but it was never necessary to ask them to repeat multiple times
because their accent was so strong. I have no problem with
Americans with very little American in them (it'll grow in ya if
you let it), but please learn to speaka de English if your going
to act like you want to do business with the English. Back from my
Yes Hoover and Strong are great.
But I am nonplussed at what you are saying in your orchid post?
(Nonplussed: look up the real meaning in the dictionary.)
I happen to be an immigrant to the US, now a permanent alien
resident. I speak English with an accent. The truth is, good
communication takes work for both people communicating, no matter
what lanuage they speak.
Sound like as soon as you heard an accent you put up a wall and did
not even try to understand the other person. Will you do business
with American born people who speak with regional or ethnic dialects?
I use funny words like "till" when I should say "cash register",
"chesterfield" when I should say "love seat" and "broadloom" when I
should say "carpet."
People make fun of the way I speak all the time. I usually laugh it
off...as the person commenting cannot put together a proper sentence
and they grew up in the USA.
I am learning how to use the terms "you know" and "like uh" in
sentences. Does that mean I am learning American?
Where am I from? A clue : Way to go Oilers!!