ThomasS wrote:I think I'm missing something. How is it surprising to learn to speak with an English accent in London?
H2SO4 wrote:ThomasS wrote:I think I'm missing something. How is it surprising to learn to speak with an English accent in London?
I think he's coming from the assumption that you learn every part of how to talk from your parents. I could be wrong, though.
Rammi wrote:We were exposed to the same environment
gmalivuk wrote:(Not sure why you assume Rammi's a he, though...)
H2SO4 wrote:gmalivuk wrote:(Not sure why you assume Rammi's a he, though...)
I'm using the gender-neutral "he", like how "man" can be used to mean "mankind".
gmalivuk wrote:"He" is not gender neutral even when used to refer to a nonspecific person, because people still think "male" when they hear it. And it's never been gender neutral when it refers to a specific person. It is masculine, and you had no reason to assume Rammi was.
And while she may not particularly care, I'm rather annoyed by your blithely treating everyone as male until you're explicitly told they're not.
gmalivuk wrote:Yeah, you actually learn rather little of your accent/dialect from your parents. Most of it's from everyone else you talk with all the time.
H2SO4 wrote:It's the internet, politely get over it.
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Cryopyre wrote:He has some points, though I believe he's wrong about "they" being incorrect (they has a singular form).
H2SO4 wrote:You gonna jump on Cryopyre too, gmalivuk? Cryopyre assumed I was male.
If that happened in real life, it would be SO much more dramatic.
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gmalivuk wrote:H2SO4 wrote:You gonna jump on Cryopyre too, gmalivuk? Cryopyre assumed I was male.
It's as clear that you're male as it is that Rammi's female. This wasn't a chauvinist assumption, but a simple matter of reading comprehension. Which you lack, or you'd have been able to avoid this whole thing in the first place.
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H2SO4 wrote:I always wished I had developed a cool accent. Like a Liverpool accent. Instead I'm stuck with this lame West-Coast American one...
ThomasS wrote:How is it surprising to learn to speak with an English accent in London?
Felstaff wrote:ThomasS wrote:How is it surprising to learn to speak with an English accent in London?
London has probably the most diverse range of ethnicities in the world. Some street signs are in Eritrean (which I thought were just rejected pieces of alphabetti spaghetti).
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