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1. Mid-western American
2. Irish brogue
3. Dulcet Scots
4. Perky Geordie
I tried to come up with some bad accents, but I think I like all accents. Maybe because I'm essentially accentless, I seek it out in others.
Tell me this is a joke.
especially not in order.
Massive fan of the accent. Massive.
1) Cork/southern irish
3) Mellowed Scot, probably relocated to Berkshire.
The bottom of every list should be female brummie
No I like them all pretty much. Diversity is a wonderful thing. American accents can be annoying depending on way the person speaks.... but they can be sumptuous too - see Morgan Freeman and a million others.
every accent blows. Least favourite = Gutteral Scouse, or DUDLAAAAAY, or cockney/Essex WASSAMATTTAAAAAA?
^I just said that in his accent. I realise you can't hear me.
You have that nice Southern with background twangs accent.
I have flat northern As though.
I might give up on the whole talking lark.
2. dutchsh yesh?
2. sith ifrikaan.
actually fuick it, you can have good and bad of all of the above.
fuck in a South African accent there?
Are bad. I work in IT, all the annoying, snippy know-t-all cunts are SA/NZ.
Beatles Scouse = Great
Steve Gerrard Scouse = Bad.
his brothers were the latter
I loved both.
I think I ended up with him because of Brookside.
I think I prefer a softer, southern Irish accent. Ulster can be a bit harsh sometimes?
Who knows anymore? I've stopped pretending either of them are separate countries these days.
Good to know.
I hate our accent to be honest.
Hear them down in Soho square,
Dropping "h's" everywhere.
Speaking English anyway they like.
You sir, did you go to school?
Wadaya tike me for, a fool?
No one taught him 'take' instead of 'tike!
Why can't the English teach their children how to speak?
This verbal class distinction, by now,
Should be antique. If you spoke as she does, sir,
Instead of the way you do,
Why, you might be selling flowers, too!
Hear a Yorkshireman, or worse,
Hear a Cornishman converse,
I'd rather hear a choir singing flat.
Chickens cackling in a barn Just like this one!
Eliza Garn! Henry I ask you, sir, what sort of word is that?
It's "Aoooow" and "Garn" that keep her in her place.
Not her wretched clothes and dirty face.
Why can't the English teach their children how to speak?
This verbal class distinction by now should be antique.
If you spoke as she does, sir, Instead of the way you do,
Why, you might be selling flowers, too.
An Englishman's way of speaking absolutely classifies him,
The moment he talks he makes some other
Englishman despise him.
One common language I'm afraid we'll never get.
Oh, why can't the English learn to set
A good example to people whose
English is painful to your ears?
The Scotch and the Irish leave you close to tears.
There even are places where English completely
disappears. In America, they haven't used it for years!
Why can't the English teach their children how to speak?
Norwegians learn Norwegian; the Greeks have taught their
Greek. In France every Frenchman knows
his language fro "A" to "Zed"
The French never care what they do, actually,
as long as they pronounce in properly.
Arabians learn Arabian with the speed of summer lightning.
And Hebrews learn it backwards,
which is absolutely frightening.
But use proper English you're regarded as a freak.
Why can't the English,
Why can't the English learn to speak?
- East Coast Scotland
- Swedish-originated American
- Dutch people speaking English
- Jan Molby
- South African
- West Country
- Valley girl Californian
When they say BEN instead of been.
Sing-songy nonsense and overuse of "ken".
And I say this as someone who spent £7.99 of my hard-earned on the Nicola Roberts album last week.
No way. No.
(I stand by my previous comment)
Worst: Plymouth. The Wurzels without the warmth.
^all hot on men
It's the only one that makes "fucked" into a 3 syllable word.
Even an English person speaking French, apparently.
Will doing one of them all of the time guarantee me a broad?
A dame! A piece of tail! A floozy! A bit of skirt!
In my last job I definitely picked up a Geordie twang.
Brazilian's talking English <3
Worst by far: Birmingham for me. Or Dudley.
I LOVE the Northern accent though.
Annoys the hell out of. (I don't understand this? I don't have any hell in me that I'm aware of)
And rightly so.
^Indier than thou.
My accent is a beautiful mix of three of those.
as long as it's funny.
