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Quiz on NY Times to analyse UK/Irish accents

Old Feb 23rd 2019, 5:19 am
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Default Quiz on NY Times to analyse UK/Irish accents

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...p_id=515120926

This is good fun. It was very accurate for wife and me. Also for the kids in a way - we lived in the south, north and midlands with them - and this was picked up by the quiz. At the end it shows a map of where your accent applies. Kids are from kingdom of Mercia.
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Old Feb 23rd 2019, 10:13 pm
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https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...p_id=515120926

This is good fun. It was very accurate for wife and me. Also for the kids in a way - we lived in the south, north and midlands with them - and this was picked up by the quiz. At the end it shows a map of where your accent applies. Kids are from kingdom of Mercia.
That was quite fun! And very accurate, had me pegged as a West Country girl
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I was sceptical, but it put me within 15 miles of where I grew up.
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Old Feb 24th 2019, 12:37 am
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Yes great fun and different questions for me and hubby. The results put us firmly in the areas we grew up. Him Sheffield and me in Burnley, Lancs.

We still argue about how to say scone!
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Yep, scouse's scouseness confirmed
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Good for me too - big red splodge around Cambridge.
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Put me in a few different small areas of the South East, mainly on the south coast around Dover. Hmmm maybe not!
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Good for me too - big red splodge around Cambridge.
Bizarrely also Cambridgeshire / Peterborough when in fact the family 'connection' is Oxford not Cambridge
and I was raised in the Home Counties and London.
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This put me slap bang in the middle of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, with some NW England and North Wales bits (the original in-laws influence is strong, padwan)

I would like to make it clear that I'm not a flipping Geordie, I'm from co. Durham. So there.
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