Hmm... that seems random title generator-y, but it's actually relevant. Has anyone here heard of Foriegn Accent Syndrome? I'm not 100% sure that's what I have, but it's pretty close.
Whenever I hear a British accent for at least 10 or so minutes at a time, I get stuck in one. I honestly acquire an accent. It doesn't leave until I wake up the next morning, and sometimes it still lingers. Why is this? I have no idea. The only way I can prevent it after hearing the accent is to not speak for at least 2 hrs. Normally this isn't much of a problem, but it will be Thursday and Friday.
We're starting an analysis of A Christmas Carol in English. We'll watch a bit of the movie and use a book on tape. Both of which will use British accents. Oh, no. I tried to explain this problem to my teacher, but she said, "Oh, you'll be extra-realistic when we act it out!" She doesn't get that if I speak AT ALL afterwards, it will stick. That will not be good.
I tried to get my mother to write me a note excusing me from talking for a while afterwards, but she wouldn't. Gah.
Why must I have this accent problem? It may be because I prefer the way British people talk to American accents of all sorts. I don't even always sound American, I've been told I sound British when I don't even notice. I still don't notice. And so tomorrow and Friday I will not be speaking. My problems are so strange.
Also, a sad statistic: I've been listening to Me, Myself, and Time an average of 22 times a day. I'm the only person I know who pays more attention to the background music than the singing. Gah once more. I wonder if I'll get in trouble for not speaking...