Inspired by another thread. Being an Englishman and living in Canada has really opened my eyes to the lack of recognision of where someone is from. Now I have a fairly non discript English accent, mostly a Norfolk pronunciation but very little accent. Clearly English IMO. When I meet new people here only about 25% of them guess I'm from England, now it' actually surprises me when they get it right lol The majority of people think I'm Australian, I have kind of figured out why since to a North American the English and Aussie accents are smilar. On the other hand I've also been toutaed as a German and Italian and most oddly of all....an American. Funny thing is this is an easily flippable subject, many people from Britain cannot tell the difference between an American and Canadian accent, I couldn't for a while. So just wondering if anyone here is aware they can tell where someone is from by their accent when speaking English. I'm quite sure many people from North America would be surprised by the amount of Aussie actors playing Englishmen and flipside many British people being surprised by the sheer number of very well known Canadian actors that we all think are American.