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Day 137/365: Apparently I'm from everywhere [20180517|19:32]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Here is a sampling of amusing exchanges I've had recently with people who have tried and failed to identify where I'm from based on my accent.

Anecdote 1
I'm in a taxi late in the evening, going home. The driver is Brummie. I've told him that I've been in London for the day for work. He asks me how long I've lived in the Midlands. "Almost six years," I reply. "It doesn't feel like that long since I was living in London."

Him: "Yeah, you still sound like a Londoner."
Me: “I do, don’t I.”

I chuckled over this internally for a good hour after I got home.

Anecdote 2
I'm in a taxi, going home after an evening out with some lady friends.

Taxi driver: “Do you want the good news or the bad news first?”
Me: “Er, the bad news?”
Him: “You lost Eurovision.”
Me: “...Did we?”
Him: “Yes, I’m afraid Australia finished last in the popular vote.”
Me: “What a shame.”

I never did find out what the good news was.

And the one that takes the cake, my friends:

Anecdote 3
I’m speaking to someone to whom I’ve just been introduced.

Him: “Your president is very handsome.”
Me: “WHAT”
Him: “Justin Trudeau! He’s very handsome.”

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[User Picture]From: daphnep
2018-05-18 00:31 (UTC)
That’s quite a range you have, there.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2018-05-18 10:14 (UTC)
Australia is a new one for me!
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[User Picture]From: melissa_maples
2018-05-18 03:01 (UTC)
'Excuse me, could you settle a bet? My friends and I can't agree whether you're from South Africa or New Zealand'.

'I've never been to either of those places'.

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[User Picture]From: nanila
2018-05-18 10:14 (UTC)
Well, quite. I've never been to Australia!
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[User Picture]From: owlfish
2018-05-19 23:17 (UTC)
You're ubiquitous!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2018-05-21 13:48 (UTC)
My accent has finally caught up with my appearance, haha.
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[User Picture]From: meathiel
2018-05-23 12:54 (UTC)
Haha ... that is pretty cool.
Esp. Australia ...
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2018-05-23 14:42 (UTC)
The last one was pretty alarming until it was clarified, I must say! :D
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[User Picture]From: meathiel
2018-05-23 15:49 (UTC)
I can imagine that ... *rofl*
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