HOPEFULLY YOU’VE NEVER MADE THE MISTAKE OF TRYING to imitate a country’s accent in front of a native of that country. It is the best possible way to get mocked mercilessly by your hosts — no matter how good you are at it, you’re probably still going to sound a little bit weird.

Turns out, this doesn’t just apply to Americans attempting British or Australian accents — it applies to foreigners attempting American accents as well. Buzzfeed put together this video of Americans listening to foreign attempts at American accents, and the results are a little bit ridiculous — unsurprisingly, most people attempt to do lines from their favorite movies (like Raging Bull) or of famous Americans (like Sarah Palin), and it’s generally not very impressive.

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