I love etymology, it would never have occurred to me that "the boonies" comes from Tagalog.
I don't agree, any artist talking about his or her work is as dull as dishwater.
I find both pretty dull--in fact, talking about literature in general is pretty fucking boring. But maybe that's because I endured too much of it.
if you ask me, the various "native speaker" accents adds some interesting spice to learning English n good fun,with occasional confusion for most 'learners' even 'native speakers'
imagine a fun scenario with an auzzie, a brit, a scottsman,n a southern yank in the pub tryin' to pick up any one of the many babes with very LIMITED English...
I heard that Irish teachers will be allowed to continue teaching as long as they wear a green suit and hat to school each day and constantly talk about their "lucky charms".
"There's a beverage here man!"
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An Irishman was in my Thai class earlier this year, and I could hardly understand a word of what he was saying when he was supposedly speaking English. I don't know what area of Ireland he hailed from, but he certainly didn't sound like a charming leprechaun or even a tough mobster, with a soft lilt and a bit o' a trill. Every time he spoke "English", he sounded as if he were trying to swallow his tongue and speak Swahili at the same time.