Scottish MP's Accent Is So Thick It Needs Translating Alan Brown, a member of the U.K. parliament from Scotland, reportedly is the first MP ever to be asked to provide translation for the official record. Brown jokes his American wife can understand him.

Scottish MP's Accent Is So Thick It Needs Translating

Scottish MP's Accent Is So Thick It Needs Translating

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Alan Brown, a member of the U.K. parliament from Scotland, reportedly is the first MP ever to be asked to provide translation for the official record. Brown jokes his American wife can understand him.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene. Maybe you have a Scottish friend whose accent is so thick you joke that you need a translator. Well, just listen to Alan Brown, a member of the U.K. Parliament from Scotland.

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ALAN BROWN: Basically the leader of the house was just fascinated with how we did our (unintelligible) and he stated that for members of a Scottish national party...

GREENE: He is reportedly the first MP ever to be asked to provide translation for the official record. Now, Brown's been a good sport, though he said if his American wife and her family can understand him, why can't the people of Parliament? You're listening to MORNING EDITION.

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