For he might have been a Roosian, a French, or Turk, or Proosian, or perhaps Italian

I am 2-0 over the last couple weeks in Guessing Whether Someone is Danish or South African. I don't know why I get those two accents mixed up, except that they both have the combination of very good English spoken with a Germanic-type accent. You would think South African and Dutch would trip me up more often, but they haven't so far. I narrowed the Dane down to either South African or Danish before making my guess a couple of weeks ago and did the same with the South African today.

If you extend the game to Guessing Whether Someone is Danish, South African or Neither, my statistics are much better. There are a whole lot of people around here who are neither Danish nor South African.

srah - Monday, 26 November 2007 - 5:05 PM
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Comments (5)

gravatar alfie - November 26, 2007 - 7:11 PM -

Truly, you live a thrilling life.

gravatar tiff - November 26, 2007 - 7:39 PM -

HMS Pinafore.

gravatar srah - November 26, 2007 - 8:45 PM -

Well done!

gravatar katie - November 28, 2007 - 10:04 PM -

Is it possible to be a South African Dane? You're turning into a regular Henry Higgins, which would have been a much cleverer musical for this blog's title.

gravatar srah - November 28, 2007 - 10:05 PM -


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