Vikas Khanna is one of the most famous celebrity chefs and he has impressed people with not only his cooking skills but also his social service activities. He had been involved in many charity activities during the coronavirus lockdown and such things make him stand out from others. Moreover, he is among those few celebs who don’t mince words and speak their heart out.
Recently, Vikas Khanna took to the micro-blogging site Twitter to ask his followers as to how a person can forget to speak his native language just within 2 years of moving to US, especially when he went there at the age of 25. He also talked about the fake accents that he hears all the time but he seemed to be used to of it.
Here is what Vikas Khanna’s tweet read,
“I completely understand made up accents, I am surrounded by them 24/7
BUT can someone help me with understanding this…?????
If someone moved to the US at the age of 25………HOW COME WITHIN 2 YEARS, THEY FORGET TO SPEAK THEIR NATIVE LANGUAGE!”
I completely understand made up accents, I am surrounded by them 24/7
BUT can someone help me with understanding this…?????
If someone moved to the US at the age of 25………HOW COME WITHIN 2 YEARS, THEY FORGET TO SPEAK THEIR NATIVE LANGUAGE! 😳😐😳
— Vikas Khanna (@TheVikasKhanna) October 14, 2020
Twitterati was completely in agreement with him and some of them also gave examples of those who went for a seminar to US and returned with an American accent.
What Vikas Khanna talked about is quite common as visiting US or UK matters a lot for the Indians and they start considering themselves superior to others. While many online users shared their own experiences, several others said that inferiority complex is the reason behind such behaviour.
Here are some of the selected tweets:
My 2 cents here – They start identifying themselves as American and think of their desi self as an inferior past and thus, remembering the native language reminds them of the same, and they aren't as confident or secure in their mind!
— Lal J Punjabi (@laljpunjabi) October 14, 2020
No matter how hard people try, they won't ever become one of them. Better to take pride in your own identity rather than being someone you are not. If you look up to the right kind of people you would shout at the top of your voice and tell the world that you are an Indian.
— MM (@TheQuirkyAlone_) October 14, 2020
I have witnessed the same. Anything thats related to our native country is considered 'desi' & outdated and ppl try to copy western culture. I mean why??? Why do we not feel proud of our roots. And I havent seen this with other countries where English is not their 1st language
— Samarah Singh (@SinghSamarah) October 14, 2020
— Alisha Nunes (@NunesAlisha) October 14, 2020
Agree! Some people are born in India but after just couple of years of moving abroad they pretend they don’t know anything about India and lifestyles or food or even customs or languages !they are called confused Desis!
— pri (@priyaprasad26) October 14, 2020
I so completely agree with you on this, known quiet a few people who after visiting Europe or US in holidays completely disassociate themselves with their Desi accent. To look Kewl ! May be. https://t.co/o7OogQM11D
— Varun Jamwal (@VarunjamwalBJP) October 14, 2020
They r joker who forget their roots..gulam hamesha gulami hee karta hai,chaheye fir wo azad kyo na ho jaaye aur jab tak wo khud apni soch ko azad na karey..gulami angrezo ki ho ya fir angrezi ki .azadi soch mai zaruri hai.
— Sy (@Standforrite) October 14, 2020
This is nothing, I know people who've gone to drop off somebody at Terminal 3 of IGI airport and come back with an American accent. https://t.co/myatfycZ0I
— Vivek Prasad (@Mallufideintent) October 14, 2020
A classmate of mine went to US for 5 days to attend a seminar and has been speaking only in American English since then. https://t.co/cECUVrdoBG
— Śüvîđhã (@Suvidha2903) October 14, 2020
And all of a sudden when they turn 50 ,they will start talking in their native language. Don't worry.
— don'twanttoknowanyone (@Mousumi76125896) October 14, 2020
Because most of us Indians are ashamed of our own culture, vedas & language that we speak. We are in a hurry to settle in the west, work for them, learn their language & be one of them. Forgetting this whole time that they are already part of a rich culture. India
— Shadows & Sunshines (@DrewBrew) October 14, 2020
That's absurd! They can forget writing coz one doesn't get any opportunity of writing in their native language. But spoken language always stays evn if they are surrounded by ppl who speak other languages.
— Madhulika Rawal (@MadhulikaRawal) October 14, 2020
Show off ka chakkar babu bhaiya . https://t.co/dH6F2SaHhN
— Prerit (@Prerit96Y) October 14, 2020
People do this as they are not happy being under their own skin , wearing masks and veils ,all the time they pretend to be someone they are not .., I agree with your sir ..it’s so important to be confident under your own skin .
— Sonali Kirpal Pandit (@kirpal_pandit) October 14, 2020
I spent a decade in NYC amongst first generation immigrant Indians who pretended that Hindi was difficult for them to communicate in….didn't know whether to feel angry of pitiful at their hollow pretense.
— Durba Ray (@RayDurba) October 14, 2020
There is no denying the fact that a person starts talking in foreign accent as soon as he shifts to US or UK but it is also true that as they grow old, they hope of returning to their own country. Jokes apart, there are many people who bid good-bye to their well-settled life in abroad and come back to India in order to do something for the country.
Do you know someone who started speaking in fake accent after visiting USA for a short period?