Friday, August 02, 2013

My Franglish

Kimberley McLeod wrote an article on XOJane called "I Do Have An Accent Just Not Around You" that piqued my interest this morning.

I didn't realize just how much my language is affected by my Francophone roots until I spent a few weeks by my momma and daddy. My way of phrasing things is, apparently, very different. Also, without even mentioning anything about where I'm from, someone on an internet thread asked me if I happened to be from New Orleans. It turns out that I'd been writing a few things in French without even noticing it. When I write without stopping to think about the words I'm using or when I'm really excited, I think my brain just goes into auto-drive and chooses whichever language fragment pops up first.

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