One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the other girls teased her about her accent’
make fun of, poke fun at, chaff, make jokes about, rag, mock, laugh at, guy, satirize, be sarcastic about
deride, ridicule, scoff at, jeer at, jibe at
taunt, bait, goad, pick on
informal take the mickey out of, send up, rib, josh, wind up, have on, pull someone's leg, make a monkey of
North American informal goof on, rag on, put on, pull someone's chain, razz, fun, shuck
NZ Australian informal poke mullock at, poke borak at, sling off at, chiack
British vulgar slang take the piss out of
British informal, dated rot
dated make sport of, twit
archaic quiz, smoke, flout at, rally
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