Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 223

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.’

The Spelling Bee is full of colourful / colorful words ;)

The Spelling Bee is full of colourful / colorful words ๐Ÿ˜‰

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 someoneโ€™s dialect.

Bit of posh, anyone?

Bit of posh, anyone?

‘The siteโ€™s founder, Rochelle Peachey revealed: โ€œAmerican 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.

‘โ€œBut most American men in the Southern states are more likely to be attracted by a regional accent like Geordie or Welsh โ€“ the outcome of the poll was fascinating and revealed different tastes in dialect right across the USA.โ€

‘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
3. Italian
4. Irish
5. Welsh
6. French
7. English Northern
8. Russian
9. Scottish
10. Spanish

The Top 10 ‘sexy’ accents favored by American women are:
1. Upper-class English
2. Cockney
3. Scottish
4. Northern English
5. French
6. Italian
7. Spanish
8. Welsh
9. Liverpudlian
10. Russian

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? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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6 Responses to Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 223

  1. I wonder what they mean by Northern English? East, west? Geordie? Mancunian?

  2. Judy Ratner says:

    Spelling Bees are peculiarly American and I don’t like them! The kids spend months and even years going through word lists and the dictionary MEMORIZING words, usually with an over-eager parent as accomplice. I would put my spelling skills up against the average American and I never studied a word list. The way to โ€˜help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts, and develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives.โ€™ is simply to encourage them to read, read,read and look up words they don’t know. They will naturally develop a wide vocabulary and spelling skills and be more likely to remember these things than kids who just memorize lists. That’s my two cents!

  3. Andy says:

    Another happy cockney quietly laughing at this one – nice to see we rate highly even if we are behind the plummy sloane rangers! I don’t think my wife will want to see that website in my browsing history though….. ๐Ÿ™‚

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