The UK is on the other side of a fairly big ocean, but we've all heard enough British accents on the telly (Netflix) that most of us should be master imitators by now, right?
In a new video by the Cut, one-hundred Americans were asked to speak in their best British accents on camera. As it turns out, most Americans' "best" British accent is spectacularly bad. And frankly, it's a little embarrassing. Have NONE of these people binge-watched The Great British Bake Off aka the best show on television (Netflix)???
You can watch here, and get ready for many, many references to the "c-word" and also the "t-word" (tea):
Crikey! We haven't heard an American butcher the British accent this badly since Josh Hartnett in Blowdry (JK, we haven't seen Blowdry, but we've seen YouTube and it is bad). At least in these people's defense, they aren't actors.
Except for this woman, who nailed the accent so well, if she's not an actor already, she SHOULD be:
Is it possible to remake Blowdry with this woman as the lead?
P.S. If you haven't binge-watched The Great British Bake Off, you're missing out, America.