Long-time readers (I mean, =really= long-time readers), will recall my previous complaint about the way auto insurance company Geico was using their mascot.
Well, they’ve done it again.
Now the gecko’s voice has magically changed. I think they were going for Australian, but wound up with an East-end British accent. Which is funny, because most people get it the other way around (for example, Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins).
Ironically, they actually =do= want a British accent because even when he’s annoyed, “he always maintains his decorum in a very proper English tone.” That’s according to this page I found on GEICO’s website. Trouble is, I’m pretty sure an irritated East-ender would have a more… Robust vocabulary.0 People like this. Be the first!