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Old Mar 19th 2018, 7:00 pm
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BBC - Future - How hard is it to fake an accent?

I took this quiz and I was surprised how accurate it turned out to be.

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/2018...st-to-your-own

I sound like I'm from West London which I am, and least likely from Manchester.
Which also reflects my likes and dislikes in football teams.

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Old Mar 19th 2018, 7:07 pm
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Apparently I will also sound like I'm from West London. I'm from Bournemouth.
Least like the Black Country and Midlands.
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Old Mar 19th 2018, 7:08 pm
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BBC - Future - How hard is it to fake an accent?

I took this quiz and I was surprised how accurate it turned out to be.

BBC - Future - Do you have a secret British accent?

I sound like I'm from West London which I am, and least likely from Manchester.
Which also reflects my likes and dislikes in football teams.
How odd. Like you, I apparently sound like I'm from West London, and sound nothing like someone from Manchester. I'm Australian
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Old Mar 19th 2018, 7:30 pm
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I haven't taken the quiz yet, but have put it on the to-do list.

I have a good friend who used to be a TEFL teacher, bouncing around all over the place; Paris, Athens, Lobatse were just a few of the places that I visited her when she was on assignment. She would pick up the local accent wherever she went within a few months. She's now been fully established in Melbourne for quite a few years, and I would defy anyone to detect that she wasn't a born & bred Aussie gal. No faking, it just happens.
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How odd. Like you, I apparently sound like I'm from West London, and sound nothing like someone from Manchester. I'm Australian
Scouse got the same results
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Scouse got the same results
Oh crap! How did he take it?
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Old Mar 19th 2018, 7:42 pm
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Unsurprisingly I'm from Bristol. My early years were in Keynsham and my accent is a bit more Somerset than Bristol.

Apparently I sound like I'm from Sunderland.
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Old Mar 19th 2018, 7:49 pm
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West London also, close, but no cigar, Surrey.

Edited: OH has just done it, result, yes, you guessed it, West London - wrong! She's from Liverpool!

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Oh crap! How did he take it?
He said he wasn't surprised, because he's a 'posh' scouser. When I told him there's no such thing he called me a cheeky mare
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West London also, close, but no cigar, Surrey.

Edited: OH has just done it, result, yes, you guessed it, West London - wrong! She's from Liverpool!
Your OH must be a posh scouser too
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Your OH must be a posh scouser too
Well she does say project as prowject instead of prodgect, like wot I do!
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He said he wasn't surprised, because he's a 'posh' scouser. When I told him there's no such thing he called me a cheeky mare
Love it!

How else could a 'posh' scouser possibly reply?
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Apparently I sound East Midlands. I'm Canadian in Australia
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Old Mar 19th 2018, 11:06 pm
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How odd. Like you, I apparently sound like I'm from West London, and sound nothing like someone from Manchester. I'm Australian
I get often mistaken for for Australian here in the US. Probably a lot of us West Londoners got transported in the 19th century.
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Yeah, I sound like I'm from West London. I assume it's because I visit Heathrow Airport several times a year.

I think what gave me away was when I said the little creature with a shell on its back was called a "snail."
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