It's wrong because of what the word foreign means. It's the context at which you're trying to use the word. I'm not saying that you shouldn't use the word foreign when referring to culture, because there is a culture difference. Culture is more subjective than language, you can argue that your country has it's own culture which originated from it (Well, there's probably aspects of British culture in the US but then again you've got cultures within cultures). You can't argue that the language originated from your country, therefore use of the word foreign when referring to accents in the way you are suggesting becomes incorrect. As I said, "different" would be a more contextually appropriate world.TripleRach wrote:My whole argument was that the British are not above the word "foreign" solely because they live in the same area where the language originated. It's just completely baffling to me that you would suggest it's wrong for native speakers in other countries to use that word, because from their perspective it's just as foreign as any other aspect of British culture.
A supremacist would look down at you. I'm not looking down at you because you have a different accent to me. I don't think any less of anyone solely because of their accent. (I actually think certain American accents on girls sound cute....but that's another story)TripleRach wrote:To suggest otherwise says to me that British accents are above other accents, solely because of their geography, and that's what made me think "supremacy."
People view things in their own way, such as this American girl who argues that British accents are better than American accents.
If Spanish originated in Spain and Mexican Spanish accents are different, then Mexican Spanish accents are foreign. The context is the same as our discussion but with different languages.TripleRach wrote:I would argue the same thing about Spain Spanish vs Mexican Spanish.
I'm perplexed that you found this offensive because...foreign is not an offensive term. What is offensive, for example, is calling immigrants "aliens" or "illegal aliens." That appears to be rather mainstream in the US because their media and politicians seem to use it without much hesitation.
Yeah, discussing the Ocean dub of Kai is more interesting. The key point which I hope I've made clear is that using the word "foreign" when referring to British accents is contextually incorrect because of the origin of the language tying in with what the word means. You can call other cultures foreign and not be contextually incorrect because culture is more subjective.TripleRach wrote:But this is the last I plan to post about this, because I think I'd just be repeating myself and going in circles if I continued.