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  • Published: 10 September 2019
  • Where Trevor’s accent skills came from and why he’s his grandmother’s favorite grandchild.

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  • Funnylady
    Funnylady  9 hours back

    Trevor that is so funny u say that because I do the same....my family is diverse also...Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, etc...🤣🤣🤣🤯

    • Dominique McQueen
      Dominique McQueen  12 hours back

      Code switching for the culture!

      • Seadina
        Seadina  1 days back

        I FEEL this.. I grew up in Dubai where every person in my class was of a different nationality. I’m Bosnian but I’ve got a very neutral/ American accent (from what I’ve been told) but I change mine to adapt to the person I’m speaking with (i.e. Indian, Arab, etc.) I call it the Expat accent, a bit of every accent smashed into one.

        • Minh Nguyen Le
          Minh Nguyen Le  2 days back

          Wait a minute isnt his dad from switzerland?

        • Kodjo Swole
          Kodjo Swole  2 days back

          😂 😂 😂 😂 😂

          • YouLaToya
            YouLaToya  2 days back

            I wonder how his cousins took the last joke “I think that’s why I’m my Grandmothers favorite”. 😂 Brave guy.

            • Derek H Troop
              Derek H Troop  2 days back

              Yeah. I second that

              • Cli & Mils TV
                Cli & Mils TV  2 days back

                Love you anytime any day. It happens to me a whole lot.

                • mandys55
                  mandys55  3 days back

                  #codeswitchingboss

                  • Kambura kirimi
                    Kambura kirimi  3 days back

                    0:56 😂😂africans relate.
                    Kenya 🇰🇪. Translate nishukishe apo😂
                    Alight me there.
                    Put me there.
                    Discharge me there😂😂
                    Dump me there😂😂
                    Ah 😂😂

                    • Lucy Vega
                      Lucy Vega  3 days back

                      Just watched the video with your grandma ans its sooo true 😂😂

                      • Caroline Laronda
                        Caroline Laronda  3 days back

                        He is so adorable 💜

                        • Maxwell Maxwells
                          Maxwell Maxwells  3 days back

                          what a brilliant dude you are brew! much love

                          • Wendy Miles
                            Wendy Miles  4 days back

                            Good

                            • Bunmi  Salami
                              Bunmi Salami  4 days back

                              Yeah I do that too!!!

                              • Lavender Okoth
                                Lavender Okoth  4 days back

                                He really loves his grandma.

                                • tlangelani ngobeni
                                  tlangelani ngobeni  4 days back

                                  I'm South African and I speak all 11 of our official languages. I can relate to what Trevor is saying. I always change my accent according to who talking to. I'm Tsonga, when I speak to some of my elderly relatives in Limpopo I have to speak the deep Tsonga and change my accent so they can understand me better. But with friends and any younger person I switch to slang. Our languages are so diverse. I've realised that in most places when you switch to someone's accent they receive you better because they feel like you are one of their own.

                                  • Bob
                                    Bob  4 days back

                                    As a Haitian i can 100% confirm his statement, when we're around regular people and a few Haitians we're totally Americanized, but as soon as you put us in a space with only Haitians or we're back in Haiti it's as if the spirit of our ancestors took over our body *lmfao*

                                    • G L
                                      G L  4 days back

                                      Fact check: Model C is not private school. That's a misrepresentation. They were the former "white" schools during Apartheid and which subsequently became open to all races.

                                      • Sara
                                        Sara  4 days back

                                        My mom does that. She speaks with an Arabic accent when she's speaking with my Arab cousins, even though my mom is a white American.

                                        • peachesandpoets
                                          peachesandpoets  4 days back

                                          I think a lot of urban africans are good at accents for this reason

                                          • Kady Archibald
                                            Kady Archibald  5 days back

                                            😂 I’m from the Carribean, so I hardcore relate

                                            • Anson Chan
                                              Anson Chan  5 days back

                                              My dad does this so much with my relatives XD

                                              • Emmylee Rousseau
                                                Emmylee Rousseau  5 days back

                                                Yooooo this is so true!!! "Aye dont u act smart here!!!"

                                                • Teezy Mali
                                                  Teezy Mali  5 days back

                                                  If you dislike the video you must have been looking for like button and ended press dislike by accident. You still have time to change it. Hurry up!

                                                  • Warley's Croutons
                                                    Warley's Croutons  5 days back

                                                    That is exactly what I do with my Liberian parents. Its broken English in the entire household 😂

                                                    • Fadi Nimer
                                                      Fadi Nimer  5 days back

                                                      OMG, I LOVE THIS BROTHER 😂

                                                      • shawolmblft
                                                        shawolmblft  5 days back

                                                        trevor is a master of code switching

                                                        • Jodi-Ann Burton
                                                          Jodi-Ann Burton  5 days back

                                                          It's called code switching Trevor lol

                                                          • Blue_Fire Nova
                                                            Blue_Fire Nova  5 days back

                                                            Your dad would be like, "Put volume! Put volume!"
                                                            And then you would be like, "Uh, do you mean increase the volume?"
                                                            "Hey! I'll increase or decrease your life! Don't act smart here. Put volume! Don't come here with that English!"

                                                            Oh my gosh, this is hilarious!

                                                            • Two Teas and One Coffee

                                                              that guy randomly strolling in the background at 1:08 lmao

                                                              • girlgreenivy
                                                                girlgreenivy  5 days back

                                                                But Trevor, did you get your grandma her generator?

