The Irish have sometimes been known to poke a bit of fun at people from overseas who try – and fail miserably – to pull off a convincing Irish accent.
This is particularly true when a Hollywood star is put in an Irish role and is unable to use his or her acting skills to even get the basic accent right.
However, the tables may have turned as a new video, from YouTube stars Facts, shows Irish people attempting various North American accents – and faring just as badly.
While people on this side of the Atlantic are able to identify an American accent easily enough, for most of us that is about the extent of our knowledge. Most Irish people wouldn’t be able to tell a Boston accent from a California one or even a New Yorker from a Canadian.
Things seem ominous as soon as the video starts as one lady says: “I’m really nervous I’m going to offend everybody in the United States of America…and probably Canada!”
The Irish people really got into their roles and gave it their best shot. Some of them sounded pretty good to us… but we’re not sure the Americans would agree.
Take a look at the hilarious video below