Friday, September 12, 2008

Babel

I've just realised that for the rest of my life I will always be able to pick out a Bermudian accent and a Caymanian accent. And living here with so many expats I've honed in on the differences between an Australian, New Zealander and a South African accent, where I never could before. Or even a Torontonian vs a Nova Scotian. That's what living overseas does to a person, I reckon. Take my father for instance, he can pinpoint exactly from an Asian crowd who's Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Filipino, Cambodian or Thai, by just looking at them. I don't know how he does it but I reckon his speciality is features where as mine are accents. We could open up our own spy agency, don't you think?

1 comment:

bermudabluez said...

You and your father are both lucky....kind of interesting I think!! And it might just come in handy one day...