the Schwarzschild Ulna (aeolian_harp) wrote in thequestionclub,
the Schwarzschild Ulna
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I'm not from around these parts...

Can you tell just by looking at someone if that person is a foreigner?
What do you think it is about people that gives off a "foreigner vibe"?

I ask because people will speak English to me even before I open my mouth or give any hints that I am not from this country. I know I don't look like a stereotypical Dane, but I am caucasian. I thought it was weird that people could pinpoint me as a foreigner with no hints whatsoever (I'm not wearing clothing that brands me as an American or anything), yet the other day these girls got on the bus and I just had this feeling that they were native English speakers...and then they started speaking English. So I'm wondering exactly what it is about people living in their non-native country that gives them away.
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