There are these people who have accents when they speak.
Some of the locals think they might be
or not very knowledgeable…
I have an accent.
The other day I said a French joke at work and translated for my American colleagues.
They were all amazed that I talked French!!!
They hear my accent every day but it must not have occurred to them that I must actually be fluent in another language.
I think that a lot of people don’t realize that “those people with accents” actually know thousands and thousands of words in a foreign language, and know how to use these words, too.
Thousands and thousands of more words than the locals who “don’t like” their accents and who think that these foreigners might be suspicious, or weird, or not very smart just because they talk differently.