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Everyone at work remarks how my usual kinda working-class accent goes very "Surrey" when I'm talking with clients on the blower.
everyone laughs at me
Assuming said sophisticated English gent came from North Manchester of course
are they Dutch gangsters?
chop shop or whatever it's called
will they finish the car in time for the big reveal?
oh yes they've pulled it out the bag with a late shift again, the suspense!
But have been told that I talk an Australian. I am a little worried about this.
i've had people ask if i'm english though so it's not a very strong accent. thank god.
LOVE LOVE LOVE
Went to university in Lancaster
Lived in France for 2 yrs
Lived in London for 9 yrs
Have now lived in Asia for 10 years
So it's all over the fucking shop. Met a bloke in a pub in London a few years back who, despite knowing nothing of my history, was able to listen to my voice and tell me a) where I was from, b) which part of the country I'd gone to university and c) from hearing me speak French, which part of France I'd lived in. Bloody amazing.
If you've picked it up.
Normal enough for people at work to tell me I sound posh :/
Any further south and I'd have been a Brummie
Any further north and I'd have been a Nartherner
Any further west and I'd have been a Stokie
Any further east and I'd have been a Fen-dwelling inbred
The important thing is that I say grass, not grahrse.
but she says 'dance' like a northener, which is just the best thing.
this is also one of the few idenitifiable and unmutable nothern elements in my accent.
btw, is the nothern way or southern way 'proper'? seems like the south fucked up - you don't say 'arrr' when you're saying the alphabet in lower case.
(inb4 UNLESS PIRATES)
is always, ALWAYS right.
The weirdest was 'pl-ar-ster'
occassional oubreaks of cockney
I turn into Nigel Havers when on the phone at work though.
but it's actually North East Welsh (like Michael Owen). People from the region can spot a mile off the difference between St Helens, Warrington, Birkenhead, Chester, Wrexham accents etc. Everyone else says we sound scouse which is annoying given the strong identities each town has nothing to do with Liverpool.
that doesn't confuse that whole region as SCOUSE.
there was a lad from formby and a lad from wrexham and the gaffer asked why they didn't share a car in to work. spittle EVERYWHERE.
although it took me a while to get a grip on the difference between, say, Wigan and St. Helens.
(might be lying, here. not sure).
and i lived in Wrexham for three years and went out with a girl from Chester for seven
no-one likes to be immediately assumed to come from the nearest largest city when they're proud of their home town, especially if that city is Liverpool. Although I guess it's like how when ignorant Northeners call anyone from the South East a cockney.
(my condolences and apologies for your time in Wrexham *Chester fan)
i can tell the difference between all of those accents but they do all have that slight scouse twang
Like an older version of Tulisa
Can't move back home now. I'd be nothing if everyone else sounded (mostly) like me.
And lived in Sheffield for 13 years. Haven't got a clue how to describe my accent, but someone once called it a 'posh mongrel', which was meant to be a compliment :/
as in, i sound a southerner to northerners and a northerner to southerners
(i have spent 7 of my 34 years in Birmingham, 3 in Leeds, 3 in Hong Kong and 21 in Blackburn - i am moving North again soon, so hopefully my accent will revert back to a moret overall northern sound)
but people I work with who generally come from North Manchester think I sound posh. People not from Manchester who have met me have even suggested I don't come from Manchester.
I think I sound Manc, but there's a difference between that and saying "Manchestoh" watching the "telleh" and boiling the "keckle". The stereotypical Manc accent annoys me because it sounds a bit put on because of the likes of the Gallaghers
but your accent is...strong :D
I sound like paddy consindine in dead mans shoes. I lighten it up for anyone not round here as it sounds ridiculous soemtimes
I'd gather them goonies and get whatever you've got mate... 'cause I'm gonna fucking hit you all...
[Richard opens up his hand right hand and points towards his palm] You're fucking there mate.
This is the
exact scene I watched to make sure it was this film and not the others!
And one of the only decent proper East Midlands accents on film or TV. So many times where a story is set in the E Mids the actor (who is obviously not local) does 'generic northern' and it sounds way off: Stephen Tomkinson is the worst for this.
Only real exceptions are anything directed by Shane 'Medders'
Like i love how you can go a few miles down the road and there's distinct changes in accents. Bury and Bolton is a good example, three miles apart but definite differences
Same for South Derbys / East Staffs / North Derby
My sister is a high school teacher in North Wales with a catchment area of 6 primary schools from different towns with about a 10 mile spread (Mold, Holywell, Flint, the Quay etc). She swears she can correctly identify which town the kid has come from by the accent after one sentence. Incredible (probably should go on You Bet).
like that but female
'they're one of us' if they heard you talking...
with a Cardiff lilt on certain words and when drunk, in Wales, or talking to plumbers due to growing up there.