Saturday, March 29, 2008

Affecting an Accent

Whats with trying on a Firangi accent? How many times have you seen an American try and talk in an Indian accent to either be 'helpful' or to show-off?
Well I for one, have never seen that happen. I know a couple of firangi acquaintances try and learn Hindi, and learn to speak it quite well!

But I find so many people around me, producing different accents for different occasions/contexts.
A firangi asks you a questions and out comes the accent.

"Yeaaah, I mind ahhctuaaly"

Arre! subah mere saath baat ho rahi thi to "Ahhctuaaly" ko aap "Actually" keh rahe thhe.

Personally, I think nothing sounds as stupid as an artificial accent.
I am not buying it if you tell me your 3 month, 2 year, stint in America/UK naturally got you an accent that keeps changing
(I doubt if a 3 month stay in Bangladesh will give a Bangla tinge to your accent. Selective absorption of accent then?)

Hey! be comfy the way you are, if nothing else, at least you will save me the effort of cringing in disgust!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Random Ramblings

Ah, the pleasure of winning a game of scrabble after trailing at one point 36 to 127 is unparalleled. :D

Unparalleled is the irritation one feels when after two weeks of contemplation one, suddenly at the last moment realises, hey "Actually we should postpone it, a couple of these guys cannot make it" :|

Also unparalleled one feels is's audacity to delete a 4 year old blog, and then not respond when questioned! its true it happened to a friend! unnerving!

The joy of designing your own personalised T-shirt and gifting it to a friend is unparalleled as well :D