But lately, my accent has travelled across the Atlantic. I spend way too much time talking to K. When we're together, we speak English and apparently everybody thinks I'm American, just like him... We met a friend of his last Sunday who figured out, though the conversation rather than my accent, that I'm Dutch. "Oh, so you're from here?" and then he added that I could have been from anywhere in the US.
Perhaps I should work on regaining my English English. After all, it'll make me sound brilliant.
I shouldn't be saying this, high treason really, but I sometimes wonder if Americans aren't fooled by our accent into detecting a brilliance that may not really be there.
-- Stephen Fry