Northern Irish and Irish can be good. I like most accents really.
Even though I have a pretty strong West of Scotland accent I find myself picking up other accents disturbingly easy. Especially when I hang around with my brother who has been living down near Milton Keynes for over 20 years and has this weird mish mash of an accent.
With English people I do end up picking up bits and pieces of their accent and sometimes they think I'm taking the pish but I'm totally not. Subconscious.
Least fav - posh rah twat
- I could listen to her talk all day. She sounds just like whatsherface off Modern Family <3
That and Northern Irish are definitely my favourites.
Southern American- I was properly enraptured by some Alabaman on a train recently. I'd only ever heard that accent in films before. It was EXACTLY like Forrest Gump.
The collective accent of Man Utd fans singing, specifically when they sing "Same old Arsenal..."
Southern England Commoner
Inner city London kids
I can't think what it sounds like.
One of our main offices was in Rio. Loved those guys.
like the guy from EastEnders or that cricket commentator whose name I don't know 'cause I don't really like cricket.
My Aunt Rose has an awesome accent too, she was brought up in Glasgow then moved to Mississippi when she was 20 or so. It's a good combo, as the Scots accent seems pretty impervious despite how long you've lived away from there (my Dad's was still ridiculously strong despite moving to England at 18) and the Southern US accent is also ridiculously strong so they're all mixed in together in strange and unexpected ways.
Least favourite is the twocker/charver accent, favoured by reprobates and fuckwits across the Tees Valley area. "Fuckin' well aye, ding!" and all that nonsense.
I was inexplicably watching one of those ULTRACOP BASTARDS reality type shows the other day set in Wales. All of those criminals sounded absolutely adorable.
Cer i ware gyda gotsen dy fam-gu
but there is no denying it's comedy value.
I'm from Glasgow. But I get mistaken for Irish A LOT. and canadian. and edinburgh. I talk a lot more like a Finn now too (which is monotone). Varies a lot. the canadian aspect worries me the most. I have a cold right now so I sound like a posh scottish child. Basically, I hate my accent. It's the worst.
Best accent is proper Mancunian. Whenever I'm about to speak in public, I wish I had that accent.
house and about.
canadians sound like folk from Lewis who've lived in Glasgow for a few years.
i think i just hung around too many international students. a guy from washington recently asked me which state i'm from :(((((
I think I do that INCREDIBly embarassing thing where I copy the accent of the person I'm talking to.
"I don't have an accent." Yes you do, you probably have a Southern/slightly posh one.
let's not get classist.
I hate Australian accents I really, really do. More than I hate other things which are more deserving of hate.
THE BEST ACCENT IS MY ACCENT BECAUSE I AM THE BEST.
i hope so.
I wish I had a NZ accent
When I was over there I heard an Australian man say "vagina", and it sounded exactly like when Russell Crowe says it in Fightin' Round the World. Ver-JOY-na.
But then again I also hate Australian people so that's not all that surprising.
I think it makes me sound snide.
-Welsh, especially female
-African-American Mississippi Patois
-Soft southern american, aka Bill Clinton
-Anyone trying to sound posher/more working class than they really are, especially teenagers
-Spanish talking english, although it can be pretty funny
It can take a little while to identify, but it is basically Cardiff with added west-country twang on specific words.
as if RP is the norm from which every regional accent is a quirky variation
with parents from Staffordshire. My accent is such a hopeless mix of all these I think it's functionally accentless. If it was RP, I'd say.
my parents are from Fife and Wigtonshire and I don't have those accents (thankfully). I think you can go by where you sound like you're from to other people
I think the way you speak is always "put on" to a certain extent. I speak differently when I'm talking to my family than when I talk with my friends. That includes vocabulary, accent, everything. I don't think you can pretend that the way you speak is a totally accidental and unconcious thing.
Kind of why I despise people with a completely over the top posh accent.
Sort of admire them for not giving a shit but at the same time it shows that
1. They are so clueless that they don't realise their accent implies a certain status/superiority thing and that they should probably 'tone it down' a bit
2. they do realise this but actually don't care
My bandmates always used to take the piss out of me for how I answered the phone/spoke to my Dad when we were on tour.
but goes back to normal around my family. And people I've just met. Which is unfortunate cos the way I talk around friends is much more confident sounding.
