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This is a place for all sorts of off-topic discussion.

You can post anon or un-anon, per your personal preference, as usual.

All I ask is that you stay civil and (hopefully) friendly.

If you also want to use this thread to try to find a beta for a fic, or ask a brit-pick-ish question, I think that would be an acceptable use. Have fun!

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Re: What's your native language, meme?

(Anonymous)
I'm an ESL too, and not a very fluent one at that, which is why I don't write fics. I can't even write well in my native language, probably because I'm an intensely visual person.

Also, I've had some difficulties understanding the English spoken in British shows thanks to the ubiquity of American entertainments in my (non English-speaking) home country... all English accents other than standard American sounded like completely different languages to my ears. Anyone else had this problem?

Re: What's your native language, meme?

(Anonymous)
Hello. I have exactly the same problem! I'm much more familiar with American accents for some reason, though I'm fairly good at understanding spoken English now, I still have a bit of a problem understanding heavy british accents. Have you ever heard of Liverpool accents? I thought it was....not English at first.

Re: What's your native language, meme?

(Anonymous)
For me, it's the other way around. I'm fairly good at understanding and recognising British accents. At least, I had no problems with Life On Mars or Takin' Over The Asylum. American accents, though? I have some trouble with Southern/Texan accents, and oddly enough, some Canadian accents. :)

What accent do you speak in?

Re: What's your native language, meme?

(Anonymous)
I'm from the US and I have trouble understanding people from the South or with heavy Texas accents.


Although, I have it on good authority that Europeans have trouble understanding me because I talk too fast. *shrugs*

Re: What's your native language, meme?

(Anonymous)
American here who has trouble understanding certain British accents, and we're all (allegedly) speaking the same language! I had trouble with the Ninth Doctor and Life on Mars until I got used to them, and I had to listen to all of Catherine Tate's dialogue (on Doctor Who) three or four times until I understood it all.

But then, there's no "standard American" accent either, despite what TV tries to tell you. There's a reality show that depicts people living in the Louisiana bayous with subtitles, because they expect no one will understand those backwoods Cajun folk.

Re: What's your native language, meme?

(Anonymous)
Shit, I'm an American with English as my first language and I sometimes don't understand British speech.

Specific example: the scene where Sherlock runs through the deductions that led him to believe Jim's gay. I still literally have no idea what some of those words were, and I've seen that scene several times. I think not being able to see Sherlock's mouth is an additional hurdle.

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