Part of the act of (near) teendom is control over your identity through the adoption of others. Impersonating, repeating figures of speech and accents of others. Currently, Gabe’s principal other voice is of a Devonian farmer saying, “That’s unfortunate”, whenever anything untoward occurs.

Robin had the longest lasting and lengthiest impersonation piece when he repeated the story told by his American class mate. More recently, he has preferred slipping into the laddish utterances of the average football supporter: “Ci’y”.

Eliza’s impersonation wins on charm. She’s not aping the speech of anyone, but the actions of a lamb. Specifically, given a bottle to drink from, she pretends to be a lamb being bottle-fed milk, tugging at the vessel held above her as she drinks urgently and roughly from it.


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