Room 101 - accents

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With such a variety across the UK, are there any that you dislike? Or that irritate?

I am no fan of the Brummie accent. I find it rather hard to take anyone seriously if they have a Brummie, Bristol or strong West Country accent.
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Originally Posted by Meow View Post
With such a variety across the UK, are there any that you dislike? Or that irritate?

I am no fan of the Brummie accent. I find it rather hard to take anyone seriously if they have a Brummie, Bristol or strong West Country accent.
Brummie
Scouse
Cockney

All make the most intelligent sound thick.
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I could never see the point of the circumflex.
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Yorkshire. Purely for the fact they cannot say 'no', but instead say 'Knorr'.

Bolton, A truly dreadful twang. I shared a house with the most beautiful lass in the world about 10 years ago. The beauty disappeared and was replaced with a 40 year old working mens club bingo caller everytime she spoke.
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Anything from the Torry end of Aberdeen
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Originally Posted by britexpat76 View Post
Yorkshire. Purely for the fact they cannot say 'no', but instead say 'Knorr'.

Bolton, A truly dreadful twang. I shared a house with the most beautiful lass in the world about 10 years ago. The beauty disappeared and was replaced with a 40 year old working mens club bingo caller everytime she spoke.
What - literally???
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Slightly off-topic: why is it that, when a Frenchman speaks English with a French accent, we all think it's cute, charming, etc, but when we speak French with an English accent, we are considered ignorant, stupid, and offensive??
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Northern Ireland
North East
Black Country

Anyone who says baaath, caastle, scon, Dewbye or Abu Darby
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Originally Posted by soukie View Post
Northern Ireland
North East
Black Country

Anyone who says baaath, caastle, scon, Dewbye or Abu Darby
But bath and castle are pronounced baath and caastle.

That being said it's definitely Abu 'Dabbi'
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People who say 'jubai' irritate the shit out of me.
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Personally, I love the regional variations in the UK and find them all quite attractive. That said, if I had to name one it would be the South-Kent one - they really do all sound like pikies. Coming from the borders of SE-London and North-West-Kent myself, I'm alarmingly close to the accent I hate.
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Originally Posted by Millhouse View Post
Personally, I love the regional variations in the UK and find them all quite attractive. That said, if I had to name one it would be the South-Kent one - they really do all sound like pikies. Coming from the borders of SE-London and North-West-Kent myself, I'm alarmingly close to the accent I hate.
I am amazed no one has mentioned that. I hate the way pikeys talk, all except one punch Mickey from snatch.
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Originally Posted by soukie View Post
Northern Ireland
North East
Black Country

Anyone who says baaath, caastle, scon, Dewbye or Abu Darby
Jhoo-bhye and Arboo Daarby, and Gatter irritate the piss out of me.
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Not so much the accent but more the dialect in Stoke, where their women often say "How are you doing, my cock?". I feel like responding along similar lines. No idea why the Geordie accent should be unpopular. I think it's great, man.
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Not so much the accent but more the dialect in Stoke, where their women often say "How are you doing, my cock?". I feel like responding along similar lines. No idea why the Geordie accent should be unpopular. I think it's great, man.
Actually in Stoke you get far more ducks than cocks.

I would banish the Yorkshire accent (mainly because I am a red rose).
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