04 October 2007

Peter Sellers Explains British Accents

As an international language there are countless varieties of English. Yesterday I listened to a section of Tom Friedman's The World is Flat where he describes visiting a class for Indian employees of a telephone service center where they were being taught how to imitate American, Canadian, or Australian accents. And thus hide their perfectly native "Indian accents."

These differences in English are fascinating. Just listen to this piece of You Tube video of Peter Sellers speaking English in all its British flavors.

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