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    Deereyme66Deereyme66
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    Why do some footballers think affecting a foreign accent is a good substitute for not speaking the language?

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    Deereyme66Deereyme66
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    Or…pretending you don’t know the English language and are struggling to find the right words?

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    A not so honourable mention to Steve Mclaren
    Notice how the German’s treat their audience with respect and assume they have the language skills to understand English, we Brits should really be ashamed in that respect. If a German player couldn’t speak the langauge hear,we’d have a translator if they interviewed him in German al hell would break loose, Farage would drop his binoculars into the Channel with rage at us re-joining the EU

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    ironingboardironingboard
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    I reckon Steve’s double dutch takes the trophy home for me Jeff.

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    Rene ArtoisRene Artois
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    When I first saw the title of this thread yesterday and without my glasses on… I ‘mid-read’ it as Pseudo Assets.

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    Notice how the German’s treat their audience with respect and assume they have the language skills to understand English, we Brits should really be ashamed in that respect. If a German player couldn’t speak the langauge hear,we’d have a translator if they interviewed him in German al hell would break loose, Farage would drop his binoculars into the Channel with rage at us re-joining the EU

    It’ll be interpreted consecutively, i.e. after he’s finished speaking.

    Dier’s accent is quite a common phenomenon, it’s called “mirroring” I think. It’s definitely not confined to footballers. It might involve a shift in accent, or some other behaviours that “mirror” the person you’re talking to. I’ve definitely done it – some of my family are from Tyneside and when I’ve spend a couple of days with them my accent definitely shifts some way up the A1 from North Lincolnshire towards Newcastle.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirroring

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    wotnowbrncowwotnowbrncow
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    In fairness to Eric Dier he spent 10 years between the ages of 7 and 17 living in Portugal so I think his accent has always been a little bit unusual.

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    Deereyme66Deereyme66
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    Yes, maybe a bit harsh. He’s not the worst perpetrator. There’s ‘mirroring’ and there’s being a complete dick….

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    NorthumbironNorthumbiron
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    Prefer it when he does his Pub Landlord routine!

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    SideriteSiderite
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    Some Iron fans may be affecting pseudo-Scouse accents given the desire from some to sing You’ll Never Walk Alone on the Facebook group.

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    Deereyme66Deereyme66
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    When I first saw YNWA on social media I thought someone was suggesting a NWA song by a new Young version of the band. Found it quite baffling. Think it’s an age thing. As for singing YNWA? Preposterous.

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