Romanians in London
I tell you from the beginning that I am NOT racist, I have nothing with Moldavians or Bucovinians (I understand there are big differences between them). After I specified this and everything was well understood, let me tell you how it goes:
As I said in another post, during weekends I’m a Dj. Okay, so far, so good, I do not think we have anything to say. But when it comes to parties… in London, things are different. I am 100% Wallachian (the mother from Arges, father from Prahova) is accustomed to a single or better without accent, but I met many people from Moldavia, Banat, Transylvania etc. In the Moldovan chapter, and more precisely Bucovina-Suceava, things are a little more complicated because people or at least some people (not all of them) have a very strong accent for me, they talk with regionalisms and somehow you who are from another area, you get a little tangled…
This is what happened at a party, namely a baptism, where the majority of people were from Suceava (when I say the majority, except the guests, I and two waiters who were from different regions). A gentleman at the party, he wanted to explain to me a little story as often as he could get me out for a cigarette. I do not mind that the man is drunk, he comes to me, everyone has fun as he thinks it fits. I do not mind having an accent and if from bucovina / moldova (once again I say that I have nothing with the Moldavians) only that this man spoke very fast, and with a very strong focus on full regionalism. It was the first time I felt like I wanted to speak with a Romanian in English, and I had to (common sense) laugh at certain things because I did not understand much what he was saying and guiding myself after his laughter, he started to laugh and then my brain said, “it’s time, that was a joke.” I cannot figure out if that man was talking like that in his daily life or just when he was a bit drunk, his focus was changing, and it was already a kind of a morse code between him, his relatives and me, and I looked around being like, “I do not know what he said, but if everyone likes to laugh, I laugh too.”
Concludingly, I would like to extend my heart to all of you, regardless of the area you are part of, when you see that the person with whom you have a conversation is from another area, try to speak without regionalism or at least slower so that the other can catch at least 50% of the idea you want to share. Thank you and I hope I did not bother anyone, I do not write this badly but on the contrary, I want everyone to understand that there is no racism between areas but just misunderstanding.