Have you ever thought a Yank or Canuck was an Irishman/woman

Kazoo   Wed Dec 07, 2005 6:32 am GMT
...at first listen, only to realize after hearing them speak for a little longer that they were a North American?
Uriel   Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:32 am GMT
No, but I remember watching some woman on TV and thinking she was just from the East Coast, when it turned out that she was actually Irish.

And driving through British Columbia, I heard some people speaking with an accent that sounded like a cross between American and Irish (sorry, I know I've mentioned this before.)
Jack Doolan   Tue Sep 12, 2006 1:36 pm GMT
The opposite. I thought that the person was Canadian but he turned out to be from northern Ireland.
Robin   Tue Sep 12, 2006 10:37 pm GMT
I have confused accents. I confused some Scottish accents with North American ones. It is not really surprising when you look at the place names and the surnames.

I think that it is possible to confuse some Scottish and Irish accents.