is it just me?
October 13, 2010
I have a co-worker, let’s call him “Ben.” Ben said something funny today.
But first, disclaimer, Ben’s great, he’s very smart. And maybe this is only funny to me. In which case, well, I’m sorry to waste your time. Natch.
I have another co-worker, let’s call him “Louie.” Louie interviewed someone for a job today, and the someone was a large black man who spoke with obviously accented English. Not an English accent. That wouldn’t be funny. But obviously accented English.
Okay, obviously accented English isn’t necessarily funny.
But after the guy left, someone said “Where’s he from?”
And “Ben” said “I think his accent sounded like he was from Ghana.”
Is it just me? Maybe it’s just me. Because I have a hard time distinguishing between the heavily accented English from Ghana and the heavily accented English coming from Sierra Leone. Or Togo. Or the Ivory Coast. Or even Burkina Faso.
But then again, I have a bit of a tin ear.
Okay, it’s just me.