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gizmo_mathboy
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aerospace engineer by education, all-around walking cesspool of knowledge by nature, and professional grade slacker by choice. Sysadmin at a major midwestern university.
Saturday May 25, 2002
01:47 PM

Cultural Dissonance

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That's the only way I can describe what I just saw.

I was watching a cooking show, Cucina Amore, and the two cooks they had were what could be best described as good ol' boy Italian-Americans. Very weird to hear someone speak in sort of stereotypically Italian-America way with a Texas drawl.

One of my friends said it was like listening to someone with a Southern drawl learning to speak Spanish.

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  • One of my friends said it was like listening to someone with a Southern drawl learning to speak Spanish.

    I was The White Guy in my Swahili class in college -- all the others were American blacks, with varying degrees of Black Vernacular English accents. Since I'd been studying languages since I was a kid, I picked up a decent approximation of Swahili pronunciation on the first day. But the other people in the class didn't have much of a background in foreign languages, so that it was basically like listen