OMG, I was laughing so hard, I was crying!!! I know exactly what you mean about the Reims accent, though thankfully my husband does not sound retarded when he talks! LOL Plus I totally forgot you were from this area, that was a fun surprise.
Anyway, you have a lovely accent, sometimes it seems American and sometimes I hear an English influence, in any case you have a lovely voice. Cor, we should be on the radio together!
This was a bit of a shock for me. Being new to your blog, I somehow got the impression that you were a Frogette. I very quickly realised that this was not the case. Loved the Reims accent and thought you sounded slightly Scandinavian in English.
HIL-larious! now i know how to ask for pommes in Reims like the “locals” I thought about doing a little audio post myself, but am having serious trouble with posting the code on wordpress. Any tips? merci
Frog – I thought I loved you before, but now it’s for sure! Not only are you cute and funny, but brilliant too! This post is GREAT! I think your “English speaking voice” accent certainly does sound a bit British at times, and at others a bit French. No matter what, I could easily listen to you talk for days and never get bored. Ahhhhhh….
I just might have to follow suit and do this with you. Audioblogger, Blogger’s version of the audiopost took a shit, so I will have to check out your hook-up. But how utterly enlightning. I’ve heard those accents before but never ever thought they were anything but just French. I am informed. Love it Mickelino, about as much as I love you!
Hey, I’m a first-time visitor to your blog (got here from Lesley at Peregrinations), and I am extremely impressed with your accent in English! I know a lot of French people that speak English well, but not to that extent – I didn’t hear any Frenchness in there at all. It sounded a bit British at times, but mostly American with the intonation and words used. Chapeau !
I’m a friend of Lesley’s who started the accent meme so here I am listening to your very funny post.
You sound like an American from California when speaking English. And your examples of Reims French are a great pleasure to listen to. Anyone feeling low would get a terrific boost listening to you say rue.
Watch this space for an example of the Bordeaux accent, my daughter has lived in Bordeaux all her life and speaks a fairly standard French but imitates the locals very well.
I have to have thomas, my french beau, do his own audio meme…when I first heard you, I did not realize you were actually french. He also has not at all a traditional french accent, I would be curious to see what you thought it sounded like!