He also claims I speak in a British accent. A bad British accent.
My London borne character needed to say a word in French, so no wonder it didn't sound quite right..
That any accent I speak doesn't sound authentic shouldn't surprise me as I don't do the Oklahoma accent well either and I've lived in the state all my life.
"Where are you from?" I've been asked. It took me quite some time to realize that occasionally people were trying to place my accent.
We're all as unique as our fingerprints, and in some ways, having an accent can help us bond. It's a part of who we are—a bit of the fabric of our life. When you're meeting someone for the first time, it lets you know that you and the other person may have different histories. It gives you a conversation starter so that you both can compare and contrast your experiences.
Vive la difference.