It's nice to study and still be able to joke about nuclear war as easily as one can about red shirts and mangled accents (because it turns out, girlies, that smartphones can do more than tweet your nonsense and photograph your food). If a video spoken in my birth language with an outsider's accent can make me wince that badly, how much of a difference is there between that performance and my own attempts at a new language? It's the same pattern in another voice - the difference is the ability to laugh at it.

The bigger joke is thinking that appealing to emotions through any part of one's identity (background, gender, ethnicity) is a rule change just because there are new voices in the ring. I wonder how long it took others to get the point.

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