Isle of Lewis
Southern French speaking bad english. (probably more to do with the people who were talking than the accent)
Horrible accents. Pretty much unitelligible, and that's coming from someone who grew up in Fife.
Glasgow. It's the nasal, whiny aggressive edge that makes me not want to listen.
FIT YE DEEEIIIN MIN?!!! THE EEEHBERDEEN ACCENT IS FINE LIKE LOON!!!!
Fuck that noise. It's like having someone grate aluminium next to your lugholes.
Lived there for about 5 or 6 years, was happy to move away.
spent a year in Harlow and I was just about ready to rip my ears off.
most of the people there speak with more of a north London accent (in fact, if you ask people from Harlow where they live, a lot of them still say, ‘Harlow, North London’), as that’s where most of the population originated.
The stereotypical, whiny, Essex accents come from places like Romford/Hornchurch, and the more guttural estuary accent from places like Grays/Basildon.
well, whatever they were speaking there, it was horrible and piercing.
I don't think my accent is THAT whiny though but its only because I have quite a deep manly voice.
having spent the first ten years of my life growing up in Standford-Le-(no)-Hope.
Which is infinitely worse when you're from Kent.
Not any more, anyway. I do dislike annoying people talking though.
The way they pronounce even their own ethnicity. 'South If-ri-kin'. And kiwis with their 'pins' (pens) and 'pincils'. Makes me laugh every time.
Don't understand the Australian accent hate though. I think people here are referring to the broad Australian accent rather than the 'cultivated' Australian accent. I'm from Canberra (the pompous capital of Australia) and I can safely say the news presenter sounds proper posh BUT she probably sounds like a bogan since most of ya'll are proper Englishmen/women.
They're the Australian equivalent of 'chavs'. Well at least I think they are...
The biker type guys I'd just call 'Aussies'. All for the Southern Cross and everything. They're pretty cool, I worked with 3 of them in a butchery and they're good honest blokes. Just google 'stuff bogans like' and you'll see what I mean.
Since about year 5. I lived in the Northern Territory for 7 years though. Wasn't uncommon for myself to say 'awww, that's gammon!' - implying bullshit. Feral just a derrogitory word really, 'aw that off-milk smells feral' kind of thing.
Admittedly this may have something to do with going through puberty when those Boddingtons ads featuring Melanie Sykes were on the telly.
is great. Preferably north english/scottish/irish ones though.
but is posh.
All I want is for you to have a proper accent, is that too much to ask?
but manc accents are really sexy. does anyone agree with me?
I didn't know girls liked it, I should get me an accent.
but what's not to like.. It's so beautiful.
seriously it's the best accent. there's a guy who works in the undergraduate admin office and i don't even know what he looks like but i love him over the phone.
we totally haven't done that.
no, haven't done that either.
Stop phone perving.
it's a bizarre mix of american and scandinavian
Mainly only hear it on Road Wars, but just a little bit of that is enough to put the shit right back up me.
southern american on non-republican girls
i like brummies too i think. actually - any really strong non-scottish accent is really good.
north manc isnt.
I guess it's definitely south manc I fancy. Is north more like salford?
- southern california
- scouse (but not feral scouse)
worst on everyone
- Hull / broad north yorkshire (pronouncing 'I don't know' as 'I durnt knur.') <- all time worst most hated
- northern irish
- salford (or more specifically, United fans from Salford)
It's quite different from the classic North Yorkshire accent of the Brontes/Heartbeat/Last of the Summer Wine.
I don't know much about that part of the world.
The Heartbeat accent is fine by me, even though the only one who sounded local on it was Green Grass shirley?
The one I always associate with cricketers, all 'goin' t'pub' (but the T isn't sounded, it's just implied.
people do that round here. the last time i heard the word 'the' in burnley was about 1993.
and when I speak for a long time my voice morphs into it, otherwise I have an awful, quite clipped English one.
I love Glaswegian accents, they're the kind I could just sit and listen to, and most Irish ones are pretty great.
mine's just that boring privately educated southeast upper middle class shit, like Hugh fucking Dennis or something
I like gentle Irish, Scottish, and American South. don't know specific regions because I have been to any of these places. SORRY
and Scottish accents