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Re: I wake up to it every day.....

October 12, 2021 11:09AM
Our Priest is from Nigeria... I can understand only about half what he says. BUT... I love listening to him. laughing smiley

My Aunt (RIP) had a very heavy Italian accent.... but what made it even more difficult was that when she got older she mixed English and Italian... not the accent, the language. laughing smiley She was completely unaware she was doing it.

Interesting Anecdote... My Dad spoke only Italian until he started school. In later life he only spoke Italian with his MUCH older sisters, until they passed. SOOOO... when I took him to Italy in 1971 it was his first trip to the 'home country'. I was excited to have an Italian speaker to communicate while there... but he was hesitant to try thinking he had forgotten too much. He hadn't.

The first night in Italy we went into the Hotel and I forced my Dad to speak to the desk clerk in Italian... which he did. He didn't get 10 words into it and the clerk interrupted him and said, "You're from Lucca aren't you?". I was astounded... Italians can damn near tell which block of the Italian city you came from.
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  It can aggravate people...

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  LOL... that was funny! nm

RAMbler11October 12, 2021 10:08AM

  I wake up to it every day.....

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  Re: I wake up to it every day.....

JamesJM14October 12, 2021 11:09AM

  Man, you always bring up interesting topics

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  Oh man do you have my envy.....

JamesJM17October 08, 2021 08:04AM

  Re: Accents, I love them...

MamaRAMa15October 08, 2021 06:49AM

  love the UK English

IowaRam17October 08, 2021 02:01PM

  I loved hearing my Great Grandmother talk. She was from Liverpool England..

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  If I needed to pick a favorite, it would be British for sure....

RAMbler13October 12, 2021 10:25AM

  Give me Swedish..

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  Re: Accents, I love them...

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