Continuing from this post.
Things I’ve been accused of: Talkin funny.
Yeah that’s right, people think I talk funny. When I went to Sydney one of the people I met there freaked out.
Tom: What’s wrong??
Ben: As I’m talking to you I can feel myself picking up your regional accent!
Tom: I don’t have a… ok… I MIGHT.
But the more I think about it the more I doubt my accent is regional. When I started a new school a rumour got out that had everybody thinking that I come from England because of the way I talk. Especially the English people. They said I made them feel like they were home. It was a wee bit creepy.
Young Caitlin got the idea, (and spread it much to my detriment) that I talk like a read off of a script. Actually the reason I annunciate is because when I was young I couldn’t talk properly at all and had to go to a speech therapist. I have, however, since then regressed to the point where I say ‘th’ and ‘f’ the same way.
Random: How many where there?
Random: Oh, three!
Tom: doubleyou-tee-eff, that’s what I said!
I have a sneaking suspicion that the way I speak mostly comes from watching too much television. Namely Firefly, where they all talk wrong. Although when I was younger I think I put a conscious effort into talking more like they do on that show.
Worse than me though is Miki. Who honestly has an American accent.