It's Pie ........... With Chips  

Fallic40 53M
3214 posts
1/19/2006 3:11 pm
It's Pie ........... With Chips

I made a comment the other day to someone about my accent and what it sounds like. It really needs a couple of pints of Boddington's Cream Ale to suddenly materialize in full force.

I speak pure "Norf" London once the pints are upon me. Usually, I speak a more BBC form of english that I developed here in order to make myself understood. But even after 28 years away, I can slip in and out of it at will.

My oldest daughter can speak that way too. Turn her loose on a soccer pitch and the trash that she talks has "Norf" London speed, aspect and profanity. "Oi, you, gonna fuckin' do you. You fuckin' fink I'm stupid, or summat (something)", has been heard several times across the local playing fields. And her "dead on" impressions of me will be touched upon in another post.

I used to say that the person who really sounds like me a lot is Jason Statham - but he has been doing such a bad american accent in his latest movies that unless you have seen Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, you wouldn't think so.

However, my 12 year old hit the nail on the head the other day. I sound just like the Geico Gecko.

So, in order to get the most out of reading my posts, you need to imagine them being read by said Gecko. It will be like I am reading them to you.

impish_pixie 54F
6867 posts
1/19/2006 7:14 pm

a gecko with red hair. rotflmao (I'm trying here...I'm really, really trying.)

I make mistakes, I am out of control & at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best. ~Marilyn

rm_JennyLynn32 43F

1/19/2006 11:47 pm

LOL omg I was watching the Gecko today!!! hehehehe he is funny as all get out lol

Fallic40 53M
1858 posts
1/20/2006 9:57 am

JennyLynn, the gecko can be funnier. Just imagine him sitting round a table in a pub with six or seven other geckos all talking like him. It's call Friday Night with the Boys.

Fallic40 53M
1858 posts
1/20/2006 9:59 am

imp, you are trying really 'ard too. If I don't use my BBC voice, nobody can understand anything I say - especially when I use cockney rhyming slang. I was actually told that I could not use it at my last job as nobody could follow what I was saying in meetings.

Fallic40 53M
1858 posts
1/20/2006 10:01 am

sil, maybe I could do the robot back in the halcyon days of the 80s - back when I had my Argentine soccer mullet too. And I cannot lick my eyeball either - but I can lick the tip of my nose.

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