You might have fallen in love with James Bond or either Colin Firth or Taron Egerton in The Kingsmen. That somewhat cured my love of British accents, but I did swoon when watching the Kingsmen. when watching it, because as much as I love British accents I do not love living in London. Yes, if you are a couple you might take someone out to dinner for a date night (Valentine’s), but like many other countries in Europe people fell into relationships.
It might also be that you randomly passed a British bloke in the street and heard that accent and swooned. Even when Taron Egerton spoke with an East London accent. Friends of friends would meet at social gatherings and sooner or later there’d be a party where they’d get it on.
I went straight from my doctor’s surgery in Shepherd’s Bush to a media reception at Buckingham Palace where I was ushered up the stairs into a large drawing room hung with Old Masters and rammed with journalists sucking back free champagne, trying to look blasé.
The courtiers gently herded us all into a queue, prised flute glasses from sticky fingers and prodded us one by one into the adjoining room.
This has another implication though which is the language barrier.
Bear in mind that there are some differences in the English and American vocabulary.
The Accent Many women from the US are attracted to British men for their accents which a lot of women find to be a very sophisticated sounding voice.
This then is a perk of dating British men, but it might also mean that your guy gets a lot of attention on nights out as people including other women are constantly excited to find someone British in their midsts.
it transforms to a weapon used for getting people out of the way) through the busy streets of London town.
And suddenly there she was: Elizabeth II, tiny and smiling beatifically in a mint-green skirt suit and gloves.
She was paler and prettier than I’d expected, gave off a whiff of perfumed powder and had an extraterrestrial glow I have only ever seen in one other mortal up close: the teenaged Scarlett Johansson. The Queen clasped my right hand, looked me straight in the eye and said, ‘How do you do?
And we seem to have no problem communicating, despite our cultural differences. She's pitched up in London, shacked up with an American girlfriend and seems to expect that a Sex and the City lifestyle – complete with a dishy British version of Mr Big – should quickly unfold. A relationship soon followed and, when it ended a year later, and another English man appeared and asked me out, I said "Yes" instead of "Sure", so that he clearly got the message. And most will reveal all up front – if they want a relationship or if they want to play the field (see other women including you).
She expects that English men speak the same language as she does and that they should adhere to Canadian and American courtship rituals. The English that North Americans speak and the English the Brits enunciate are, in fact, totally different languages. Another word that Brits and North Americans do not share in their lexicon is the word "date". Then they usually lunge at you whether you like it or not. They may ask you "out", but one should never assume that because an English man asks you "out" that he wants to form a relationship. Perhaps Leah should spend a quiet night in and watch a James Bond film.
Words like 'pants' which actually only refer to underwear (rather than trousers) in England.