Saturday, 8 May 2010

She's Good Because I'm not Teaching Her!

About a week ago BK1 spent the whole day outside playing with a boy from her school who lives in our street. I was outside with BK2 at the same time and obviously met the boy's mother and we had a chat.

At one point, she said: "your childrens' English is so good!"

I like that, obviously.

I said: "yeah, that's because I don't speak English with them at all."

I could see the cogs moving in her head, then she smiled.

"Good Stockport accent, isn't it?" I said, and she agreed: "it is a lovely Stockport accent!"

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  1. It took me a while to get that, my clogs are obviously a bit slow at this time of day. Good one! Maybe that's our success then as well, I definitely have the most Glaswegian girl in our mums and toddlers group (where we have a high percentage of parents hailing originally from England).

    Now I only need to work on the German ;)

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  2. Reminds me of travelling through the US, and being complimented several times that "you're English is so good!", after answering where I was from. Because, of course, being from Australia I can't be expected to have an adequate command of the English language.

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  3. And I meant 'your' - oops!

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