So... after a suitable respectful period, it's time re-open the ministry's doors.
The Telegraph, December , 2009, Yeah, baby, yeah. It's international talk with a fake British accent day by Derek Nisbet
Dick van Dyke and Austin Powers have a lot to answer for. Two New York expats have designated December 17 International talk with a fake British accent day....
Everyone (even the Brits) is invited to adopt a fake accent for the event and may find themselves tested on the day by fiendish tongue twisters. You could mimic other famous "fakers", such as Dick van Dyke in Mary Poppins or Austin Powers. “Fakers” will be recorded for posterity and members will get a chance to listen, vote, comment and discuss their efforts online.