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I don't talk like that!

sozforhappysozforhappy LondonPosts: 123 The Mix Convert
edited April 2019 in Anything Goes
I find it extremely annoying when people say I have an Irish or Scottish or American accent when I don't! I don't even come from those places at all! Don't ask why I find this annoying, I hate having to explain and figure out in detail. It just gets on my nerves when people think I come from some random place by mistaking how I talk or look. Also some people think I'm Chinese because of my eyes (tho of course when they look at real Chinese people they see the difference). Like what on earth are they hearing/seeing??! It may be that I don't talk much so my voice comes out funny but still, or that I come from elsewhere near the places they think (probably explains the "Chinese eyes" but definitely not the Irish/Scottish bit).

I'd appreciate u don't ask where I actually come from either, I hate being specific like that especially when it's not the real issue and I'm not in the mood to talk about it. The truth is I was raised in England practically my whole life so I certainly don't have a foreign accent. People hearing so are totally irritatingly insane!!
Kathleen07Aidan

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  • lymo227lymo227 Posts: 10 Confirmed not a robot
    accents are funny
    especially when traveling
    there are so many accents withing england and uk 
    the way we learn to speak, the accents of the people who taught us to speak, those we surrund ourselves with.  i know people who after moving tend to speak more like their current area
    travel, moving, lots of things create the way we speak

    i am sorry that people have commented on it
    maybe they are trying to make conversation?
    it is probbably an innocent question
    people starting conversation, getting to know you and they dont know it makes you uncomfortable
    finding out where people come from is very interesting to alot of people
    Aidan
  • ShaunieShaunie I’m alive but I’m dead England 🏠Posts: 11,277 An Original Mixlorian
    I agree with Lymo227. Though i can hear your frustation. :(
    𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐩 𝐝𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮, 𝐚𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐠𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐝𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮. 𝐁𝐮𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮. 𝐒𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐮𝐧𝐚𝐩𝐨𝐥𝐨𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐤 𝐚𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝. 💕💕
    Aidan
  • sozforhappysozforhappy LondonPosts: 123 The Mix Convert
    edited April 2019
    lymo227 said:
    accents are funny
    especially when traveling
    there are so many accents withing england and uk 
    the way we learn to speak, the accents of the people who taught us to speak, those we surrund ourselves with.  i know people who after moving tend to speak more like their current area
    travel, moving, lots of things create the way we speak

    i am sorry that people have commented on it
    maybe they are trying to make conversation?
    it is probbably an innocent question
    people starting conversation, getting to know you and they dont know it makes you uncomfortable
    finding out where people come from is very interesting to alot of people
    Yes but the point is I was never born or raised in those places so that's why it's annoying i sound like that to people and they think I have accents from there. It's like their ears are totally switched to a different sync when hearing me talk and I hate that my voice comes out like from places I have no relevance with to other people. (It's not that I care too much what people think, I just hate when they say it to me). Ur not getting it at all
    Aidan
  • AidanAidan Clever idiot Posts: 2,653 Boards Champion
    edited April 2019
    Hey @sozforhappy

    I understand the frustration if you don't come from those places, but as @lymo227 said, an accent is (most of the time, at least!) an indicator of where someone is from and it's probably just light-hearted conversation- getting to know someone can start with things like where they're from.

    Also, did you know your voice sounds different to other people as it sounds to you? If you record yourself talking and listen to it, that's how other people hear it, it's pretty weird and I don't like the sound of my own voice haha

    Do you find situations where people try to get to know you tough? I can understand to an extent as I was very introverted and found social situations painful once.

    Take care!
    Aidan
    "Do, or do not, there is no try" <(•.•)>              
  • sozforhappysozforhappy LondonPosts: 123 The Mix Convert
    I simply hate people getting things wrong like that especially by how I naturally talk or look, yes I have heard my voice in recordings and clearly sound very different from Irish or Scottish people, my accent is pure English thank you! I was born in the far Eastern and raised here in London practically my whole life so of course I don't have anything to do with the former states. So other people are just something else! Just like when they think I'm Chinese but see the real difference when they compare me with people who actually come from there. It's probably just my tone of voice that makes me sound like that but certainly nothing to do with accent!
  • sozforhappysozforhappy LondonPosts: 123 The Mix Convert
    edited April 2019
    It's not about being curious or anything, it's about them getting it wrong when I clearly don't come from those places. They already clearly see by how I look and telling them where I live
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