Finding America

Me and Tarah

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Sometimes I have a video camera and sometimes I let my judgment get the better of me. In this week's YouTube upload, I attempt various American accents—all of which have the potential to cause offense to Americans everywhere.

This article was written by Laurence Brown. Laurence is a British expat living in Indianapolis, Indiana, and has written for BBC America and Anglotopia. He is Editor-in-chief of Lost in the Pond and loves nothing more than to share these articles with anglophiles, expats, and other interested parties on social media. Follow Lost in the Pond on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.


  1. I'm a lifelong Michigan resident, and the term "Yooper" primarily refers to someone from the upper peninsula of Michigan - the U.P. Historically, a lot of Dutch and German immigrants settled in the U.P. and surrounding areas, which gave rise to the distinctive accent ( I have a lot of family who live in the northern lower peninsula and even they have a light Yooper accent - it's pretty fun to listen to. Anyway, highly entertaining video!!

  2. I agree with Kristie M.. That being said, when I moved north to Green Bay, from the Milwaukee area in southern Wisconsin, I noticed that there were a lot more Yoopers, who do speak much like you did in the video! They also had words and expressions that baffled me! "enso?" LOL That one had to be explained to me! I also LOVED the Rick Steves impression!! Spot on!!


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