Trevor’s Accents - Between the Scenes | The Daily Show

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Yogita Nowbuth
Yogita Nowbuth - Day ago
Trevor ur just *AWESOME*
Much love from South Africa❤😘
Lee Milby
Lee Milby - 3 days ago
I thought this was going to be a compilation video, bit this was equally as good!
Ian Einstein
Ian Einstein - 4 days ago
LoL! Trevor, what you would do to speak with different members of your family actually has a name. That's called "code-switching."
VeRoHdezM - 5 days ago
🤟🏻🤟🏻 love each single accent, 😍😍
Funnylady - 5 days ago
Trevor that is so funny u say that because I do the family is diverse also...Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, etc...🤣🤣🤣🤯
Dominique McQueen
Dominique McQueen - 5 days ago
Code switching for the culture!
Seadina - 6 days ago
I FEEL this.. I grew up in Dubai where every person in my class was of a different nationality. I’m Bosnian but I’ve got a very neutral/ American accent (from what I’ve been told) but I change mine to adapt to the person I’m speaking with (i.e. Indian, Arab, etc.) I call it the Expat accent, a bit of every accent smashed into one.
Minh Nguyen Le
Minh Nguyen Le - 7 days ago
Wait a minute isnt his dad from switzerland?
NL Mhlongo
NL Mhlongo - 6 days ago
Kodjo Swole
Kodjo Swole - 7 days ago
😂 😂 😂 😂 😂
YouLaToya - 7 days ago
I wonder how his cousins took the last joke “I think that’s why I’m my Grandmothers favorite”. 😂 Brave guy.
Derek H Troop
Derek H Troop - 7 days ago
Yeah. I second that
Cli & Mils TV
Cli & Mils TV - 7 days ago
Love you anytime any day. It happens to me a whole lot.
mandys55 - 8 days ago
Kambura kirimi
Kambura kirimi - 8 days ago
0:56 😂😂africans relate.
Kenya 🇰🇪. Translate nishukishe apo😂
Alight me there.
Put me there.
Discharge me there😂😂
Dump me there😂😂
Ah 😂😂
Lucy Vega
Lucy Vega - 8 days ago
Just watched the video with your grandma ans its sooo true 😂😂
Caroline Laronda
Caroline Laronda - 8 days ago
He is so adorable 💜
Maxwell Maxwells
Maxwell Maxwells - 8 days ago
what a brilliant dude you are brew! much love
Wendy Miles
Wendy Miles - 8 days ago
Bunmi  Salami
Bunmi Salami - 9 days ago
Yeah I do that too!!!
Lavender Okoth
Lavender Okoth - 9 days ago
He really loves his grandma.
tlangelani ngobeni
tlangelani ngobeni - 9 days ago
I'm South African and I speak all 11 of our official languages. I can relate to what Trevor is saying. I always change my accent according to who talking to. I'm Tsonga, when I speak to some of my elderly relatives in Limpopo I have to speak the deep Tsonga and change my accent so they can understand me better. But with friends and any younger person I switch to slang. Our languages are so diverse. I've realised that in most places when you switch to someone's accent they receive you better because they feel like you are one of their own.
Bob - 9 days ago
As a Haitian i can 100% confirm his statement, when we're around regular people and a few Haitians we're totally Americanized, but as soon as you put us in a space with only Haitians or we're back in Haiti it's as if the spirit of our ancestors took over our body *lmfao*
G L - 9 days ago
Fact check: Model C is not private school. That's a misrepresentation. They were the former "white" schools during Apartheid and which subsequently became open to all races.
Sara - 9 days ago
My mom does that. She speaks with an Arabic accent when she's speaking with my Arab cousins, even though my mom is a white American.
peachesandpoets - 9 days ago
I think a lot of urban africans are good at accents for this reason
Kady Archibald
Kady Archibald - 9 days ago
😂 I’m from the Carribean, so I hardcore relate
Anson Chan
Anson Chan - 10 days ago
My dad does this so much with my relatives XD
Emmylee Rousseau
Emmylee Rousseau - 10 days ago
Yooooo this is so true!!! "Aye dont u act smart here!!!"
Teezy Mali
Teezy Mali - 10 days ago
If you dislike the video you must have been looking for like button and ended press dislike by accident. You still have time to change it. Hurry up!
Warley's Croutons
Warley's Croutons - 10 days ago
That is exactly what I do with my Liberian parents. Its broken English in the entire household 😂
Fadi Nimer
Fadi Nimer - 10 days ago
shawolmblft - 10 days ago
trevor is a master of code switching
Jodi-Ann Burton
Jodi-Ann Burton - 10 days ago
It's called code switching Trevor lol
Blue_Fire Nova
Blue_Fire Nova - 10 days ago
Your dad would be like, "Put volume! Put volume!"
And then you would be like, "Uh, do you mean increase the volume?"
"Hey! I'll increase or decrease your life! Don't act smart here. Put volume! Don't come here with that English!"
Oh my gosh, this is hilarious!
Two Teas and One Coffee
Two Teas and One Coffee - 10 days ago
that guy randomly strolling in the background at 1:08 lmao
girlgreenivy - 10 days ago
But Trevor, did you get your grandma her generator?
