I watched a very nice video on Youtube today made by Dabrah of Fickle Muse with her new FLIP mini videocam. (The link to it is in the comments on the makeup post)
"So what finally sunk in" I hear you asking?
Just how very different and British I sound to everyone here and why I often get a very strong reaction when I speak! You see Dabrah comes from the very same part of England that I do and so we have a similar accent and she sounds sooo posh. It was like a serious "Whoa - that's how I sound" moment!
I think now I am out at work all day, I am mixing constantly with Americans and have less time to speak to friends and family back home. So to suddenly listen to a British accent like mine, was like a light suddenly turned on in my head and now I understand why they love to hear me talk.
I'm crazy I know, but it really was very wierd after 3 years of thinking what's all the fuss about? I guess I am just becoming so integrated I don't even think I sound different anymore - well oh boy do I ever!
I'm getting a FLIP on Monday, so I'll film something next week and post it with commentary, then y'all can have a chuckle at my accent!