Man shares what Americans actually sound like to foreigners and it’s truly bizarre
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A man has shared what Americans sound like to foreigners and the result is truly bizarre... look away Americans!
In your own town or city, it can be difficult to find anyone who sounds too dissimilar to yourself, so it's tricky to gauge how you actually sound to people who don't speak your language.
Well thanks to one TikToker, we now know how Americans sound to foreigners and it's safe to say, it's mind-blowing.
TikToker the Language Simp - or @languagesimp - speaks several languages, including English, so is ideally placed to reveal how we sound to non-English speakers.
In a clip that has gone viral on YouTube, he shares a short speech - if you can call it that - in a bizarre gibberish that sounds a lot like English but makes absolutely no sense.
If you've ever played The Sims video game, the speech will certainly sound rather familiar.
Many have flocked to the comment section of the YouTube Short to provide their reaction, including non-English speakers who rated the TikToker's impersonation of Americans.
Of course, such groups are in the best place to comment if it is accurate, and it is fair to say they certainly think so.
"As a foreigner, I can 100% confirm, this is all I hear when Americans talk," one person wrote.
A second added: "My native language is Spanish and this is exactly what English sounds like to me!! No one has ever described it so accurately."
Meanwhile, a third remarked: "As a foreigner, I can confirm all north Americans sound like The Sims."
And a forth penned: "This is actually incredibly accurate. And I say that as an ESL teacher."
However, angered Americans fought back in the comment section, with many in disbelief they could possibly sound like that.
"How?.....he's not even speak real words," one person wrote.
And a second added: "Okay, this is how it feels when I forget how to understand language and have to ask someone to repeat what they said and just hear this."