Thursday, September 23, 2021

Le Decoding (REMASTER)

Some languages might be better left un-learnt.


  1. It's endlessly fascinating to me how some languages/accents hit the ear. Some engender reflex feelings of elegance (as you note) or gravitas. Others make the poor individual sound like a bubbling halfwit, no matter how many PhDs they might hold. One example is how (in Western Canada at least), a man with the right British accent gives him a lot of extra credit with the women. What was interesting on that fact was the report from a friend spent most of a year in England. Apparently English ladies "go weird for a Canadian accent".

    1. On a similar note, the Australian accent is delightful to American ears, but apparently grates on the British, and vice versa for the southern US drawl.