I once asked an American "from where in UK are you from?" and he said "Oregon, US". If I remember correctly, could be a whole different state. Some American dialects are quite close to British.
It's just that some other Europeans, who learn English as a second language, tend to sound like they
are using an American accent instead of a British one. Despite supposedly learning it with a Brit accent.
Think I saw a vid from a German guy about this regarding how his British buddies were asking him why he spoke with more of an American English accent.
Said he had always thought he was learning the British one when in school.
We used to have a rule at schools that you had to pick either UK or US grammar rules and be consistent with them through your essays.
Now it's dropped, finally. It was bollocks bollocks bollocks. The purpose of a language is to facilitate communications instead of acting as a platform for grammar Nazis. The old school English teachers typically were huge UK fanboys with the appropriate anti-American sentiment.
I like my accent with the east European hard 'r'. Americans comment that with the combination of trying to use proper language and the hard r I end up sounding like Count Dracula, formal and correct but with east European twist. Mu ha haaa. YouRRe all welkkom to stay fo de nighkt...
I lived in halls at uni with this Norwegian chick, among others, who was an absolute terror, she must have been in the military or something. She wanted iron discipline out of everybody. My slovenly self did not react well to this.
Anyway. She had a REALLY STRONG American accent. Which just added to the whole drill instructor / Full Metal Jacket ambiance...
...and? It's almost as if this movie cut after the first 30 minutes. So, you were studying biology and she had been this moody and over the top drill sergeant and had a dislike to you but you had helped her out the other day and it was raining and...
It would also be a whole lot more believable with pictures and video.