Sunday, September 26, 2010

September 26 - International Adopt an Accent Day

On this day, September 26, 1963, at the absolute height of the Cold War, Sergei Androginov found himself cornered in the rear booth of a seedy diner. He had arranged a meeting with his FBI mole, but it was clear, from the looks on the two goons in the doorway, that his cover had been blown. It was also apparent the two men had no idea what he looked like, so he did the only thing he could think of... adopting the accent of a stuttering gay Scotsman.

"Th-th-thay, laddies, ye be lookin' fer a g-g-g-goot time ur ye?" The Feds, fearing they might offend a friend of the director, spun on their heels and made for the door.

Go head, adopt an accent. It's like taking a vacation without leaving the country. English, Irish, Scotch, and Canadian are the easiest to mimic. Add the speech impediment of your choosing and watch the girls/guys come running!

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