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post Dec 29 2009, 10:56 AM
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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?

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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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And Bradford was invaded by Pakistan.

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QUOTE (OptimumPx @ Dec 31 2009, 07:03 PM) *
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.


QUOTE (Heartless @ Dec 31 2009, 08:37 PM) *
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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- 0bs3n3   English accents   Dec 29 2009, 10:56 AM
- - Psy   Each major town pretty much has it's own accen...   Dec 29 2009, 01:00 PM
|- - Destruction-Overdriv   QUOTE (Psy @ Dec 29 2009, 08:00 AM) Each ...   Dec 30 2009, 12:35 AM
|- - marney1   QUOTE (Destruction-Overdriv @ Dec 30 200...   Dec 30 2009, 01:59 AM
|- - Psy   QUOTE (marney1 @ Dec 30 2009, 01:59 AM) Q...   Dec 31 2009, 08:58 AM
- - ViceMan   QUOTE (0bs3n3 @ Dec 29 2009, 10:56 AM) So...   Dec 29 2009, 01:30 PM
- - marney1   And Bradford was invaded by Pakistan.   Dec 29 2009, 02:04 PM
- - Captain.Charisma   I find it amazing how scousers can understand each...   Dec 29 2009, 11:20 PM
- - Passionate Homo Sapiens Ingester   QUOTE (Captain.Charisma @ Dec 29 2009, 11...   Dec 30 2009, 01:04 AM
|- - Skinny    QUOTE (Passionate Homo Sapiens Ingester @ Dec...   Jan 1 2010, 01:10 PM
- - El-Nino   accents do vary a lot in certain areas though. wid...   Dec 30 2009, 01:11 AM
- - Captain.Charisma   Im not originally from London- I moved there earil...   Dec 31 2009, 09:13 AM
- - ViceMan   Stop callling it cockney, every time you do that a...   Dec 31 2009, 11:56 AM
|- - OptimumPx   QUOTE (ViceMan @ Dec 31 2009, 06:56 AM) S...   Dec 31 2009, 06:03 PM
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|- - OptimumPx   QUOTE (ViceMan @ Dec 31 2009, 01:25 PM) Q...   Dec 31 2009, 06:43 PM
- - ViceMan   Well, you'll sometimes get Scousers in London ...   Dec 31 2009, 06:52 PM
- - Heartless   America has three primary accents: The Upper North...   Dec 31 2009, 07:37 PM
- - marney1   On the edge of Liverpool (Huyton) where El-Nino co...   Dec 31 2009, 07:48 PM
- - ViceMan   So what, if you cross the bridge your accent mirac...   Dec 31 2009, 08:57 PM
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- - Iced Coke   Interesting point on this subject, on the Isle of ...   Jan 3 2010, 08:55 PM
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- - El-Nino   someones personal interest can affect it too. i fo...   Jan 4 2010, 07:42 PM
- - Kaptain.Kuntz   QUOTE (El-Nino @ Jan 4 2010, 07:42 P...   Jan 4 2010, 10:23 PM
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