When I was a younger gal I did some questionable things. Hell, even as an older gal I still find myself doing questionable things. And I admit it.
Back in the day for a good time and a hell of a laugh, some friends of mine and I would go out to say a club and have fun with people...
wanna know what kinda fun?
We would go in a talk with accents, pretending we were from across the pond..
My one pal was always British...She could nail a British accent bloody damn well..
My other pal, she could nail an Irish one like no body's business, like you would swear she was part leprechaun...
My accent, well...I mastered this at an early age, because my favorite movie as a older kid was Crocodile Dundee..So it only seemed natural for me to embrace my inner wallaby.
and I was killer...I mean dead on. I once ran into someone from down under whilst pretending to be down under myself.
If you know some of the terminology of the outback, your going to be ok..
This was the first line I said to the gentleman when I found out he was from Aussie..
between you and I, most of these Americans have a kangaroo lose in the top padlock.
yeah, he got a good chuckle out of that.
Then I would say things like..
you seem like a real ridgy didge.
He nodded and thanked , me.
See when you go out with your fake accents, you need to be brushed up on the land your pretending to reside from.
You need to know the lay of the land, the common talk, and slang..
To master these things takes some skill, and some real dedication. Its not for just anyone.
Then the man said to me..
your just a wonder, a true fair suck of the sav.
to which I said..
aww, good onya.
Truly if u want to learn about a land or culture. You need to live it, breathe it and no the currancy.
Get a book, read it, brush up on the accent, and your good to go.
But don't go mixing slang...cause that will not roll..
You can not for example tell someone your from say Britain, and then not speak the proper slang.
You should try and throw in things about tea and biscuits, call your friends your "mates" and call your house or apartment your flat. And make some comment about teeth.
Always remember too, when your taking about a vacation or having time off from work, its called goin on holiday.
If u slip and say your going on a vacation, you might just as well pack up and go to another bar, because your just freakin blew it dumb ass.
You need to be smart...you can not go blowing it for all us people who work hard at trying to be all cultured and shit
I recommend everyone doing this at least once, but I highly suggestion you don't do it in your hometown. Venture out of bounds a bit, where you don't know anyone.
See if you can be in character all night long..It takes a lot of know how, and dedication. And if your drinking, it poses a greater risk. But for some, including me, its easier, because I get more loose and free with my words and my accent just gets better with every sip.
I have not done this for several years, well frankly because I don't know anyone who is capable of pulling off such a stunt here. It takes a special kinda person to be able to not foil up the whole event.
This is the type of thing you can not just let anyone do with you. They need to be trained. They need to go thru a rigorous training system. It could take years before they are fully able to execute a proper faking.
Some of you might want to start out small, and just start with Canada before you try and do bigger things. Start out small and easy, then work your way up to a tougher accent..kinda like learning a new skill, you start out slow, u can not expect to perfect anything over night.
I do miss those days...
I think I am going to start referring to all my pals as blokes.
I rather like that term, and not enough people use it..
We all need to start using it. Right now, turn to the closest person to you and say this..
how was your weekend? My blokes and I went out this weekend and we got full as a boot and ended up tippin over a dunny.
You may get fired if the person next to you is like your boss, but live and learn.
I think we could all use a good geography lesson.
Try it..its good fun, I'm tellin ya.