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I don’t see that there is anything to laugh about!
AB: Is it okay when you’re telling an anecdote to do an impression of the person? I feel like sometimes it’s okay and sometimes it’s not but I’m unclear as to what makes it okay... CD: It depends how accurate it is or how vulnerable that person is... Or arguably how aware they are of themselves. Like when people impersonate me, if it’s in good will , I think it’s gas... But it depends on how confident I am feeling in that particular moment, moreover, how insecure AB: Yes! Is it only okay when you know the person?? Is it okay for me to impersonate my English friends’ accent but not some random English person? Or is it okay to impersonate English people full stop because they were an imperial power? EF: I am looking forward to not having an English person do an impression of me again! I got really sick of fake Oirish accents when I lived in the UK AB: That’s weird! That has literally never happened to me... Though I once met a horrible old man in a pub who kept trying to make me say the word potatoes... it didn’t feel good actually. It felt like a violation!! CD: Na Sasanaigh ? Fair game then. Ha ha? I'd say that if your impersonating lots of English people it could get exhausting considering where you live, who you live with. But! I don't think you’re impersonating people because they are English though, so it's fine... I noticed that a lot of Brits here use their Oirish accent personation as a stand in for silly voice. AB: Yeah, like how in Ireland we would do an upperclass English accent to show that someone is a snob or rich or upright? CD: Fair trade. AB: I’m making a work at the moment and in it I tell an anecdote about this Eastern European man who gave me an eye test... When it initially happened I told the story and did an impression of the guy but now I realize I probably shouldn’t. CD: Did you do the Borat voice? AB: It was a bit Boratty yeah CD: Lol, I’d modify that so GH: It’s totally fine to do an English accent but not an Eastern European one. It’s interesting the differences in the ways English culture and American culture take the piss of the Irish. I think that some small amount of English people do it in a more hateful way because of The Troubles. Americans thankfully can’t do accents. They “love” the Irish but we’re cartoon characters to them because there is so much bastardized Irish culture here like St Patrick’s day and pubs. I think that’s the problem with doing accents from cultures you don’t really understand...but taking the piss of Imperialism I think is a good thing because people are very forgetful. AB: Totes. And it is fine to do an American accent? For everyone? EF: I find a lot of Irish people have a “TV” American accent anyway, myself included. GH: I love doing American accents, how else would I cope with living here? EF: Lol AB: And is it fine for us to all do Irish accents that we don’t have? Like a real culchie one or D4? GH: I think all bar a northern but I think that’s actually fine too AB: Northern accents are just too hard to do
I think about him all the time