but i got a problem... i got this kinda accent too... My cause was because of my aust ex-gf and groups... and some how i just speak with ease without noticing it.
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kojiking wrote:

I got to agree with you on this. but i got a problem... i got this kinda accent too... My cause was because of my aust ex-gf and groups... and some how i just speak with ease without noticing it.


I speak with a tinge of this accent because i grew up with my cousins who were british/singapore mixed.
Coupled with my voice,it somehow appears 'english' so often i try to add in a little singlish.
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i can understand your feelings.today i was boarding the MRT and i saw this girl faking an english accent and acting all proud.it makes me wanna slap her in the face!
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Posted 12/18/07

darrylchan wrote:


kojiking wrote:

I got to agree with you on this. but i got a problem... i got this kinda accent too... My cause was because of my aust ex-gf and groups... and some how i just speak with ease without noticing it.


I speak with a tinge of this accent because i grew up with my cousins who were british/singapore mixed.
Coupled with my voice,it somehow appears 'english' so often i try to add in a little singlish.


Yeah. I fully understand what you mean. Blending in with the rest is pretty tough when you're so used to your own way of speech at time.
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i can understand your feelings.today i was boarding the MRT and i saw this girl faking an english accent and acting all proud.it makes me wanna slap her in the face!


I think the problem is that she fake it real bad and it irritated you. lol
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Posted 12/18/07

kojiking wrote:


fierbabe wrote:

i can understand your feelings.today i was boarding the MRT and i saw this girl faking an english accent and acting all proud.it makes me wanna slap her in the face!


I think the problem is that she fake it real bad and it irritated you. lol


Nah,even if she did did it well,it just goes to show how good she is at masking herself.
Good or bad,i'll leave it to you.
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Posted 12/18/07

darrylchan wrote:


kojiking wrote:


fierbabe wrote:

i can understand your feelings.today i was boarding the MRT and i saw this girl faking an english accent and acting all proud.it makes me wanna slap her in the face!


I think the problem is that she fake it real bad and it irritated you. lol


Nah,even if she did did it well,it just goes to show how good she is at masking herself.
Good or bad,i'll leave it to you.

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I think whether having the accent or not is up to individual...But I totally understand how you feel listening to those girl from the xyz school speaking English. Its TOTALLY IRRITATING!! No offence! But if you ask those chinese girls to speak Mandarin they suck! I'm a chinese myself, thus I always finds everyone should know their own mother tongue. (Unless they are Peranakans or Indo-Chinese.)
Posted 12/18/07
No double post.. lol
i dont know if i have weird english accent.. lol
but i totally understand you..
i think when i was little i had weird english.. some kids were making fun of me.- 0 -''
i had to go to esl and shit.. but ya
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thyme_frost wrote:

I think whether having the accent or not is up to individual...But I totally understand how you feel listening to those girl from the xyz school speaking English. Its TOTALLY IRRITATING!! No offence! But if you ask those chinese girls to speak Mandarin they suck! I'm a chinese myself, thus I always finds everyone should know their own mother tongue. (Unless they are Peranakans or those Indo-Chinese.)



I'm tend not to judge people who cant speak their mother tongue but i really pass the verdict when people thinks english > chinese or whatever languge.
Because clearly,it shows how much of a retard they are.

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Posted 12/18/07

chocuqueen wrote:

No double post.. lol
i dont know if i have weird english accent.. lol
but i totally understand you..
i think when i was little i had weird english.. some kids were making fun of me.- 0 -''
i had to go to esl and shit.. but ya


But your from canada aren't u?
If so,speaking with an english accent is alright because you were expose to such accent since a young age.
Enviroment moulds charecter and everything.
Posted 12/18/07

darrylchan wrote:


chocuqueen wrote:

No double post.. lol
i dont know if i have weird english accent.. lol
but i totally understand you..
i think when i was little i had weird english.. some kids were making fun of me.- 0 -''
i had to go to esl and shit.. but ya


But your from canada aren't u?
If so,speaking with an english accent is alright because you were expose to such accent since a young age.
Enviroment moulds charecter and everything.


ya but i dont know if i have it.. lolll XD
ya its just when i was little i know i had really bad accent.. lol
but o well. i dont know about now.. o_o'' i know i have really BAD grammer.. lol
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Posted 12/18/07

chocuqueen wrote:


darrylchan wrote:


chocuqueen wrote:

No double post.. lol
i dont know if i have weird english accent.. lol
but i totally understand you..
i think when i was little i had weird english.. some kids were making fun of me.- 0 -''
i had to go to esl and shit.. but ya


But your from canada aren't u?
If so,speaking with an english accent is alright because you were expose to such accent since a young age.
Enviroment moulds charecter and everything.


ya but i dont know if i have it.. lolll XD
ya its just when i was little i know i had really bad accent.. lol
but o well. i dont know about now.. o_o'' i know i have really BAD grammer.. lol



But again,where cares what accent one have as long as it's understandable.

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Posted 12/18/07
Yeah I know what you mean. I'm half english, raised in england so my accent is clearly british, but when people are faking accents they're not being true to themselves and their culture.

Though alot of people sometimes feel pressured to have a certain accent seeing as some people don't understand them when they talk in their original accents, I think. And so it introduces that insecurity of misunderstandings and so speaking in a aparticular accent often makes them more "understandable" in their heads, and so beating the whole point of being true to themselves.

It's difficult for me to have a go at people unless I know the route of why they choose to fake heir own accent.
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