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Old Sep 4th 2005, 8:31 pm
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Does anyone else get annoid about continual remarks about your accent?

At first I thought it was quite charming to have people comment about my Lancashire accent, but to hear it 20 times a day for 8 months it starts to wear a little thin. I also find it extremely annoying to have to repeat myself 10 times to people, I've started talking like Fred Elliott!
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Originally Posted by seacreature
Does anyone else get annoid about continual remarks about your accent?

At first I thought it was quite charming to have people comment about my Lancashire accent, but to hear it 20 times a day for 8 months it starts to wear a little thin. I also find it extremely annoying to have to repeat myself 10 times to people, I've started talking like Fred Elliott!

I know exactly what you mean, when I was in Australia I got that I only spoke if I had too as it began to drive me mad. I have a broad Cumbrian accent so stood out a mile.
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Does anyone else get annoid about continual remarks about your accent?

At first I thought it was quite charming to have people comment about my Lancashire accent, but to hear it 20 times a day for 8 months it starts to wear a little thin. I also find it extremely annoying to have to repeat myself 10 times to people, I've started talking like Fred Elliott!

We have been here 6 years and I truly believe that our accents have been curbed slightly, not a lot, but slightly and certainly not by deliberate efforts. However, I was taken aback last week when in a store, the assistant stopped me and said, " I love your accent, where are you from". Having lived here for 6 years, I honestly for the first time was stumped and said " do you mean originally" I then went onto say Scotland.
My point, you kinda expect that sort of question to go away after a few years, but apparently not.
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Originally Posted by ramac
We have been here 6 years and I truly believe that our accents have been curbed slightly, not a lot, but slightly and certainly not by deliberate efforts. However, I was taken aback last week when in a store, the assistant stopped me and said, " I love your accent, where are you from". Having lived here for 6 years, I honestly for the first time was stumped and said " do you mean originally" I then went onto say Scotland.
My point, you kinda expect that sort of question to go away after a few years, but apparently not.



been 20 yrs here from Manchester and still every week many ask about my accent
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been 20 yrs here from Manchester and still every week many ask about my accent

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I left the UK in 1983 and get regular comments on my "British" accent (of course people at home comment on my "American" accent!).

Being a teacher, I have had to change certain words and pronunciations because I get tired of having to explain myself sometimes. It's not as if I'm speaking a foreign language! (Well, on reflection, maybe that's exactly how it is).
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Originally Posted by seacreature
Does anyone else get annoid about continual remarks about your accent?

At first I thought it was quite charming to have people comment about my Lancashire accent, but to hear it 20 times a day for 8 months it starts to wear a little thin. I also find it extremely annoying to have to repeat myself 10 times to people, I've started talking like Fred Elliott!
you seem to have 2 options.....

I SAY ........
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Originally Posted by evoal2003
you seem to have 2 options.....

I SAY ........
and then I apologise for speaking the queens english.
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Well many a young lady has said to me that I have a "come to bed accent" (sort of soft geordie esque).








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Originally Posted by seacreature
Does anyone else get annoid about continual remarks about your accent?

At first I thought it was quite charming to have people comment about my Lancashire accent, but to hear it 20 times a day for 8 months it starts to wear a little thin. I also find it extremely annoying to have to repeat myself 10 times to people, I've started talking like Fred Elliott!
I've lived in Ireland for 14 years, and still get asked if I'm on my holidays!! It can be annoying, but at least they're being friendly!! So, Seacreature, think of it that way - I thought you said Candians were unfriendly??
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Originally Posted by snowqueen
I thought you said Candians were unfriendly??
No, Canadians are usually very friendly, just not Torontonians.

But then most people who live in Toronto aren't exactly what you'd call
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Originally Posted by psb182
been 20 yrs here from Manchester and still every week many ask about my accent
I don't mind people telling me "I just luuuuuve your accent!".

What gets me is that packer at Safeway who, EVERY time I shop there goes on and on and on... about how he "just loves BBC America"...

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Originally Posted by dunroving
I left the UK in 1983 and get regular comments on my "British" accent (of course people at home comment on my "American" accent!).

Being a teacher, I have had to change certain words and pronunciations because I get tired of having to explain myself sometimes. It's not as if I'm speaking a foreign language! (Well, on reflection, maybe that's exactly how it is).
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Originally Posted by DonnaElvira
I don't mind people telling me "I just luuuuuve your accent!".
To which I reply, "Thankyou but I'M not the one with the accent!"
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To which I reply, "Thankyou but I'M not the one with the accent!"

Oh yes - and what sorts of responses to you get to that???
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