How does one intentionally learn (fake/funny/stereotypical) accents?
June 30, 2011 9:54 PM Subscribe
I'd like to try making a "life goal" out of mastering stereotypical/fake accents... the impeccably snooty Frenchman, the stuck up Brit, redneck American, serious Japanese businessman, and so on. How does one intentionally learn (fake/funny/stereotypical) accents?
posted by luciphercolors to Writing & Language (34 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
The few accents I've picked up are great for amusing friends and family, but I want to be able to develop an act. I picked mine up from watching movies and incorporating them into play as a child, but I don't feel like I've been able to add much to my repertoire since then.
One way to learn them seems to be watch lots of movies with the target accent, and while I might pick up the accent that way, it soon becomes lost. Further... I'm interested in fake accents, or super-recognizable stereotypical accents, not real ones.
Any ideas? Excellent movies to watch for this purpose? Thanks!