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Do you talk differently to different people?
without meaning to?
but I don't think its a posh thing.
Someone I used to work with talked normally at work but when his friends called him on the phone he turned into Ali G - he was white
when I'm talking to people who also have one. I'm not consciously putting it on, because I'm from London.
Otherwise though, my accent is more neutral. I think its just a way of trying to communicate with people in a way you think they are more likely to understand or empathise with
everyone says i have a posh voice. by 'everyone', i mean commoners and northerners. and by northerners i mean anyone north of hertfordshire.
You have a none-accent - you could be from anywhere
i hate that. my dad says that though.
Mine has dissipated over the years. People can still tell I'm "from the north".
"yeah you have got a posh voice"
i was mortified. i used to love my barnet accent. its dissapeared now. i think i have estuary english. great.
GO GREEN MAN!
she says "al-monds" not "ar-monds".
i say that too
Hi-Gayt or Hi-get? (Highgate)
more like, gayyyt. mayyte.
so I kind of mumble out howburn..
Mumbling is my way of speaking actually, going to a private school but living in the arse end of portsmouth, it was a survival technique, noone could tell if I was posh or not coz they couldn't understand me.
that i cant think of now.
mother and father instead of mum and dad is something that springs to mind. and she address letter to her parents "MR and Mrs blah blah" instead of mum and dad. and she went to boarding school. and she had a pony. and she doesnt call "adults" by their first name unless given permission.
With a hard 'o'. Like in moth. Mother.
since I was in my early twenties
From, like, birth? Calling someone aunt is a bit weird.
Sounds like a Famous Five book or something. We're passed that stage! Her name is Karen!
i've never called my aunty joan, "joan".
It's just uneccessary. I don't call me sister 'Sister Christina'. Because that just sounds weird.
My Aunty Helen and Uncle Brian came to the Dublin Castle the other day and I couldn't help but introduce them to my friends as that.
It's mental! It's your family! It's enforced poshness with people you should be vaguely close to! it's weird!
they're from newcaastle. thats what you call them.
newcastle = shipyards.
lets have a working class row
Anyway. You're wrong. So shut up.
i still cant them "aunty joan" etc
One of my workmates is from Barnet, he speaks very Barnet-y and he plays football and wears pink designer shirts and is a total chav, but he is TOTALLY charming. All the girls at work fancy him.
Lisa, Jane, Jo, Kate & Kat all from the 5th floor?
its rubbish now
My accent changes all the fucking time. And sometimes I'm more careful about swearing or calling someone a cunt.
And I have a ridiculously camp phone voice.
made by slaves.
Is that posh?
you have a matching monocle.
digusting Midlands accent that shows it's ugly face when speaking to my family. But the rest of the time I have a fairy nondescript accent with a hint of Bristolian as I uni'd there and stayed there for a while after uni.
by the way. Perish the thought.
i hate it
(reply to my myspace message darling)
Marry me. Please x
they get all their vowels wrong. or just don't bother using them.
erv yer seeen ther snerrrrr on anlerrrbeee rerrrrd?
I fell in love with a girl called Pam from there, purely because of the way she spoke. Pretty much.
Hull > Grimsbeeee.
WOULD SUGGEST THAT YOU'RE NOT THE ONLY PERSON WHO THINKS LIKE THAT.
WHAT ABOUT GRIMSBY? WHY CAN'T *WE* HAVE FLASHY SHOPPING CENTRES AND GIANT (LIVE) FISH MUSEUMS?!?! :'''(
i used to go out with a girl from hull. she was sexy. very mad tho.
Haha, bless you. Think of it thus: people need to find a reason to visit Hull - it's a fucking horrific place with no redeeming features at all, so they have to have new shiny museums and ice arenas and shit.
Whereas I once had sex in Cleethorpes, so it's already one up.
and i lived there for 20 odd years.
to boost the birth rates. There is a litter of children living just over the road from Blunder Park with very long faces.
from well spoken to full on lout, depending on the company.
but i don't think i do compared to the real posh dubliners.
however, i do have a *slight* tendency to take on the accent of who i'm talking to - if, they're irish/Nirish/northern english - as apparently when i was a kid i had a strange hybrid of them all.
in a video i have of me aged 5, i don't at all.
tourists from other parts of Ireland didn't realise that I wasn't Irish - lots of Irish students at Trinity College appeared to have English accents.
we don't have english accents. just soft ones. the posh dubliners do anyway.
They weren't English - they were all from posh wealthy Irish families
just the posh dublin accent. which is ridiculous.
We were having a conversation
Sountside and English. I may slag ya but thats only cause I sound like a street trader
i'm from grimsby.
i don't think my accent's that strong though. i kind of have a boring generic northern accent rather than a grimsby one :'(
small mercies and all that :)
i wish i had a northern accent sometimes. it makes everything i say sound less boring. i guess i could just try saying interesting things instead.
you could try adopting a carribean accent or something. i reckon that and the south african accent tend to make english sound quite good.
i have the most boring voice ever. officially.
anything like the lincolnshire accent though. it's a bit more whiney and common sounding.
you've got a soft lincolnshire accent with a manchester twang. when you say 'laugh' for example, you tend to exaggerate the ending so it sounds more like 'laFFF'. it's funny.
I'm not allowed to be where I live
People have accused me of being posh before, probably BECAUSE I never change the way I talk.
When I was at school, everyone else dumbed down their accents so they sounded a bit cockney, like the 'cool' kids, but I just went with stuff like, no glottal stops, and not doing that weird 'w' sound in place of 'l' at the end of things.
poshish compared to how it used to due to my surroundings (uni, workplace) and friends. i'm not happy about it, which sounds silly, but its true. i dont like people assuming i'm well off. which is also silly. oh well.
i'm constantly being accused of being canadian/american/south african/australian. i don't notice it at all.
i also have a really terrible habit of mimicking peoples accents when i'm talking to them, which is bad enough if i'm talking to someone from a different uk region, but gets embarrassing when i'm talking to, say, americans. i really can't control it at all.
i lose the ability to speak for several minutes after communicating with deaf people. and we have a whole community of them come in all the time.
has Northern accent. World continues to revolve on axis.
Argh. Northern accents sound horrible.
has stupid opinions. World continues to revolve on axis.
do I have a northern accent?
but Northern accents are hott so don't worry.
plus you've not got a horrible one.
I'm moving out sooner to pick up a new accent.
I probably sound a bit common... not sure that's a good thing.
all the time.
Luckily have several accents
a very generic accent for someone from Newcastle. I do have a slight northern tinge I think, and my accent also tends to get moulded by who I'm talking to or who I've been spending lots of time with.
Not really that posh and I say things like scone and grass correctly (ie the non-posh way).
Just have a rubbish generic droney Midlandsy accent but am fairly well-spoken ie people can understand what I am saying usually, even posh people.
because, like... i have a fairly well spoken accent thanks to boarding school. and, well, that too.
i intentionally become a lot less well spoken and use more slang and drop my t's when i'm around certain people. because otherwise i'd probably get beaten up.