Do you alter the way you talk to different people?
What I mean is that I work in England but come from Scotland and speaking naturally have a very strong Scottish accent.
I find I only speak totally natural when speaking to other Scottish people down here, nearly always altering things slightly to make sure Im understood – although that doesnt always work.
When In Kentucky a few years ago staff at McDonalds asked me to repeat my order so that they could hear my accent – and then asked me to repeat it slowly so they could get it right. I wasnt offended as I found it a bit amusing.
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