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Leeds accent closely followed by South Africa
in Gangs Of New York.
is even more shocking.
Keanu Reeves attempt at english in Dracula is the single most piss poor attempt in history.
Even Dick van Dyke sounds more convincing that this!
also surely the worst acting performance. When I started watching that film I thought it was spoof, then I realised he wasn't trying to be that bad...
closely followed by Flemmish.
I'll do your knees, so i will.
I was the first to mention it.
Next one is me stuck to the ceiling with all my clothes on.
Can I make requests? Topless in a fridge, please.
And we have to meet up for drinks soon.
being from birmingham i sometimes get annoyed at the fuss made over my accent, and i really don't like it when people make comments about other peoples.
but the leicester accent really REALLY fucks me off. i can't help it. it's like a mad scientist created a terrible chimera of all the worst accents and set it loose.
With a bit of "north" accent thrown in. That is why the people voted that one.
Is there a good northern accent by the way?
it just sounds a bit lost...draws from a lot of other accents but adds nothing new.
They all say that.
you've clearly never heard Coventry!
i've got quite a soft Leicester accent, i talk properly and pronounce things right, don't say ducky or say LY as eeeehhh. i'm not inbred either, like the majority of Leicester unfortunately seems to be..
and i have nothing to say.
who desperately wish they were black.
without a doubt. I'm so glad mine's closer to a Derby accent than a Derbyshire one.
(in a derbyshire accent, obvs)
come on, it's terrible!!!!
I've got a soft spot for Brummy accents.
B) not enough people actually know what a birmingham accent is to correctly judge it...but i won't bother you with the birmingham/black country accent paradigm.
My vote goes to some horrible essex cunts, a la Steve Claridge (he's got a horrible voice but he's a legend)
i'm from coventry, go to birmingham a lot and have family there...and whatever accent i'm talking about then or have 'incorrectly judged' is reeaaaly quite annoying.
Am i birmingham?
Am i Leicester?
No, i'm Coventry!
i forgot to add
our accent is so nice we (along with Rotherham) have the highest percentage of people employed in call centres in the UK. Incidentally, we also get some of the worst exam results in the country.
are fucking dire, the whole Thames Valley/Medway/Estuary English is probably the worst.
in Michael Collins was dire.
I've changed my mind, the Wigan accent is even worse than Derbyshire; especially coming from a, erm how to put this politely, opinionated (read gobby) girl.
has to be the general International School one.
No matter where you are in the world, find an International School and you will come across the same vacuous, English/American/"forrin" accent that can't be pinned down to any one location, and that doesn't really have any defining characteristics apart from the fact that it's REALLY really bland and dumb sounding and then you will have that Eureka moment of having heard the worst accent of all time.
it's not terrible, just crushingly bland.
There's no history behind it or anything. That sounds really lame and sentimental but I think just the fact that it's such a non-accent makes it the worst accent ever.
offensively bland. Like you said there's no history or anything like that behind it, no little eccentricities or quirky turns of phrase...just mid atlantic uniformity and nothingness. It's a bit depressing actually.
It's just so dull. And then you meet their parents and they're all "This is my Greek dad and my Indian father and I grew up in Jamaica and France" and you're just like "THEN WHY DO YOU NOT SOUND MORE INTERESTING, GODDAMNIT".
Just because the Pope says it's wrong doesn't make it so.
my friend is from Saudi Arabia but his accent is a complete nothingness, it's the epitome of the international school accent. I remember about 4 years back when he moved to our school everyone fawned over his accent because it sounded vaguely American...to me it just sounded lost and without any sense of beloning.
or should I say Yaah?
Closely followed by any and all accents from the Birmingham, Wolverhampton, and general Black Country regions.
Not a fan of the Thames Valley almost-but-not-quite-posh drawl that I have.
but it sure aint sexy. Basically an accent is good if you can imagine being seduced by it.
I've spent large amounts of time around that area of the country.
If I try and imagine getting seduced by someone from Dudley I get a shiver down my spine and an urge to have a shower. Not good.
because a good west country accent is hearty and full. Okay, again, its not sexy but at least you can AAR to your hearts content.