Er… what the?!!
Lindsay Lohan is known for many things; some good, some not so good. (Though let’s face it, who of us isn’t the same?)
But if there’s one thing LiLo’s not known for, it’s being consistent. The fallen Disney star is forever mixing up her look, love life and lifestyle, keeping us guessing from one moment to the next as to which Lindsay we can expect next. And her latest media appearance may just take the cake for her most random act yet.
The 30 year-old was met with a media herd out the front of a Grecian nightclub she helped launch last month and responded to reporters’ questions in what can only be described as an extremely confusing accent. Take a listen for yourself…
The odd accent, which wavers in and out during LiLo’s impassioned speech, and seems to cover a range of conflicting dialects, goes up and down and speeds up and slows down on and off as she speaks.
LiLo has since defended her unique new accent, saying it’s the result of her worldliness.
“It’s a mixture of most of the languages I can understand or am trying to learn,” the celeb told Daily Mail recently.
“I’ve been learning different languages since I was a child. I’m fluent in English and French can understand Russian and am learning Turkish, Italian and Arabic.”
And experts agree with her explanation. Academic psychologist, Wojciech Kulesza, who studies the social motives behind various forms of verbal mimicry, told Vanity Fair Lohan’s new sound could indeed be the result of being exposed to other accents.
“She is making herself as the person with whom she is speaking with… Why do we do it? Liking is not the only goal. Mimicry — imitating — is described as unconscious tendency to create bonds with others, a social glue which bonds us to other people. It seems it is imprinted in our nature.”
And if LiLo’s on-point British accent in her iconic flick, The Parent Trap is anything to go by, she’s definitely the queen of mimicry.
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Comment: What’s your reaction to Lindsay Lohan’s accent? Have you ever been guilty of doing the same thing before?