Speaking Frenglish

Monday, January 14, 2008 at 9:23 | Posted in languages | Leave a comment
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Margaret Marks points at a post in the Economist blog making fun of Brittons speaking French with an accent:

Your reporter once had a boss in Brussels, many years ago, who came from a generation of Englishmen who learned technically perfect French but believed that it was somehow actorish and unmanly to speak it with anything except a full-strength British accent.

I combined some video footage just to demonstrate that English and French actually sound so similar that you could just as well call it Frenglish. At least the language spoken by Mrs. Windsor, Mr. Blair and Mr. Sarkozy.


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