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The British Language (A Lesson)

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Uploaded on Feb 5, 2010

I DID NOT REALISE THIS WOULD HAVE TO BE SAID, BUT: This video is a joke. Well, it's certainly not serious. It's hyperbolic and silly and in no way actually represents Britain or British accents. Also, to address the most common comments of the last two years:
- Yes, I drop my Rs. I also have an annoying accent and a grating voice. I was teased about my accent all through school, so trust me, I know.
- Yes, I am crazy. Well done for noticing.
- I know nothing about sports. British or American. I am a pasty nerd who skived off sports as much as possible.
- Yes, I know it is not "the British language". That, like many things in this video, was a joke. It is *a* British language, of course (English isn't native to other countries, is it? It originated here) but it isn't *the* British language (Welsh, Cornish, Scots Gaelic, to name three, and also if "yin tin tetra" is English-language then I'm a mongoose) and British English is not a separate language. I did not think this many people would take the title so apparently seriously.
- Scotland, Wales, NI, Channel Isles, and Isle of Man were the ones I was thinking of, but I was wrong; Channel Isles and Isle of Man aren't part of GB. My bad.
- Yes. I am kidding.
I NOW RETURN YOU TO MY ORIGINAL COMMENTARY

So, first of all, this is something which has been bugging me a long time. Especially in HP fanfic, because, yano, mainstream British fandom with a lot of American fans. So I was bitching about this with my friend Morph (who is not British), and she persuaded me to make this.

Now I remember why I never make recordings. It's because I sound like a twelve-year-old imitating the Queen. Who can't pronounce her Rs. WHERE DID MY 'R'S GO? I HAVE NEVER NOTICED HOW MUCH I SOUND LIKE PONTIUS PILATE!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KH_kOj... - THIS GUY IS BETTER AT ACCENTS THAN ME, OKAY? LISTEN TO HIM, NOT ME. HE IS BETTER.

And I am kind of wishing I never decided to animate this (animate is a very rough word). I mean, yeah, I'm ill at the moment (which is my excuse for a lot of the fail in this video, incidentally; my head is spinning and it makes it hard to concentrate), so I've got time on my hands, but what always eludes me is how I can have the patience to hand-animate a six-minute AMV (I lie, I'm only two minutes into that) but not to make a ten-minute slideshow. So, yeah, I got lazy.

Anyway, this is absolutely not a definitive guide. In fact, as these things go, it's pretty crappy, and there is a SERIOUS limit to how much you can fit into ten minutes. Especially when you can only record in forty-second snippets (I was too lazy to go and find a recording program that didn't hate me). I've obviously missed out a lot, and if there's anything you really are missing from this, comment or message me and I'll try to include it in a later video. And if there's anything I'm completely wrong about (except Glaswegians; some of my best friends are Glaswegians, so don't you go calling me out on that one or I'll send them at you with a broken bottle) then comment with that, too. I won't change the video, being as I am a lazy cow, but it is an easy means of letting people know.

COMING SOON (probably) - How To Swear Like A Brit.

(ninety-nine percent of these pictures are stolen straight from Google Images)

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