"'Truth is strange," you know, "stranger than fiction' - besides being more to the point" - Edgar Allan Poe

August 09, 2007


Sigh, I've said this before, but not enough people believe me.

The fact is, South Indian English accents are awesome.

We speak it better than most of the world, yes, brits included.
We 'enunciate'. And we have our own twist on things.
Have you noticed that we smile for most words we say?
It's true. Normal people say "Where". We say "Whaaaare" It's not like we don't know how to say it right. But we do it anyway. And our face stretches out into a smile when we do. Try it. Say "Whaaaare".
Ok, now say "Whaaaaat".
See the smile? :)

Heck, for the rest of the world who makes fun of it, I really don't "caaare" :P

[useful story for drinkup conversation.]


Sam said...

It's true. You know what's a blight. South Indian peeps getting a faux American accent (you have to visit me office sometime). It sounds vaguely... Rastafarian is the closest.

Czar said...

It will help tonight!
Thanks. :)

HelterSkelter said...

check out this chick go crazy on a guitar.
cool rhythm.
do watch