Fake Accents but especially Jafakin...
December 4, 2009 8:04am CST
There seems to be a contagious disease that British teenagers are susceptable too - putting on a fake Jamaican accent. They also seem to think that the can put on a Gangsta attitude with it and become wildly insolent and cheek their parents - complete with teeth sucking and hand signals that look like they are pitching a fit. This is strange because all the Jamaicans I know are polite, hard working and very respectful to their parents. Any sucking their teeth at a parent would soon find they had no teeth left to suck - discipline is a big thing. However, there is a strange idea amongst the kiddywinks that this is not the case and the fake accent and ATTITUDE is cool. A friend's daughter has tried this but only once in front of me. I said she could come and stay with me and the entire household could also pretend to be Jamaican for a few days (although I reckon 24 hours would be enough to cure most teens) complete with the Jamaican style discipline and diet - out goes all the McDs incomes the ackee and saltfish and curry goat*. Strangely she seems reluctant to take up my offer and the accent and attitude have been dropped at home at least. * okay, I admit it, this is all an excuse to live on curry goat for a week!
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7 Dec 09
This really happens? I have never ever heard of this kind of fad in teens, and it seems really ridiculous! I myself am a teen, and I would never do this kind of stuff. I would look just like a fool! That seems like it does deserve a good smack in the mouth, though. Really.
5 Dec 09
This is one of the things i hate most about teenagers of today! Why oh why do they have to put this blatant fakeness on as it is really annoying and soooo bloody obvious! The ones that bug me most are wen i get called 'blood' and 'bruv' i mean, what does blood mean? is it a good thing or an insult, i have even heard them say bloodclot to a person before??? As for the kissing of teeth what is that all about? it is almost like an invite for my fist in them haha! It does bug me this as i couldnt imagine speaking different than how i speak now as i would feel so stupid. Hopefully as they get older they will grow out of it.
28 Feb 10
LOL @ Hvedra. I think you would put her straight. Some teeanager do think they are cool by using gestures or foul language as you have said. MOst of the time they do it to incur wrath of their parents and to be different from their mates.