Who is it? On which poster? Where is the picture?
A Brit tourist who blagged his way onto the set of Iron Man managed to land a scene with Gwyneth Paltrow, the Times reports. Still from Iron Man. Pic: Paramount Salesman Carl Kelly, 29, of Knebworth, was in the US last June to watch Light Welterweight pugilist Ricky "The Hitman" Hatton's scrap with Jose Luis Castillo in Las …
The only one sheets I can find that have anything other than Iron Man on them are:
and I'm pretty sure he's not in either of them, unless he's a plane or helicopter?
Since Tony Blair - whom the Yanks loved, since they didn't have to live with his government - stepped down, and Gordon Broon replaced him along with a less Atlanticist foreign policy, America is gradually going to stop loving us and our accents and start grouping us with the French cheese-eating surrender monkeys. What we need is another British band to take America by storm and make every American think we're John Lennon again.
Thank goodness we've got Leona Lewis and a resurgent Oasis!
*sob* Mine's the one with the tissues in it...
The accent also works with the coppers over here - I have been stopped 6 times for various infractions, (including once having no ID, an out of date tag, an out of date insurance card, and no working wing mirrors), and got off with just a quick "Sorry Officer, I will sort it all out tomorrow sir"). Meanwhile my very pretty, american wife gets a ticket for 40 in a 35zone :o)
I do find the British Accent (especially my middle-class BBCish accent) opens doors for you in the states. People assume you're frightfully cultured because of where you come from. Clearly the yanks get a better class of brit tourist than, say, Lanzarote or Ibiza does.
I wonder how many Americans realise the enigmatic double-intendre of calling the quiet, neat and slightly camp(ish) pathologist in "NCIS" by the nickname "Duckie"??*
* For the collonial reader "Duckie" is an older, somewhat genteel British euphanism for a Homosexual.
"...Most Americans can definitely tell the difference..."
I think the best was in a hotel in Cincinnati, when my friend and I were stopped by several members of the local "Caledonian Society" because of the Scottish t-shirts we were wearing. One of them told the others that it was 5 years since he'd last been in Glasgow and it was so nice to hear a real Scottish accent accent again - pointing to the dual nationality Dutch/German guy with me...
As an Englishman, I've been assumed to be French, Kiwi, Irish (even more remarkably I was in Boston at the time) and, far too often to count, Aussie. So no, most Americans can definitely NOT tell the difference.
Paris has been outside the US, so she might be able to tell the difference...
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