Monday, November 17, 2008

its a mistake

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.

Good'day blokes.

26 comments:

Jennybean said...

lol.. hubbys family has an exchange studnet from Austrailia... she says "yer" instead of yeah.. add that to your vocab!

Southern Sage said...

and to think we would just go out
drink gallons of beer
and take home random chicks!

Flip Flop Momma said...

jenny,
its already in my vocab when im in charater..haha..good on though;)

Sage,
I know u like gettin them sheila's;)

Jen - Queen of Poo said...

My husband and I do this all the time. He slips into a British accent sometimes without even realizing it. (His mom is British) One time we were shopping and he started talking in his accent, and a woman did a double take. I whispered to him, "Aw, now you have to keep it up, that woman is hot for you 'cause you talk like a bloke."

Dapoppins said...

Oh, i have no trouble being a character all night long, it is the slang part I would have the problem with.

Ahhhh. Good times.

Scarlet said...

lol - Nice. You must be a RIOT to go out with. If you're ever in Miami, I'll be the Spanish girl who doesn't know a word of English and you can be the girl from down under.

Btw, I know sign language, so we can throw some of that in there as well. On second thought, instead of Miami, maybe we should do this in Daytona...a little further north from where I live. :)

How does Spring Break 2009 sound??

Flip Flop Momma said...

Poo,
I so need hang wiht ur hubs.

Dapoppins,
come here and u and i will brush up on your slang and we will hit the town in style;)

Scarlet,
Oh man that sounds divine..

I know some sign langauge too.

We would so be the talk of Daytona, they will be speakin bout it for years.

Gette said...

Gawd you frighten me. We so used to do this.

Flip Flop Momma said...

gette,
well u know how much fun it is..

we should totally do it sometime;)

Meow (aka Connie) said...

LOL ... I'm gonna make you an honourary Aussie !!!
Good on ya, Mate !!
If you go to Holties House Blog (http://holtieshouse.blogspot.com) and scroll down a few posts, you'll find a heap of Aussie Slang that he has blogged about ... pretty funny !!
Have fun.
Take care, Connie xx

Anonymous said...

You can only use blokes for men. It isn't an all around term as in "guys". As in "there were some really hot blokes out tonight", or "that bloke is a total wanker". Just so you can perfect it when you go out. Being British myself, when I go home to England I pretend to be American, and it works like a bloody charm! Love it that you do this.

Flip Flop Momma said...

Meow,
thats my aussie right there:)

Anny,
yup, blokes are dudes...I did know that..

Man dont pretend to be Amreican, cause we arent liked very much, and u may get egged..

Jamie Dawn said...

GREAT post!!!
Me loves this post!!
Fun, fun, and more fun!
I have got the southern accent down pat.
I can pass as a refined southern deb or a plain, old hick. Either way, I'd hold up my end of the deal if we went out for a night on the town.
My British accent is hitonious and my Aussie accent is worse, so I would not even attempt those.
You're a good bloke.

Flip Flop Momma said...

Jamie,
sadly, my southern twang is a bit to be desired..although im a southern belle at heart, I just cant pull it off...I need to move there and learn from u natives;)

Marel Lecone said...

Uh--you should be writing a book about this!! haha

Cat said...

OMG Bossy you are so bloody funny. Darn it to heck I miss your cotton socks like nobodys business. We need to talk on the phone.

Hugs xxxx

JOJO

Anonymous said...

Long may yer big jib draw me duckie!and as long as you dont try my part of Canada HAHA there are so many accents ,dialects and different slang , no way to learn it all LOL! and by the way above , wishing you good luck /fortune :-)

Flip Flop Momma said...

Marel,
I know right?...so much info out there to give out on this topic;)

Cat,
u shuld be my writing partener, u can write your section on the proper way to fake being British since u r British...u can tell people what bogs are..

Anony,
right on.

catscratch said...

Bwaaahahaha. I have the redneck southern thing goin on and I'm from California.

Monogram Queen said...

That is ... interesting. We would always pretend we couldn't speak english if someone was bugging us in a club but never full-out attempted a different nationality! LOL You are BRAVE chick!

Flip Flop Momma said...

Diva,
ya gotta start somewhere..hehe

Patti,
its good fun...u and your mates should try it sometime;)

Shannon said...

Too cute! My sister's husband is Irish, the hubs likes to hear him say different things. He's all what do you call this... and what do you call that. It cracks me up.

Jeff said...

I once had to drive to the East coast by myself and talked with a British accent to everyone I met along the way. You're right... it WAS fun!

metalmom said...

I used to hop a ride in the chip lorry back to university. I was usually high in me cups when I did so! It's a bloody wonder I din't end up kilt!

I used to be such a bloddy wanker!

Haphazardkat said...

Blimey! But I think that Aussie asked you to suck him...

Just sayin...

~Jobthingy~ said...

lol.. that is so something we would do. we are fucked like that