                                                                • Abidh Jameel
                                                                  Abidh Jameel  5 days back

                                                                  Who else was waiting for this behind the scenes lol

                                                                  • Crepe Waou
                                                                    Crepe Waou  5 days back

                                                                    Has Trevor talked about what's going on in his country South Africa? there is a massive xenophobic massacre out there, why is he silent about it (if so)

                                                                    • Thinker
                                                                      Thinker  5 days back

                                                                      Ha ha ha... Have you ever been to the linguistic mess that is Haiti, Trevor? It's crazier than you can ever imagine. Have you ever seen 5 people hold a conversation in 3 different languages, jumping from one to another, starting a sentence in one and finishing it in another, asking a question in one and having it answered in another like it's the most natural thing in the world? That's how we do it. 😂

                                                                      • NL Mhlongo
                                                                        NL Mhlongo  1 days back

                                                                        South Africa too. Even our TV shows have people speaking to each other in different languages. I can have a conversation with my family members in different languages too. I think it's fun

                                                                    • Lucia Ralepobe
                                                                      Lucia Ralepobe  5 days back

                                                                      In South Africa our parents get mad at us for speaking English, dare you speak English in a taxi yhuuuu😥😥😥😥

                                                                      • Martin Sassenberg
                                                                        Martin Sassenberg  5 days back

                                                                        More "Behind the scenes"! ❤️ Greets from Germany

                                                                        • Rahma Darries
                                                                          Rahma Darries  5 days back

                                                                          who are the people looking like South Africans sitting in front of the audience? :O

                                                                          • Sabvina Cruz
                                                                            Sabvina Cruz  5 days back

                                                                            Lol this was good. So, I don’t think I mirror “accents” but I’d say mirror “dialects”. I do it with my coworkers all the time and people I meet. I think that’s how my brain has processed how efficiency works. So, this must be rather common.

                                                                            • AMABHINCA TV
                                                                              AMABHINCA TV  5 days back

                                                                              "Put volume put volume"😂😂😂😂

                                                                              • FRE ALVA STILL GINA
                                                                                FRE ALVA STILL GINA  5 days back

                                                                                FACTSS

                                                                                • Lily Grouby
                                                                                  Lily Grouby  5 days back

                                                                                  All Caribbean people know this struggle.

                                                                                  • ABCD12345
                                                                                    ABCD12345  5 days back

                                                                                    Ooh Trevor never forget his roots

                                                                                    • Arre Flo
                                                                                      Arre Flo  5 days back

                                                                                      Trevor you might speak about the attacks against the immigrants on South Africa
                                                                                      Many others people lost life in South Africa
                                                                                      Please speak about them and mentalities in Africa
                                                                                      We are all Black

                                                                                      • Orapeleng Tawana
                                                                                        Orapeleng Tawana  5 days back

                                                                                        please upload more Between the Scene clips please Trevooooooor!!! I can spend the whole day listening to you man you're incredible

                                                                                        • pixel girl
                                                                                          pixel girl  6 days back

                                                                                          I only thumb this up reluctantly, where's the Nelson Mandela impression? 😢

                                                                                          • g mun22
                                                                                            g mun22  6 days back

                                                                                            🤓I research linguistics. Those examples are dialects, not accents; & probably in linguistic terms, his grandmother's would actually be classified as a separate language. Eventually languages evolve with others (so many examples are with English) so it creates what seems like slang when compared to 'educated English' but it's actually the evolution of an older language. Different grammar, especially in that kind of context, is a good guide for that.

                                                                                            The difference between that & a dialect would be that a dialect is still 'proper English' but uses words specific to a geographical area that people unfamiliar with a phrase/word just don't understand. The entire UK has lots of examples of that.

                                                                                            And then the difference between a dialect & an accent is that you're both speaking the same language, you understand each other perfectly & use the same grammar & words etc., but you sound different from each other. So people speaking English from, e.g. Texas & Boston; or from France & Brazil... etc.

                                                                                            I'm Scottish, technically Scots is classed as a separate language - originally in southern areas; Gaelic is Highlands (& more like Irish... random example:  _sgian-dubh_ is the knife tucked into kilt socks & pronounced _'skee-ən-DOO'_ - it's *very obviously* a different language. I don't speak it! Although odd words like that are widely known because they have no other name.)

                                                                                            Scots is considered more of a West of Scotland dialect now (sometimes called an accent in this same way); a lot of words are generally considered slang/ bad grammar/ 'bad English' because it has merged with English so much.

                                                                                            If you fancy learning some Scots, Buzzfeed has an obsession with 'Scottish Twitter' - & a hilarious article full colourful insults if you Google 'Scottish twitter roasted trump' - enjoy!🤣

                                                                                            If you ever find yourself in Glasgow trying to have a conversation with someone (taxi driver stories are common), or understand words in that article, it definitely sounds like a different language to people who say, "I thought they spoke English in Scotland." Glaswegians consider an Edinburgh _accent_ to be 'posh'.

                                                                                            My grandparents' generation definitely spoke 'Scots' I had to tune my ear into.

                                                                                            So many layers!!

                                                                                            When I go home (from the US), I am frequently asked where I come from. You can practically pinpoint the area of a city/town (or if someone went to private school 😄 - & where) by their accent. So people do change it up a bit because of stereotypes. Apparently I just confuse people.

                                                                                            And *in* the US, I've been asked what language I'm speaking to another Scottish person - tbf, the person who asked was Egyptian & I think we must just have been talking quickly to each other (he was serving someone else in a store; we weren't being rude!) Although I'm frequently told I "speak very good English." 🙄 Cheers! Or slàinte!

                                                                                            Apart from technicalities/ definitions, linguists have no idea why we have such diverse accents, especially in small areas like the UK, when we're speaking the same language.

                                                                                            If you're someone who uses the term 'British accent' - just search for it on YouTube. 😉

                                                                                            • Bahati Mary
                                                                                              Bahati Mary  6 days back

                                                                                              Now I can explain my mixed accent thank this day