There are times when I really wish I could put on a good American accent here. Like at the Philadelphia Parking Authority the other day – I’m pretty sure the woman could have understood what I wanted if she’d just been a little more patient. But some kind of invisible wall descended between us when she heard my accent.
When my son was a toddler, he used to enjoy singing ‘Oh what a beautiful morning’ from the show Oklahoma. And the weird thing was, although he was British, he sang it with an American accent. How come? So I was fascinated to read here that an ‘merican accent might be the default setting for singing.
Ha! Well who’d have thought! The next time I need guest parking permits, perhaps I just need to burst into song!