Speech 101 student pranks class with fake accent

Posted on November 26, 2012 by

For his final project in Speech 101,  decided to prank his entire class by putting on a fake Mexican accent. Barrientos kept up the accent for the entire semester and revealed his American accent four months later.

The assignment was composed of four different speeches. His first speech was about piñatas, the second about David Hasselhoff and the third about cinco de mayo. He finally revealed his true voice in an epic final speech: “We have to learn to communicate effectively people, because if we don’t we will all be lost in translation.”

Barrientos got a lot of mixed reviews — while some people realized the accent was part of the lesson, others still didn’t catch on and thought he was swapping to an American accent to be funny.

Watch it here

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