I find it annoying that the Capital One "Vikings" all have British accents. They all have this snobbish Islander (English) accent that is so way off! If anything they should have Norse, Danish, or by default a German, etc. accent. (Those who know minimal history know what I'm talking about. WTF!!! They should really do minimal research.
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I find it annoying that the Capital One "Vikings" all have British accents. They all have this snobbish Islander (English) ... German, etc. accent. (Those who know minimal history know what I'm talking about. WTF!!! They should really do minimal research.

I find it annoying that they're affected by the success of a credit card company. Did that really happen?
I find it annoying that the Capital One "Vikings" all have British accents. They all have this snobbish Islander (English) ... German, etc. accent. (Those who know minimal history know what I'm talking about. WTF!!! They should really do minimal research.

Almost as bad as movies in which the inhabitants of ancient Rome speak with American accents.

Peter Duncanson
UK (posting from a.e.u)
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I find it annoying that the Capital One "Vikings" all ... I'm talking about. WTF!!! They should really do minimal research.

Almost as bad as movies in which the inhabitants of ancient Romespeak with American accents.

Does this refer to some advertisement on the foolbox? I'm interested in the OP's perception that the accents are "snobbish". (I see she doesn't seem to mind their speaking English.) Have the Vikings been given some special comic speech habits for the ad? it could be quite funny.
I imagine there'd be trouble if Vikings were given German accents!

Mike.
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Yes. The advertisements are quite amusing. If I have to watch a commercial, I'd rather watch a commercial like this.

What gets me about posters like Lava is that they are referring to a commercial where a large group of people dressed like Vikings or barbarians or something is wandering around worrying about which credit card people use. Everything about the commercial is unrealistic, but Lava has chosen to worry only about the accents.

There's also a Geico insurance commercial that features a Gecko that talks and drives an automobile. The Gecko also says something in an English accent at the end of the commercial. I hope that Lava doesn't see this one.
The Capital One and Geico commercials are among the best running currently.

Tony Cooper
Orlando, FL
As I was reading this thread, I realized I'm quite aware that the Vikings are the Capital One spokespeople. Then I looked further down the list of postings, and saw one about David Spade's Capital One commercials. I realized that though I've seen those commercials a million times as well, I had no idea what they were selling. The main thing I remember is that he's snarky and he says "no" a lot. Couldn't have told you what he was selling, though
FWIW, I got a Capital One credit card in the time since these commercials started running.
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As I was reading this thread, I realized I'm quite aware that the Vikings are the Capital One spokespeople. Then ... remember is that he's snarky and he says "no" a lot. Couldn't have told you what he was selling, though

I'm the same way. Even those few commercials that manage to impress themselves on my consciousness rarely manage to include who they are advertising. There is a mildly amusing series involving football referees imposing penalties on people for drinking the wrong brand of beer. Heck if I know what brand they are supposed to be drinking. There is only a small set of brands that advertise on this scale, so I assume it is one of those. None are drinkable, of course.

Richard R. Hershberger
There's also a Geico insurance commercial that features a Gecko that talks and drives an automobile. The Gecko also says ... I hope that Lava doesn't see this one. The Capital One and Geico commercials are among the best running currently.

The Gecko speaks with what sounds like an Aussie accent, in the latest, where he's playing the sympathy card to get his gecko friends to spread the word about Geico. It's pretty funny.
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I find it annoying that the Capital One "Vikings" all have British accents. They all have this snobbish Islander (English) ... etc. accent. (Those who know minimal history know what I'm talking about. WTF!!! They should really do minimal research. Lava

You are correct. But WTF connection do they have w/ the product they're pitching? Why are they now out of date (in terms of being functional)? For a credit card co? I don't think so.
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