Dear Sasha, I don’t know if this is totally petty of me but my best friend and I were living in Australia for the last month whereby we had an amazing time together.  But something has really been annoying me. Ever since we got back my best friend has miraculously taken up an Aussie accent.  It has come out of nowhere and I don’t know if I can call her on it or not.  Thoughts? V  


UGH. The dreaded fake accent.

There's no better way to start a cringe fest and I say that because I had a friend back in the day who went to Tennessee for an acting gig for ONE WEEK and came back with a southern accent; he didn’t even need the accent for the role. So V, I get the shock and second-hand embarrassment you’re feeling because it’s never easy to watch a friend nerd-out so badly.

So what to do? Well, I don’t think there’s much you can do. I think you gotta let this Aussie accent run through her like one bad meat pie. And it will. I know you just got back but give it another week – it will go away. And hey, maybe it’s actually really cute that she wants the memories of your trip to last a little bit longer. No? Okay but dealable.

Listen, in my opinion as long as she’s not 5150-ing a Britney Spears British accent I think you can just chalk this one up to short term attention-seeking. If I were you I’d say nothing for right now, but sh-t as soon as it’s over, I’d make fun of her for the rest of her life. That’s true friendship. 

(Lainey: Madonna’s “accent” is all over the place now too.)