By Anonymous - 25/05/2012 01:37 - United States - Lawrence

Today, my teenage daughter asked me if accents are hereditary. FML
I agree, your life sucks 22 711
You deserved it 4 232

Same thing different taste

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Dumb girl, they're sexually transmitted

I hope stupidity isn't. Or your unborn grand-babies are screwed.


MattKing4665 2

I just hope for your own mentality that intelligence isn't hereditary.

Well, since most children are accidents*, in a way they are! * Yes. I know.

17 -- your comment was an accident. Don't ask me how I know. Intuition or something, I guess. |the kid|

Looks like OP has a teenage son as well..

Bobskittens1 12

They aren't hereditary but babies learn certain vocals patterns from their mum and develop a similar accent.

shrdlu 28

@106: Quite true. I knew one American girl who spoke with a NZ accent like her mother... until she went off to kindergarten where everyone else spoke "American".

117- you PICKED IT UP because you grew up around them, but it wasn't hereditary.

GaleHawthorne 0

A person once ask me if I was British, because I was unknowingly speaking like one. Too much Doctor Who is always a good thing!

betseyville 6

#117, that makes it a learned trait, for ****'s sake. I can't believe people think accents are hereditary. You pick up whatever accent happens to be in your environment.

ktbadabing 10

Perfect picture for your comment ^.^

ktbadabing 10

If you're born with your mouth shaped a certain way, it might influence the way you talk... But no, accents aren't hereditary.

Exactly what I was going to ask, haha. And I'm 22 -.-

The girl is a teenager. At some point with age, there are stupid questions.

Dumb girl, they're sexually transmitted

Oh shit I loved a women that was unclean once, is that how I got my Hispanic accent?!?

"I loved a woman that was unclean once", that just made my day.

gabybilyk 5

I hope stupidity isn't. Or your unborn grand-babies are screwed.

I honesty don't think it's THAT stupid. It makes sense as a question- when your parents have an accent, you do, too. While the answer to the question is **** no, it changes based on where you live and what everyone else around you talks like... It still is at least somewhat logical.

Aug1508 9

I'm glad someone other than realizes this! Thumbs up! Totally a legit question, specially of this kid is like 8 or something.

Aug1508 9

Ooops nevermind about the being 8 part, forgot the teenage in ops post.

69 -- Nice explanation, but you could have just said "they're learned". Nothing further needed...

She really is lucky that stupidity isn't inherited because if it was then where did the daughter get it from?

TheFamilyElf 17

I can't help feeling a mixture of pity and distaste for the parents that post these kind of fmls. So your child is rather dim... Does that make the parents the failures themselves, does that make them accomplices, or do they simply have to sit back and watch their children do things stupid enough to post about here? Food for thought:)

Honestly i like to watch people do stupid shit i would probably enjoy that outta my kids as well. But thats just me. Food please?


Like dogs, it's all in the owners.. In my opinion. Just saying.

floopyflooper 2

"If there is something wrong with the bitch then there is something wrong with the pup." Easily applied to humans as well.

Yah i agree. So what if she asked a question? Shes a teenager. I dint learn about heriditary traits and genes till freshman year! So 15. OPs daughter could be like 13 and jus be curious (which is a good thing)

Tell her! Or there's no hope in her stupidity

Yeah OP, what were you planning on doing? What I don't understand is why didn't she just look it up on her phone?

TheBonzaiGirl 0

"there's no such thing as stupid questions.... Just stupid people."

I hope you told her they are, in a really funny accent.

bitch_pleez 10

While they aren't hereditary by genetics, if you're brought up by parents with an accent you will learn to speak with the same accent as them most of the time, so I guess you could say accents are technically hereditary.

36- What if mom has a russian accent & dads is french? Tell me smart one, what happens now? Still hereditary?

#36, were you joking? It's hard to tell. If not, you are incorrect. Think of all the first generation children of immigrant parents who speak in the accent of the country in which they were born. My parents are from different countries. I was born in a different country altogether and raised in another. As a teenager I moved to yet another country but by then my accent (of the country where I'd grown up) had already formed. Even know when I try to speak without it to blend in here, it leaks out. TL;DR: I'm the Stewie of my family and accents have more to do with where you learn to speak.

My mum and dad are from different countries and we all have completely different accents....

Hey, like DocBastard once said, "Teenagers are dumb." I know this from firsthand experience. I am a teenager.

Matty1188 6

Me too, 12. I used to be one. Thought I knew everything. Smh

I was a teenager too, but smart :) I think teens choose to "act" dumb that irrated me when I was in high school...I just wanted to slap some sense into them...they think that's cool!! Ugh they should get rid of high school, it's such a joke!

Most teens are dumb, but I was actually the few that were intelligent :) I think it's all about how you choose to present yourself to others. Teenagers who act dumb irratated me in high school, I don't know how the teachers did it! But high school is suck a joke, I think it makes teens dumber anyways. I'm glad i'm out :)

jillybee101 7

I can honestly say that I am baffled at YOUR stupidity. Did you ever think maybe it's your fault? Or maybe she isn't doing so well in school but you are just to concerned about posting stupid shit like this on the Internet to see? A lot of people believe that accents are heredity even people your age. If you seriously think you are so hilarious by posting this, thinking you are so much better and smarter than your own child, it honestly makes me wonder who threw you against a wall as a child.

jillybee101 7

Wow, that was quite the rant. Honestly believe you are taking things way to seriously for a site called "**** my life". Anyway, don't think she thinks she is hilarious by posting this....She probably feels genuinely concerned for the hope of her daughter. Which she should be.ha.

kandi_kid69 15

13- Can't believe I'm going to say this but I agree with #25. You need to calm your breasts. That's what this site is for! To post "stupid shit" and have a good laugh at dumb teenagers/Fails/ people who think poltergeists are coming to steal livers/etc. My goodness.

Wow...settle down...don't go off on someone you know nothing about other than the fact that their daughter is a little misinformed.

I bet you can't say "good eye might" in English without having an Australian accent. @_@