So you’re headed off on your big trip and you want to give your friends and family plenty of warning about your absence? You want to make sure they know that you are not joking about the whole “vacation” thing, right?
Well, the best way to do that is by changing your accent. Specifically, you want to nail the “perfect” pattinson accent. Before you go any further, let us remind you that this accent is not in fact perfect. It has, in fact, been ranked as the worst accent in the world by many prestigious organizations.
Why Is the Perfect Pattinson Accent Considered Bad?
Well, it seems that Englishmen who speak with this accent are often mocked or made fun of. It was first popularized by the fictitious charmer and scoundrel, Captain Robert Pattinson. The accent was named after Pattinson, who spent most of his time in Australia imitating this accent.
For the uninitiated, the perfect pattinson accent is characterized by a high-pitched voice. It is usually delivered in a sing-song fashion, with a flamboyant “Aussie” inflection. Here is an example of a perfect pattinson accent, as spoken by the aforementioned Captain Robert Pattinson in the 2009 movie, Young Adult.
- Hi, I’m Robert.
- How are you?
- I’m well, thanks. And you?
- Umm…not too bad, thanks. You?
- I’m perfectly fine, thanks. How are you?
Now, perhaps you are thinking that the perfect pattinson accent is funny because it is so bad. On the contrary, the humor in this case is completely deliberate. British comedian Ricky Gervais even went as far to say that he created the character of Captain Robert Pattinson “solely to amuse audiences and provoke discussion.”
Do You Have What It Takes To Master The Perfect Pattinson Accent?
If you want to sound like a real life Captain Robert Pattinson, you need to embody the traits that his accent is based on. First and foremost, you need to be born into a family of Englishmen. This is fairly easy, as Australians frequently boast some of the greatest English accents in the world. Your other option is to move to England. However, this is rarely done willingly, as many English people loathe Australia and vice versa. Finally, you need to learn how to speak with a high pitched voice. This, too, is rather easy, as there are numerous coaching classes available online that will help you master this vocal trait. Just remember that while you are learning, you need to practice infusing a bit of your own personality into the accent. This is not an easy task, and if you take on this challenge, you could end up sounding like a brand new person. Good luck out there!