The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #20610   Message #215582
Posted By: GUEST,Mrr
21-Apr-00 - 11:11 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: A Mothers' Day (Ken Robertson)
Subject: RE: Mothers' Day
Why not, the most entertaining thing I remember MY mother saying.
Background: Mom's native language is Hungarian, she had a German governess, went to grade school in Serbian, and learned French in high school. She didn't learn English till her 20's. So her accent in all languages is, shall we say, eclectic, and not immediately recognizable.
One day she got into a cab and gave her desitnation. The cabby, curious, asked where her accent came from. Mom's answer:
(in heavy accent)It comes from trying to speak English!