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People who are not native English speakers often speak English in a much more interesting way than people who are, because they make the words strange again.

If you are used to listening to English spoken by other English people it all just slips by. But suddenly, when you hear a foreigner speaking your own language, they alter the stress on things, they change the relationship, the balance between words. Suddenly they bring the language to life again. And they keep creating new meanings.
Brian Eno