The Season of the Spelling Bee
It is the season of the Spelling Bee. Competitions galore in the USA.
The purpose of the Spelling Bee competition is to ‘help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts, and develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives.’
I wonder if I were in the Spelling Bee competition, as a Brit, if I might win because I put an extra U certain words, making them that little bit longer….. Or would I be disqualified? An interesting conundrum. Actually, I would probably be disqualified for being 38 and not 8.
Watch this one for an amusing Spelling Bee moment in a competition 🙂 Cute!
The ladies loves an English accent
The American girls are fawning over Harry. If he has listened to one thing I said, it is this: keep your accent, the ladies love it. And they do. They go ga-ga for it.
Why is that? A dating site called I love your accent says this:
‘American women are going a Brit crazy over English accents – especially posh ones.
‘A poll was commissioned by the latest dating website in the USA in which couples are matched by the sound of someone’s dialect.
‘The site’s founder, Rochelle Peachey revealed: “American women go crazy over the upper class British accents like Princes William and Harry although I have to say if you breakdown the figures, in the Midwest we found the Cockney or Liverpudlian accent were winners as well.
‘“But most American men in the Southern states are more likely to be attracted by a regional accent like Geordie or Welsh – the outcome of the poll was fascinating and revealed different tastes in dialect right across the USA.”
‘The poll findings are bad news for German men and not good for their French counterparts either as the figures revealed the one-time sexy French accent no longer has a great influence on hot-blooded American women, unless they live in Washington State where French men came tops ahead of their English and Italian counterparts.’
FYI, here is the top ten list….
The Top 10 ‘sexy’ accents favored by American men are:
1. English Posh
2. English Cockney
7. English Northern
The Top 10 ‘sexy’ accents favored by American women are:
1. Upper-class English
4. Northern English
My husband is a Cockney, so he’ll be happy. Gawd Bless the English accent, guv’nor!
And let’s confuse it further, courtesy of the Fast Show….
And for some Cockney shenanigans….
I think I’m going to ham up my posh accent a bit more……okay, ya? 😉