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post Jan 1 2010, 01:47 AM
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QUOTE (ViceMan @ Dec 31 2009, 08:57 PM) *
So what, if you cross the bridge your accent miraculously changes?
"Ehy, ehy, caahm down... ...ah'm goin't down pob."


Are the English the worst at speaking English? lol
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post Jan 1 2010, 11:08 AM
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QUOTE (ViceMan @ Dec 31 2009, 08:57 PM) *
So what, if you cross the bridge your accent miraculously changes?
"Ehy, ehy, caahm down... ...ah'm goin't down pob."


Are the English the worst at speaking English? lol


Not really, it's our language so we can do what the fuck we want with it. I'm sure there are yokels in America who speak worse.


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I find it amazing how scousers can understand each other. I dont have a clue what they are saying. I just nod. I suppose scousers cant understand cockneys though.

While we are on the subject of accents, I would like to say that posh people dont have their own accent. I know plenty of posh people. Ive been up to horse races, none of the people ive spoken to have a posh accent. Some do speak more formal, but they do not put on a voice.
Mate, try a semester at an ancient university..."Oh darling yah I do love your hair, is it backcombed or did you use a hairdryer? I'm meeting Gregor later and we're going out on the razz, but do you fancy popping in to Jack Wills first? Oh please let's, it's ever so cold."

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post Jan 3 2010, 08:55 PM
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Interesting point on this subject, on the Isle of Wight (a small island off the coast of Great Britain, but still part of it) there is another slight change in accent. But the most important thing is, people raised on the Isle of Wight will say "Somewhen" instead of "sometime", among others. It's odd, that just a different area has a slight change in the spoken language.

How do I know this? I used to holiday there alot, and as a fact I say somewhen instead of sometime. I only realised when a friend who goes boating on the Isle of Wight pointed it out! Shows how it changed my upbringing!


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post Jan 3 2010, 10:05 PM
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QUOTE (Iced Coke @ Jan 3 2010, 08:55 PM) *
Interesting point on this subject, on the Isle of Wight (a small island off the coast of Great Britain, but still part of it) there is another slight change in accent. But the most important thing is, people raised on the Isle of Wight will say "Somewhen" instead of "sometime", among others. It's odd, that just a different area has a slight change in the spoken language.

How do I know this? I used to holiday there alot, and as a fact I say somewhen instead of sometime. I only realised when a friend who goes boating on the Isle of Wight pointed it out! Shows how it changed my upbringing!

I wish you hadn't told us that, now I'm going to be saying "somewhen" for the next month lol.
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post Jan 4 2010, 07:42 PM
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someones personal interest can affect it too. i found that the console bashers use different terms than others would. another example is a rugby fan, people at a rugby game i went to(i know, it was a mistake) use some strange terms.


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post Jan 4 2010, 10:23 PM
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QUOTE (El-Nino @ Jan 4 2010, 07:42 PM) *
someones personal interest can affect it too. i found that the console bashers use different terms than others would. another example is a rugby fan, people at a rugby game i went to(i know, it was a mistake) use some strange terms.

Yea, I dont know know what the word "Try" means either.


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Yea, I dont know know what the word "Try" means either.

Do or do not, there is no try.


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post Jan 14 2010, 01:47 AM
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Down here at the shit end of the country I'd say we have the worst accents, thankfully mine isn't as noticeable as others probably because my dad is Scottish and that's kinda countered it resulting in frankly, a fairly strange accent (can hear it in the pronunciation of a word like 'down').

An old Cornishman is pretty much impossible to understand when he's talking in full flow, even more so than someone with a thick Scouse accent.


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post Jan 17 2010, 12:22 AM
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QUOTE (Zacko @ Jan 14 2010, 01:47 AM) *
.......An old Cornishman is pretty much impossible to understand when he's talking in full flow, even more so than someone with a thick Scouse accent.


it was easy to understand my granddad and he was from Cornwall. although it could depend where abouts he was from or how long he had been up here in liverpool, im pretty sure he was from st ives


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post Jan 17 2010, 02:32 AM
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QUOTE (El-Nino @ Jan 17 2010, 12:22 AM) *
QUOTE (Zacko @ Jan 14 2010, 01:47 AM) *
.......An old Cornishman is pretty much impossible to understand when he's talking in full flow, even more so than someone with a thick Scouse accent.


it was easy to understand my granddad and he was from Cornwall. although it could depend where abouts he was from or how long he had been up here in liverpool, im pretty sure he was from st ives


St Ives is a bit more "diluted" so that might have been why. Although thinking about it, I haven't heard that many Scousers with a full on accent... tongue.gif


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QUOTE (ViceMan @ Jan 1 2010, 05:08 AM) *
QUOTE (0bs3n3 @ Jan 1 2010, 01:47 AM) *
QUOTE (ViceMan @ Dec 31 2009, 08:57 PM) *
So what, if you cross the bridge your accent miraculously changes?
"Ehy, ehy, caahm down... ...ah'm goin't down pob."


