History Main / FakeAmerican

30th Nov '17 8:28:34 AM WaterBlap
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The United States has the largest native English-speaking population in the world--about 300 million, though India will almost surely take the top spot eventually--and due to the tremendous global influence of American-produced media, most non-Americans are familiar with the country's dialects and accents, and assume them easy to imitate. Thus it's not uncommon for ''any'' non-American actor to be asked to sound American for a part.

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The United States has the largest native English-speaking population in the world--about world -- about 300 million, though India will almost surely take the top spot eventually--and million -- and due to the tremendous global influence of American-produced media, most non-Americans are familiar with the country's dialects and accents, and assume them easy to imitate. Thus it's not uncommon for ''any'' non-American actor to be asked to sound American for a part.
24th Nov '17 11:52:39 AM nombretomado
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* Somewhat inverted during the 2000s, when GeorgeWBush was elected the president of the U.S. - many Americans traveled abroad with '''Canadian''' flags on their backpacks, to avoid being associated with his actions (the war in Iraq, etc.).

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* Somewhat inverted during the 2000s, when GeorgeWBush UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush was elected the president of the U.S. - many Americans traveled abroad with '''Canadian''' flags on their backpacks, to avoid being associated with his actions (the war in Iraq, etc.).
23rd Nov '17 12:25:28 AM i4wpuw6sh8
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The United States has the largest native English-speaking population in the world--about 300 million--and due to the tremendous global influence of American-produced media, most non-Americans are familiar with the country's dialects and accents, and assume them easy to imitate. Thus it's not uncommon for ''any'' non-American actor to be asked to sound American for a part.

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The United States has the largest native English-speaking population in the world--about 300 million--and million, though India will almost surely take the top spot eventually--and due to the tremendous global influence of American-produced media, most non-Americans are familiar with the country's dialects and accents, and assume them easy to imitate. Thus it's not uncommon for ''any'' non-American actor to be asked to sound American for a part.
28th Oct '17 6:08:42 AM DesertDragon
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Fake Americans are usually Canadians, Brits, Australians, or Irish (although New Zealanders and even South Africans have been known to fake American). This is usually done for biographical reasons, to allow for a familial relationship with another character with an [[UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents American accent]], or to portray a character as stereotypically American.

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Fake Americans are usually Canadians, Canadians (the two countries' generic accents are virtually identical), Brits, Australians, or Irish (although Irish, although New Zealanders and even South Africans have been known to fake American).American. This is usually done for biographical reasons, to allow for a familial relationship with another character with an [[UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents American accent]], or to portray a character as stereotypically American.
15th Oct '17 2:55:38 PM nombretomado
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* During the early years of TheBritishInvasion, British rock stars could be very clumsy in imitating American accents, and Music/TheBeatles were no exception. John Lennon, for one, seemed to believe that Americans ''always'' pronounce the letter ''a'' very short and forward in the mouth, even when this is incorrect: "I'm in the mood to take a ma'am-bo."

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* During the early years of TheBritishInvasion, UsefulNotes/TheBritishInvasion, British rock stars could be very clumsy in imitating American accents, and Music/TheBeatles were no exception. John Lennon, for one, seemed to believe that Americans ''always'' pronounce the letter ''a'' very short and forward in the mouth, even when this is incorrect: "I'm in the mood to take a ma'am-bo."
6th Oct '17 6:38:10 PM Lymantria
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-->-- '''[[CharacterBlogTropes/{{Archer}} Sterling Archer]]''', via [[http://twitter.com/codenameduchess/status/7933579112 Twitter]]

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-->-- '''[[CharacterBlogTropes/{{Archer}} '''[[Archer/CharacterBlogTropes Sterling Archer]]''', via [[http://twitter.com/codenameduchess/status/7933579112 Twitter]]
6th Oct '17 6:35:32 PM Lymantria
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-->-- '''[[Extras/{{Archer}} Sterling Archer]]''', via [[http://twitter.com/codenameduchess/status/7933579112 Twitter]]

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-->-- '''[[Extras/{{Archer}} '''[[CharacterBlogTropes/{{Archer}} Sterling Archer]]''', via [[http://twitter.com/codenameduchess/status/7933579112 Twitter]]
3rd Oct '17 4:33:17 PM fearlessnikki
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** Twilight Sparkle (voiced by Creator/TaraStrong) bears a Midwestern accent.
*** As do Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy (voiced by Creator/AndreaLibman).

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** Twilight Sparkle (voiced by Creator/TaraStrong) Creator/TaraStrong[[note]]She's Canadian born but has dual citizenship and has worked in America for years.[[/note]]) bears a Midwestern accent.
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accent. As do Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy (voiced by Creator/AndreaLibman).


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* The French cartoon ''Wakfu'' was dubbed into English, featuring Manchester native Ross Grant using an American accent to voice Sir Percedal.
27th Aug '17 11:46:54 AM Codefreak5
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* Somewhat subverted during the 2000s, when GeorgeWBush was elected the president of the U.S. - many Americans travelled abroad with '''Canadian''' flags on their backpacks, to avoid being associated with his actions (the war in Iraq, etc.)

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* Somewhat subverted inverted during the 2000s, when GeorgeWBush was elected the president of the U.S. - many Americans travelled traveled abroad with '''Canadian''' flags on their backpacks, to avoid being associated with his actions (the war in Iraq, etc.)).
24th Jul '17 12:52:35 PM Jamster93
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* Speaking of Cosgrove Hall, we have Rocky from ''WesternAnimation/AvengerPenguins'' who is voiced by British voice actor, Rob Rackshaw. Marlon and Dolores Divine averted this trope as they voiced by Michael McShane (who is American) and Lorelei King (who is American born British) respectively.

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* Speaking of Cosgrove Hall, we have Rocky and Bella from ''WesternAnimation/AvengerPenguins'' who is are voiced by British voice actor, actors, Rob Rackshaw. Rackshaw and [[LarynxDissonance Jimmy Hibbert]]. Marlon and Dolores Divine several female characters averted this trope as they they're voiced by Michael McShane (who is American) and Lorelei King (who is American born British) respectively.
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