Things you don’t expect to hear on the news: number 1

People who sound Geordie claiming they sound Jamaican.

I listened to Radio 5 Live this morning and joined midway through an interview with what seemed to be a woman from the north east of England.   I thought her Geordie accent was marked but she seemed very upset saying that she hated the way she sounded.  I thought the feature was the usual nonsense about trusted accents and was only half-listening until I thought I heard her claim that she was speaking with a Jamaican accent.   

At this I was bemused and after some digging on the BBC website found that she has been interviewed on lots of programmes today (including elsewhere on the BBC). Foreign accent syndrome is a recognised medical condition.

Advertisements

About loveandgarbage

I watch the telly and read when not doing law stuff and plugging my decade and a half old unwatched Edinburgh fringe show.
This entry was posted in accents, news, things you don't expect, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s