The key to sounding like an american when speaking English is not how well you pronounce the words, but, instead how well you mis-pronounce the words. Intead of saying better say bedder, instead of talking say talkin', instead of saying got you say gotchew. The site has a number of cases and examples of how best to mispronounce our fair language. So today, when it is time for lunch you can say to your office mate: "Jeet Jet?".


And don't forget about talking Strine.

Posted by Rich Burridge on August 20, 2004 at 10:49 PM EDT #

This sight is completely moronic. FIRST of all, there IS NO American accent. There are MANY American accents. Somebody from Boston sounds different thant somebody from the Midwest (the accent you hear on the nightly news) sounds different than somebody from the West coast sounds different than somebody with a Southern drawl (and there are many types of Southern drawls) sounds different than somebody with a Cajun acccent and sounds different than somebody on the streets speaking Ebonics. The differences between some of these accents IS as extreme as the difference between British English other worldly counterparts. Secondly, the examples on this web site are NOT even close to what ANY of the above accents sound like. I don't even know where they came up with this, because if you come to America and start speaking like that you are going to sound like a moron and EVERYBODY in every region of the country will want to know what's wrong with you. sigh Just because one or two people on Jerry Springer sound like that does NOT mean that 90% of the country does.

Posted by Bryan on August 21, 2004 at 09:27 AM EDT #

You must be French, which is another american word for "pussy".

Posted by Topper on August 21, 2004 at 01:35 PM EDT #

You must be American, which is another English word for "redneck".

Posted by Mike on August 23, 2004 at 03:45 AM EDT #

"The 'English' Language was sold into a joint stock corporation long ago, and the Americans own the majority of the stock." -- Mark Twain

Posted by Dave on August 23, 2004 at 09:55 AM EDT #

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