WORDS ABOUT WORDS
The easiest way to give the impression of having a good accent or no foreign accent at all is to hold an unlit pipe in your mouth, to mutter between your teeth and finish all sentences with the question: 'isn't it?' People will not understand much, but they are accustomed to that and they will get a most excellent impression.
George Mikes, How to be an Alien, 1946
Posted on January 14, 1999 at 8:02 AM