The GEICO Gecko

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He’s world famous, but modest and unassuming. His accent is English, and his delivery smooth, even in trying circumstances:

 

 

Who Does His Voice?

Jake Wood was one of the ensemble actors on Eastenders, a BBC evening soap opera. Here is a video of his appearance on This Morning on ITV1.

 

 

Latest Ad

Last night, I saw a new advertisement for GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) which involved placing a call to a helpline for putting together furniture (IKEA, perhaps?) – the automated answering system could NOT understand the gecko’s accent when he was saying “book case”. It reminded me of the elevator sequence from another show, this one on BBC Scotland.

 

 

Conclusion

Although we are all speaking the English language, sometimes we are not understood by others because we speak with an accent.

Is that a kind of “Tower of Babel” thing?

 

About cdsmiller17

I am an Astrologer who also writes about world events. My first eBook "At This Point in Time" is available through most on-line book stores. I have now serialized my second book "The Star of Bethlehem" here. And to give my blog pages something lighter, I'm sharing some of my personal photographs, too.
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