Are the English the worst at speaking English? lol


Not really, it's our language so we can do what the fuck we want with it. I'm sure there are yokels in America who speak worse.


Maybe, but at least we have better teeth tongue.gif
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post Jan 18 2010, 09:40 PM
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QUOTE (new major on the block @ Jan 18 2010, 09:37 PM) *
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QUOTE (ViceMan @ Dec 31 2009, 08:57 PM) *
So what, if you cross the bridge your accent miraculously changes?
"Ehy, ehy, caahm down... ...ah'm goin't down pob."


Are the English the worst at speaking English? lol


Not really, it's our language so we can do what the fuck we want with it. I'm sure there are yokels in America who speak worse.


Maybe, but at least we have better teeth tongue.gif


Urban myth, are you saying all Americans have perfect teeth? Even the hillbilly hick incest-craving ones?


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post Jan 18 2010, 10:02 PM
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Where the fuck does this Brits having bad teeth come from?

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QUOTE (Marney1 @ Jan 18 2010, 10:02 PM) *
Where the fuck does this Brits having bad teeth come from?

Your picture on the "post a pic of yourself" topic. tongue.gif


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post Jan 18 2010, 10:07 PM
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QUOTE (Kaptain.Kuntz @ Jan 18 2010, 10:05 PM) *
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Where the fuck does this Brits having bad teeth come from?

Your picture on the "post a pic of yourself" topic. tongue.gif

Which if you remember were a nice set of gnashers. biggrin.gif
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post Jan 18 2010, 10:18 PM
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QUOTE (Marney1 @ Jan 18 2010, 10:07 PM) *
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Where the fuck does this Brits having bad teeth come from?

Your picture on the "post a pic of yourself" topic. tongue.gif

Which if you remember were a nice set of gnashers. biggrin.gif

Yea, I miss those gnashers. I dont know why, but I cant get close to them anymore. happy.gif

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post Jan 18 2010, 10:27 PM
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QUOTE (Kaptain.Kuntz @ Jan 18 2010, 10:18 PM) *
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Where the fuck does this Brits having bad teeth come from?

Your picture on the "post a pic of yourself" topic. tongue.gif

Which if you remember were a nice set of gnashers. biggrin.gif

Yea, I miss those gnashers. I dont know why, but I cant get close to them anymore. happy.gif

Don't push it, I only unblocked you because I thought Duff had blocked you all together but it seems you're not Alex after all.
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QUOTE (Marney1 @ Jan 18 2010, 10:27 PM) *
QUOTE (Kaptain.Kuntz @ Jan 18 2010, 10:18 PM) *
QUOTE (Marney1 @ Jan 18 2010, 10:07 PM) *
QUOTE (Kaptain.Kuntz @ Jan 18 2010, 10:05 PM) *
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Where the fuck does this Brits having bad teeth come from?

Your picture on the "post a pic of yourself" topic. tongue.gif

Which if you remember were a nice set of gnashers. biggrin.gif

Yea, I miss those gnashers. I dont know why, but I cant get close to them anymore. happy.gif

Don't push it, I only unblocked you because I thought Duff had blocked you all together but it seems you're not Alex after all.

Lol. You unblocked me?

You didnt unblock me. sad.gif sad.gif sad.gif One more to show how sad I actually am.. sad.gif

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QUOTE (0bs3n3 @ Dec 29 2009, 11:56 AM) *
So I was watching this episode of Top Gear and they were mocking people from Cheffield. And it got me thinking, why are there so many different accents on such a small island? Being a predominately British forum, can anyone give me a brief rundown of the major ones? How geographically separated are they?

I guess you mean Sheffield.
Yes you have got many different accent for such a small island. We have alot of dialects in Norway, and some dialects that are not understood in other parts of the country. But we are a small population on a large land so it's not strange that we have alot of dialects that are very different.


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I will admit I'm surprised by the number of different accents contained on just the island of Great Britain. I know that the US has a lot of different accents too, but not as many in that size space. You have to travel further to get large distinctions in accents.

So where did Queen Elizabeth get her accent (or lack of accent) from? Do they speak like her on Buckingham Palace only? And on the BBC?
I like how the queen talks. If I were a brit I would talk like her.


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America has three primary accents: The Upper North East (owing to Yiddish, German and Ye Olde English), the Deep South Redneck (owing to French, Spanish), and the Dumbshit South West Surfer Dood (owing to years of exposure to head bleach and Chinese food.). Once you get that down, you quickly start to see who sounds similar and why. Take South Carolina and Louisiana. Just about everyone in between speaks the same twangy accent, with only a little difference between.

Where do you place Texas on the "map of accents"? You don't mention it but it should be Deep South?
Does not the North-West have their own accent?

I like American English, I don't think I can learn Queen Elizabeth's way of talking so I talk a strange American accent. You have maybe noted that I tend to type US English too. It comes natural to me because in some ways it's similar to my Norwegian dialect.



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