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Americans are struggling with Peter Capaldi's Scottish accent in Doctor Who

“CAPALDI SPEAK CLEARLY.”

BBC / Ray Burmiston BBC / Ray Burmiston / Ray Burmiston

THE NEW SERIES of Doctor Who premiered a couple of weeks ago, with Peter Capaldi stepping into the Doctor’s boots.

It’s been a success. But there’s just one problem.

(Some) Americans can’t understand his Scottish accent.

People over there are having to actually rewind the show to work out what he’s on about.

BBC / Adrian Rogers BBC / Adrian Rogers / Adrian Rogers

And yes, there are people wo are even having to switch on the subtitles.

New York-based dialect coach Patricia Fletcher told the Guardian it wasn’t just the accent – it’s also that Capaldi “speaks very quickly… without enough attention to articulating the end of his thought/line.”

In fairness, it’s not JUST Americans. There are a few English people too.

Is that a Yes to independence then?

h/t Guardian

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