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Does Faking An Accent Make a person fake or pretentious?
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Posted 28 days ago

OnePunchJoJo wrote:

I'm thinking about faking a British accent 24/7 if I were to move to a new location. Would that perhaps make me pretentious or fake?


The correct answer is: Yes.
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Posted 28 days ago
You're being fake.

Just talk like you normally do.
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Posted 28 days ago

Dogempire wrote:

You're being fake.

Just talk like you normally do.


Y'know....fake.
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A British accent by virtue of its existence... is pretentious.

I looked this up before, and the accent that has come to be referred to as the 'American accent' is in fact an evolution of how people spoke in both Britain and the colonies in the 1700s. Successful merchants of the time had adopted a different accent to try to distinguish themselves from poor people and that is what became the stereotypical 'British accent'. Eventually all of England adopted the accent because it seemed more refined.

So the British accent was created by rich people in order to be pretentious.
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Posted 28 days ago

xxJing wrote:

A British accent by virtue of its existence... is pretentious.

I looked this up before, and the accent that has come to be referred to as the 'American accent' is in fact an evolution of how people spoke in both Britain and the colonies in the 1700s. Successful merchants of the time had adopted a different accent to try to distinguish themselves from poor people and that is what became the stereotypical 'British accent'. Eventually all of England adopted the accent because it seemed more refined.

So the British accent was created by rich people in order to be pretentious.


There's more than one accent in the UK. You can still tell the difference between the northerners, country folk and the southerners and the wealthy ones. Even in London there are different accents. They're not about being pretentious either. My ex did think my accent was posh. I still can't see why since it's a mixed accent.

What the USA use as a "British" accent may be different.
Posted 28 days ago

OnePunchJoJo wrote:

I'm thinking about faking a British accent 24/7 if I were to move to a new location. Would that perhaps make me pretentious or fake?


Someone out there will say is racist.
Posted 28 days ago
I just think it's really cool to speak in a British accent. Why wouldn't I be able to integrate it into my voice, and associate it with myself?
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Posted 28 days ago

tkayt wrote:


xxJing wrote:

A British accent by virtue of its existence... is pretentious.

I looked this up before, and the accent that has come to be referred to as the 'American accent' is in fact an evolution of how people spoke in both Britain and the colonies in the 1700s. Successful merchants of the time had adopted a different accent to try to distinguish themselves from poor people and that is what became the stereotypical 'British accent'. Eventually all of England adopted the accent because it seemed more refined.

So the British accent was created by rich people in order to be pretentious.


There's more than one accent in the UK. You can still tell the difference between the northerners, country folk and the southerners and the wealthy ones. Even in London there are different accents. They're not about being pretentious either. My ex did think my accent was posh. I still can't see why since it's a mixed accent.

What the USA use as a "British" accent may be different.


Well it's just a natural way of speaking now and I do doubt that the majority of people from the UK speak the way they do with the intention of being pretentious since of course dialects develop (especially over the course of 250 something years).

The origin of the British style accent, however, the style that would for example pronounce color like 'kuhluh' or fear like 'feeya' omitting the distinctive R sound, was developed as a method for successful merchants to distinguish themselves from the common folk.
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Posted 28 days ago
My advice is not to fake anything.

If you are faking something, then yes, you are a fake.

Of course, people also hate me because I'm too honest. *shrug*
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Posted 28 days ago , edited 28 days ago

OnePunchJoJo wrote:

I just think it's really cool to speak in a British accent. Why wouldn't I be able to integrate it into my voice, and associate it with myself?


So....just re-doing the first post over and over again when the discussion loses momentum?
Seriously? That's all you got, apart from the "testicles" thing?

...Wwwwow.


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My advice is not to fake anything.


Like, not faking painfully goofy attention-threads, for a start.
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Posted 28 days ago
You seem to be a mixture of PV and Deyre. Silly goose.
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Posted 28 days ago
Well, if a Japanese person wanted to learn English with an English accent even though the US influence is far stronger in Japan, would that make him pretentious even if he does not perfect the accent for obvious reasons?

Speak however you like as long as it's not chuunibyou-ish
Posted 28 days ago
Isn't that the meaning of pretentious?
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Oh most definitely would.

I had a professor who spoke like she was from the UK. I figured she was a foreigner, until she told me she spent her whole life growing up in a town a 20 minute drive from my house.

When she mentioned this, it reminded me of some people I know who went to Yale that fake the same accent. I see it with upper classed, Ivy league educated yuppies occasionally, probably as a sign of class to fit in or rather to differentiate themselves from the common lot.

Do whatever you want, but if people see you as fake for trying to be someone your not, don't be shocked.
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Posted 28 days ago
I say if you want to leave because you are all asshurt over the election just go and don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out. No need to be coy about it and put on airs or false accents, just go. Motley Crue put it best: "Don't go away mad just go away.".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1OMUPxMmxo
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