"Why do British people sound so important when they speak?" Is the question I, and many other Americans (and others) ask. Today while listening to a British Novelist speak on the radio I thought: "Do British people sound so important because the U.S. (and many other countries) were English colonies, so Englishmen being the nobility most of the time were more important, and more worth while to listen too because they made the laws?" Is it hardwired or something? Or do British people just sound more important because they sound important for and unknown reason?