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    Talking Why are Indian kids speaking in American accent and using British spelling?

    An occasional trip to the Mall or movies has had me come accross many people who are talking to their kids in English while the kids react in a completely (distinct) American accent.

    Ironically our spelling is still British and will for long be so since there is little reason to change, unless we hijack the language entirely since we have more speakers than either US or UK combined

    Why do you think this is happening?

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    What of the future, if the present is like this?
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    General Re: Why are Indian kids speaking in American accent and using British spelling?

    I donno lol, maybe monkey see monkey do?
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    hollywood bro.
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    General Re: Why are Indian kids speaking in American accent and using British spelling?

    Simple way of fixing this - a proper Indian keyboard layout. Where's the Rupee sign? We all use EN (US) don't we? Plus, the same thing in OS too.

    The hilarious thing is, Indian accent/pronunciation is hanging in between American, British and Australian. Ever seen our desi news readers? Their shrill voice causes me a head ache.

    Our accents will vary depending upon the state we are from. But it's weird.
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    one reason maybe coz more people r working in MNC/BPO and talk to their child like that...

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    Why is this happening?
    Simple answer, they are trying to be smart. They don't even know how idiot are they.
    There is NO problem with British spelling though, don't know why you added it in the title!
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    General Re: Why are Indian kids speaking in American accent and using British spelling?

    Posh British accent is where it's at
    Don't attempt to do it consciously though...

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    General Re: Why are Indian kids speaking in American accent and using British spelling?

    ^Added it because the "parents" have completely failed to understand that their kids are the only breed who speak American but write British.

    So they are still out of place like the rest of us with neutral Indian accents.

    They will have to re-learn all the spelling if they are to be parceled to the US. Just a forced accent wont work.

    Also it's very difficult to hold on to a foreign accent in an Indian scenario. I pity the kids. They must be under tremendous pressure to maintain that, despite their own parents speak fairly Indian.
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    General Re: Why are Indian kids speaking in American accent and using British spelling?

    Quote Originally Posted by Faun View Post
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    ^^ This!!!

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    General Re: Why are Indian kids speaking in American accent and using British spelling?

    you see britisher's were wrong they should have posted "monkeys and indians not allowed" Dogs are loyal and atleast dont mimic.

    Anyways only handful of indians can be considered as real smart rest of the population...hmmm...cant say anything.

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