The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #70118   Message #1198951
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
03-Jun-04 - 12:35 AM
Thread Name: Sorch is Home!
Subject: RE: Sorch is Home!
I'm intrigued by those comments about your accent. Had it really changed that noticeably by the time you got home? Struck me as fairly strong, but I suppose no more so than my Auntie Judy, who married an American sailor and moved to Norfolk (Virginia). Don (Arscott; therefore Cornish on his father's side) was posted back here again a year or two later, and by then you couldn't tell that Judy had ever not spoken 'Mercan. That was in the 1960s, mind.

Next time you're over here, if you have a couple of days to spare (!), I'll teach you to speak real BBC English, which is a mixture of "Queen's" and "educated Scots". Of course, US immigration may not let you back in again after that, but it will be their loss.