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and laughing? Is that something worth getting annoyed about?
say that again
I've had to resist the urge to punch a colleague right in the fucking teeth over this, and I'm not the least bit fighty.
He lives in Glasgow now, and is English, so that's going to end very well for him if he still does it when pissed.
Find it all a bit of #banter.
I do ham it up a bit though, come over like Mrs Bucket
in part because nearly every friend from the same part of the world as me has experienced this in some fashion. I starting to think that it's (a small) part of a bit of a tradition of putting people down and effectively belittling them and what they say.
I like it when Americans try to do a 'British' accent though.
don't do that moousee, i like you
I'd very much like to see more of your voiceover work, thank you.
usually fine, can be mildly irksome if people go on about it. some words/phrases just are amusing because they sound so different when said in a different accent (my Northern Irish ex trying to say anything ending in 'ow' was a great source of entertainment) - just need to make sure you're not being an actual snob or making the other person feel uncomfortable.
(my fave film, 29 fact fans)
I say hopefully because I like trying to do *some* accents and feel like I get close to them occasionally. It's never about taking the piss, it's because I like the sound and often because I wish it was my own.
But yeah, if someone's laughing as they're doing it that's pretty rum.
I'm always amazed at how many people come to Norfolk and then proceed to take the piss out of the accent here. Whether it sounds funny to them or not, they live here now and should have some respect. I'm not from Norfolk originally by the way.
and I can't articulate where it falls but you can feel when it's not right I think.
Can you not HEAR YOURSELVES?!
Theo is accent-less.
You have a *slight* accent.
Be very careful how you answer.
like my pals who grew up on the Welsh/English border but that's not really true, they have much stronger accents than you.
I feel like there's more Yorkshire/generic northernness there.
You berated me about my headphones or something.
Everyone thinks they can do a scouse accent.
I used to live with someone from Woking, who, when we first met, told me that he was widely renowned in his school for his "scouse accent".
I asked to hear it, and he produced what sounded like a perfect Mrs Doubtfire impression.
It depends on the intent.
If it's being used to espouse the same tired old stereotypes then, yes, it's absolutely worth getting annoyed about.
When in Wales, it's not thick enough and gets immitated in a posh way.
When in England, a single word or if I'm drunk entire sentences will come out quite welshy and prompts hilarity.
I don't really mind tbh.
Generic Southern accent blended with Scottish vernacular and phrasing a try tbh (basically I sound like I'm from Edinburgh)
Scots think I sound English, SOME English think I sound Scots (especially if I'm with or recently been) which annoys my Scottish pals no end ha.
i;d laugh too
'calm down calm down'
Really looking forward to his RHLSTP next month.
quite enjoy it tbqh
non-scottish people can't do a fife accent, it's fun to hear them try.
like, the same people who visit London and make a point of mentioning how many black people there are, or how no one speaks English.
the last time someone commented on my accent they said it sounded quite "London" but tbh I've only been here for about four years in total.
at work when i talk to clients in the UK they only rarely notice my accent or ask where i'm from. caller id shows up as an Australian number though so they know what to expect.
don't let the galaas win
shout "saying there's something wrong with coming from Liverpool?" and then smash the place up. Then someone tells me to 'calm down calm down' and we all have a laugh about it, due to my innate great sense of humour.
that anyone would want to waste any time trying to sound a bit like gary lineker pretending to be from 36 miles further north than he is.
(despite being goaded a few times to do it, i absolutely will not attempt a scottish accent in public/in front of scots. can't even fake it when trying in private, so any public performance is a hiding to nothing.)
dunno if i'd go as far as to say that kevin bridges' english one he does is 'good', but it's pretty funny.
i like the way 97% of attempts at welsh always morph into a semi-racist indian thing.
All at once
Probably depends on intent, but not really, but in my position I don't have much of a distinct accent. Would totally understand people getting miffed with certain people doing certain accents though
But it's not in jest - i fucking love trying to get good at peoples' accents. I have been told I'm 'alright, pretty good' at it. Also because that accent in particular is brilliant.
But it's the r sounds. They're too hard to get right and I always end up freaking out and going Irish-sounding after a few sentences.
wish I was better at it. Would only ever do it for fun and hope it could just be genuine, other than just trying to do a caricature. I can do a few, struggle with others.
Worst thing is, without meaning to, if I spend a lot of time around someone who has a distinctive accent or way of speaking, or even turns of phrase, they start to creep in when I'm speaking and I'm always worried people think I'm taking the piss.
Whatever. I ruined it.
which varies massively depending on who I'm with. When I was in Stoke I picked up a tinge of Midlands West which wife takes the piss out of too. Really don't mind or care tbh. Even with intent, which is weird cause I'm really good at feeling humiliated/belittled usually.
which gently irks me although I'm yet to bite. But one day I'm sure i will, this is me afterall