A breakdown in communication — 2 Comments

  1. Good points! Telephone conversations must be understandable – without the visual clues seen in a face-to-face conversation, speech clarity is so much more important.
    But American speech needs more than just improvements in accent to make it coherent – they use a lot of weird phrases and terms unknown in the UK.

    • And vice versa. Historians have determined that the 1700 british spoke exactly like Americans. The upper classes in Britain, at one point, decided to be really cool and adopt a really upper class accent so they would seem really, really cool.

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