Friday, 18 December 2015

If Donald Trump were British

I'm quite often told by American friends that everything I say sounds intelligent. (It's true.) Not that everything I say is a pearl of wisdom, you understand, but they think my British (or "Briddish") accent lends my words a certain gravitas.

Or, as Stephen Fry once said -"I shouldn't be saying this - high treason, really - but I sometimes wonder if Americans aren't fooled by our accent into detecting brilliance that may not really be there."

 A British accent in the USA increases your perceived IQ about one hundredfold. And here is the absolute proof - 

Donald Trump, with a British accent. 


  1. Wow, that was hilarious! LOL!
    (I'm from the US)

  2. As an American, yes...British accents DO sound intelligent.

  3. I am an American living in Scotland. I love this but have stopped posting anything relating to Trump. I feel there is no such thing as bad publicity so I am no longer giving him any publicity. However, I would love to share this if I hadn't decided never to post anything about him again!

  4. Ha, ha ha! That's how we feel over here!
    Maggie x

  5. Fabulous.
    And thank goodness he DOESN'T have a British accent!

    LCM x

  6. Point made and taken! So funny!

    It also helps that the British voice was pitched quite a bit lower than Trump's eldritch screech. I'd like to hear James Earl Jones provide the same voiceover for comparison.

  7. Yes, point very well made. Just shows how easy it is to be prejudiced, without intending to be.


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