Friday, December 18, 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. 


7 comments:

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

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

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  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!

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

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

    LCM x

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  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.

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

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