Friday, November 23, 2007

Hope I didn’t look too daft, all smiles; but what a marvelous accent, I caught one in five words this Brit spoke.

15 comments:

mystic rose said...

:).. its happened to me too, tho I must tell you a Brit accent is much easier than an American or Australian one.!!!

austere said...

I felt like that character from that BBC serial, remember? "pardon, pardon" all the time from "mind your language".

Will have to check the auuuustrayaliayan one. ambrika ist ok.

AmitL said...

Hi,Austy..mate(That's Aussie style),you ain't seen nothin' yet(American style)...but,I say,that's a jolly good show,by jove.
(Brit)...good mini post.
*smiles Indian style*.

jw said...

What IS it with wimmin 'n' the British accent ?!

austere said...

"ayn? haaaan jeeeeeeee?"

screeches gujju styles, faints, slow fade out.

Quin said...

if you want amusement, try taking your mother, of heavy mississippi fame to boston... if only to hear her proclaim, as she flutters her hands, "why, oh, why can't they speak english?"




and i've linked you, if you don't mind

e said...

Ain n gah :)....been the death of me madam.

Golden Words said...

your flickr album is great :)

mago said...

SLIDESHOW!
Thank you for that!

Proxima Blue said...

I wonder what you were like as little girl. If you have time, will you share a memory with us? Maybe even a picture too, if we could be so spoiled.

-P

austere said...

Quin-am delighted to be on your blogroll, ty. Unless you’ve heard about the “snakes in the hole” in my part of the country, translates of course, into “snacks in the hall”, you ain’t seen nothin yet. But that must have been fun, since my idea of a southern accent is verrry “Gone with the wind”-ish.

e- Sir!


Golden words- ty. Pics from the great big Indian wedding coming up soon! Btw you have a nice blog and that one about the book too. But it also says comment only if you must say something wise, hence I refrained.


Mago- My pleasure entirely. More pics coming up soon!
* in which austere discovers the world looks bright through a camera lens*

proxima- will, in bits and pieces. The diva’s history in pictures, alas, is blotchy, lots of years with no sepia, and what little there was, lost in the damp attic last year, in that old metal trunk that rusted and turned traitor were lost the diva’s toothy grin, her first attempt at a swing, suchlike; last year when the skies poured and poured and thunder rumbled. :)

mystic rose said...

I was going through your pics on flicker.. loved them!! esp.. the narmada one. wish i cud be there right now!

Sathya said...

Heheh... You should have seen me struggle trying to grasp anything that the firangs spoke in Sunnyvale...

I would always be like - 'ah..eh..eh...'

'could you please come again'

'ah what?'

'pardon'

< hell I dont care... you want to add something in my food... go ahead... > And then I would shift to the language of the mute pointing..


Who is this brit btw...
Sathya

austere said...

mystic :)

sathya- all my sympathies. may you go soon soon to sunnyvale or some sunny land and quickly speak the lingo like a native. possible?
alas, I was replying to the most rumbled incisive q's ever.

manuscrypts said...

kinda cute i find, british accent, that is :)