Re: English Accents in Texas

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Thu Aug 02 2001 - 09:53:34 MDT

Reason wrote:
> ---> Lee Corbin
> > > (Then I started to notice what an English accent does to
> > Texans, after which
> > > I stopped paying attention to other things. I swear, it's like
> > clubbing baby
> > > seals, only you can't stop).
> >
> > Would you explain more about that? I think that I may know
> > what you are talking about, but I'm not sure.
> One day after landing: in Wendy's, cute guy starts chatting me up in the
> queue after hearing me talk ("oh my god, you're *english*). Clubbing ensues.
> Three days after landing: entering a pool hall (of that peculiar type found
> in Texas where the waitresses are selected for appearance and wear those
> oddball uniforms); the greeter shakes my hand and won't let go until I
> remind her that she's still holding on.
> Four days after landing: I'm starting to wonder if accents have potential
> military applications. The underlying reasons for the English having managed
> to conquer half the known world are becoming apparent to me.

Ah, the horse doing calculus phenomenon, otherwise known as the Penguin
in Pasadena...

So its YOUR fault that Dubya is so self concious about his

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