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So how is your accent?

Old May 1st 2013, 8:52 pm
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Originally Posted by Oink View Post
Cor crikey mate, I bet they do. Watch out for that dingo behind yer shelia.
Right continent wrong country Next you will be accusing her of drinking Fosters while throwing shrimps on the barbie. Gday mate.
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So the planes are not up on bricks any more????
Nah still up on bricks, I sold the wheels.
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Nah still up on bricks, I sold the wheels.


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Originally Posted by Former Lancastrian View Post
So I guess having a Northern accent is like wearing clogs and a flat cap and braces and having a whippet on a lead and smoking a fag then
The northern accent, broad and unpretentious, conveys a feeling of honesty and common sense; in a way more simple, but more trustworthy than the sleek urbane dialects of the south.
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The northern accent, broad and unpretentious, conveys a feeling of honesty and common sense; in a way more simple, but more trustworthy than the sleek urbane dialects of the south.
Eh, Essex??
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Old May 2nd 2013, 1:06 am
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Originally Posted by caretaker View Post
The northern accent, broad and unpretentious, conveys a feeling of honesty and common sense; in a way more simple, but more trustworthy than the sleek urbane dialects of the south.
Not wishing to be pretentious, but it's "simpler" not "more simple".
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Not wishing to be pretentious, but it's "simpler" not "more simple".
Can't always get what you wish for, I guess. . Then I'd have to say 'Simpler, and more trustworthy'.

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Default Re: So how is your accent?

You may get understood if you have an accent similar to either:

James Mason
Hugh Grant
Cary Grant (albeit not typical English)
Laurence Olivier
Anthony Hopkins
John Gielgud
Richard Burton

Have a nice day

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Originally Posted by caretaker View Post
Can't always get what you wish for, I guess. . Then I'd have to say 'Simpler, and more trustworthy'.
Many of the UK call centers were located up north for the reasons you mention.
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Originally Posted by Shard View Post
Many of the UK call centers were located up north for the reasons you mention.
Regina has some big call centres because our accent is supposedly neutral, and easily understood by nearly everyone.
Whether you spell it center or centre it's somehow more earnest when pronounced with, you know.

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Default Re: So how is your accent?

Originally Posted by Gray C View Post
You may get understood if you have an accent similar to either:

James Mason
Hugh Grant
Cary Grant (albeit not typical English)
Laurence Olivier
Anthony Hopkins
John Gielgud
Richard Burton

Have a nice day

Graham
We've already discussed Anthony Hopkins.
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Originally Posted by Alex2201 View Post
My accent in mostly Stoke but I do have a sprinkling of 'aampshrrr

I have been here for 3 years now and I have got used to speaking clearly and slowly to the cradles as repeating myself over and over again gets very frustrating.
Are you from Stoke-on-Trent?
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We've already discussed Anthony Hopkins.
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Old May 2nd 2013, 1:32 pm
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Originally Posted by nbdonkey View Post
Are you from Stoke-on-Trent?
No I just do the accent really well and have a healthy obsession for oatcakes and Wrights pies!!
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