It takes great skill to mock politics without cynicism, mean spiritedness, or partisanship.

I can think of a lot of people who aren't completely worthless.

Now that is interesting. You find the Homemade oxalic acid vaporizer guy unintelligible where I have no trouble at all understanding him. Mr Doubletalk, on the other hand, is speaking mumbo jumbo. I can't understand a single thing he is saying!!



There's a great documentary on YouTube about the actor Robert Shaw.

Much of the documentary is in the Irish language, but when these people speak English, they sound to me like they have American accents.

I always think of the Irish as speaking like these farmers.


I've mentioned before that I have close friends who are Irish immigrants. When we first met, I could barely understand what they were saying. They've since slowed down and become more American in their speech. But after a visit to the Old Country, it starts all over again.

@baldilocks @ThomasWic

As a American born Greek I spent last evening with Greeks, Germans, South Africans and Scotts. When the Scotts spoke... I politely smiled a lot... while likely looking like a bobble head. 😬

@MegasAlexandros @baldilocks @ThomasWic My grandfather was from Paisley. He moved to the US in the late 20s. My husband rarely understood him. My grandfather never noticed. When I told my grandfather we were getting engaged his answer was "You could do a lot worrrssse" in a thick burr. In typical Scots understatement that was the highest compliment ever. Pop was great. The accent is very hard to understand.

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