Abidh Jameel
Abidh Jameel - 10 days ago
Who else was waiting for this behind the scenes lol
Crepe Waou
Crepe Waou - 10 days ago
Has Trevor talked about what's going on in his country South Africa? there is a massive xenophobic massacre out there, why is he silent about it (if so)
Thinker - 10 days ago
Ha ha ha... Have you ever been to the linguistic mess that is Haiti, Trevor? It's crazier than you can ever imagine. Have you ever seen 5 people hold a conversation in 3 different languages, jumping from one to another, starting a sentence in one and finishing it in another, asking a question in one and having it answered in another like it's the most natural thing in the world? That's how we do it. 😂
NL Mhlongo
NL Mhlongo - 6 days ago
South Africa too. Even our TV shows have people speaking to each other in different languages. I can have a conversation with my family members in different languages too. I think it's fun
Lucia Ralepobe
Lucia Ralepobe - 10 days ago
In South Africa our parents get mad at us for speaking English, dare you speak English in a taxi yhuuuu😥😥😥😥
Martin Sassenberg
Martin Sassenberg - 10 days ago
More "Behind the scenes"! ❤️ Greets from Germany
Rahma Darries
Rahma Darries - 10 days ago
who are the people looking like South Africans sitting in front of the audience? :O
Sabvina Cruz
Sabvina Cruz - 10 days ago
Lol this was good. So, I don’t think I mirror “accents” but I’d say mirror “dialects”. I do it with my coworkers all the time and people I meet. I think that’s how my brain has processed how efficiency works. So, this must be rather common.
AMABHINCA TV - 10 days ago
"Put volume put volume"😂😂😂😂
FRE ALVA STILL GINA - 10 days ago
Lily Grouby
Lily Grouby - 10 days ago
All Caribbean people know this struggle.
ABCD12345 - 10 days ago
Ooh Trevor never forget his roots
Arre Flo
Arre Flo - 10 days ago
Trevor you might speak about the attacks against the immigrants on South Africa
Many others people lost life in South Africa
Please speak about them and mentalities in Africa
We are all Black
Orapeleng Tawana
Orapeleng Tawana - 10 days ago
please upload more Between the Scene clips please Trevooooooor!!! I can spend the whole day listening to you man you're incredible
pixel girl
pixel girl - 10 days ago
I only thumb this up reluctantly, where's the Nelson Mandela impression? 😢
g mun22
g mun22 - 10 days ago
🤓I research linguistics. Those examples are dialects, not accents; & probably in linguistic terms, his grandmother's would actually be classified as a separate language. Eventually languages evolve with others (so many examples are with English) so it creates what seems like slang when compared to 'educated English' but it's actually the evolution of an older language. Different grammar, especially in that kind of context, is a good guide for that.
The difference between that & a dialect would be that a dialect is still 'proper English' but uses words specific to a geographical area that people unfamiliar with a phrase/word just don't understand. The entire UK has lots of examples of that.
And then the difference between a dialect & an accent is that you're both speaking the same language, you understand each other perfectly & use the same grammar & words etc., but you sound different from each other. So people speaking English from, e.g. Texas & Boston; or from France & Brazil... etc.
I'm Scottish, technically Scots is classed as a separate language - originally in southern areas; Gaelic is Highlands (& more like Irish... random example:  _sgian-dubh_ is the knife tucked into kilt socks & pronounced _'skee-ən-DOO'_ - it's *very obviously* a different language. I don't speak it! Although odd words like that are widely known because they have no other name.)
Scots is considered more of a West of Scotland dialect now (sometimes called an accent in this same way); a lot of words are generally considered slang/ bad grammar/ 'bad English' because it has merged with English so much.
If you fancy learning some Scots, Buzzfeed has an obsession with 'Scottish Twitter' - & a hilarious article full colourful insults if you Google 'Scottish twitter roasted trump' - enjoy!🤣
If you ever find yourself in Glasgow trying to have a conversation with someone (taxi driver stories are common), or understand words in that article, it definitely sounds like a different language to people who say, "I thought they spoke English in Scotland." Glaswegians consider an Edinburgh _accent_ to be 'posh'.
My grandparents' generation definitely spoke 'Scots' I had to tune my ear into.
So many layers!!
When I go home (from the US), I am frequently asked where I come from. You can practically pinpoint the area of a city/town (or if someone went to private school 😄 - & where) by their accent. So people do change it up a bit because of stereotypes. Apparently I just confuse people.
And *in* the US, I've been asked what language I'm speaking to another Scottish person - tbf, the person who asked was Egyptian & I think we must just have been talking quickly to each other (he was serving someone else in a store; we weren't being rude!) Although I'm frequently told I "speak very good English." 🙄 Cheers! Or slàinte!
Apart from technicalities/ definitions, linguists have no idea why we have such diverse accents, especially in small areas like the UK, when we're speaking the same language.
If you're someone who uses the term 'British accent' - just search for it on YouTube. 😉
Bahati Mary
Bahati Mary - 10 days ago
Now I can explain my mixed accent thank this day
Chad Blignaut
Chad Blignaut - 11 days ago
Private School - Model C , thought Trevor grew up on the dusty streets of SA, Thought his father was German and now his father sounds rather black.. Sounds like Trevor is a Liar.
COKE LK - 11 days ago
Haha very funny, I want to die
Maduly Pierre
Maduly Pierre - 11 days ago
Haitian *iz in de Houzz* 😂😅😂. (#LoveAccent)
Big Love Trevor from Haiti😗😙😘
Collins T
Collins T - 11 days ago
Hey Trevor, maybe bring Grandma to see where you work and a guest interview
Adelphos89 - 11 days ago
My southern U.S. accent comes out of nowhere when I'm with any family XD
Jose Valentin
Jose Valentin - 11 days ago
So true!!! Despues de un dia en Mexico termine sonando mexicano y con mi compañera de trabajo dominicana cambio mi acento a dominicano. Lol
VeraIsTheTruth - 11 days ago
That Haitian accent was spot on 😂😂😂
VeraIsTheTruth - 11 days ago
That is sooo true. I couldn’t figure out why no two accents in Johannesburg were the same lol
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