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Old Mar 22nd 2007, 6:44 am
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Originally Posted by Silly Sod View Post
Snot fair!! Hardly anyone ever comments on my accent and I live in the mid-west. Bar stools!!!! So far I have had one fairly hot chick (by which I mean under 40 without a bleach blond hairdoo and not quite enough make-up to sink a battleship) say 'I love your accent, I could listen to it all.....night (wuff!!!), one old gal and one supersize girl at Cracker Barrell who said I sound just like Austin Powers. Austin bleedin Powers???!!?? I am from Manchester for god sake.
As another poster said it'd have to be Scottish or a 'nice' English accent for people to say "I luv your accent"
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Old Mar 22nd 2007, 11:22 am
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Originally Posted by Irn-bru View Post
As another poster said it'd have to be Scottish or a 'nice' English accent for people to say "I luv your accent"
A nice Yorkshire accent gets compliments all the time.

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Old Mar 22nd 2007, 11:48 am
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Originally Posted by Silly Sod View Post
Snot fair!! Hardly anyone ever comments on my accent and I live in the mid-west. Bar stools!!!! So far I have had one fairly hot chick (by which I mean under 40 without a bleach blond hairdoo and not quite enough make-up to sink a battleship) say 'I love your accent, I could listen to it all.....night (wuff!!!), .
Thet guy I work with (another Brit) get that sometimes, although he's also had it from blokes too, perhaps they think bats for both sides (if he reads this he's gonna kill me!)

I tend to get complimented often Mined ewe I also regularly get the 'huh, wotchootalkingaboutwillis' look too sometimes

Must be my West Cundry accent
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Old Mar 22nd 2007, 12:01 pm
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Originally Posted by Irn-bru View Post
As another poster said it'd have to be Scottish or a 'nice' English accent for people to say "I luv your accent"
Some woman told my fiance "oh I just looooove your accent, I could eat it up with a spoon!"

I think he started backing slowly away...
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Old Mar 22nd 2007, 12:29 pm
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Some woman told my fiance "oh I just looooove your accent, I could eat it up with a spoon!"

I think he started backing slowly away...
slowly lmao .....

although i think that is quite nice to hear, never heard it before.
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Old Mar 22nd 2007, 12:44 pm
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A nice Yorkshire accent gets compliments all the time.
I'm sure it does, Sweetheart - but how do you make yourself understood?

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Old Mar 22nd 2007, 12:48 pm
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Originally Posted by Elvira View Post
I'm sure it does, Sweetheart - but how do you make yourself understood?

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lolol I was speaking to a woman in Yorkshire on the phone, and I managed - just.

I actually have more trouble with some of the Scottish accents (not my honey's thankfully).

I also remember my elderly neighbor - "Oh, you should hear the Scottish guy next door. Can't understand a word he says, but we LOVE to listen to him" - following by delighted cooing of the young women she was speaking to.

He also can speak French, so was always pested to speak French to the girls. So he smiled sweetly and gently taught them the most horrendous insults, which of course sounded lovely. I hope noone takes those phrases back to their high school French teachers. I think one involved anatomically impossible acts with chickens...
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Old Mar 22nd 2007, 12:56 pm
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lolol ...He also can speak French, so was always pested to speak French to the girls. So he smiled sweetly and gently taught them the most horrendous insults, which of course sounded lovely. I hope noone takes those phrases back to their high school French teachers. I think one involved anatomically impossible acts with chickens...
Well, anyone who doesn't like the way I talk can baiser mon cul...
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Old Mar 22nd 2007, 1:03 pm
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Old Mar 22nd 2007, 1:06 pm
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Well, anyone who doesn't like the way I talk can baiser mon cul...
lol I unfortunately do NOT speak French - other than one phrase I suspect I shall never use

I'll ask my "translater" later today
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Old Mar 22nd 2007, 1:09 pm
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lol I unfortunately do NOT speak French - other than one phrase I suspect I shall never use

I'll ask my "translater" later today
Or you could just read Vanity Fair! (the novel, not the magazine...)

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Old Mar 22nd 2007, 1:12 pm
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Originally Posted by Elvira View Post
Or you could just read Vanity Fair! (the novel, not the magazine...)

Babelfish translate is faster. And, yep, I guessed correctly. My, but it gives such a polite translation.
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Old Mar 22nd 2007, 1:42 pm
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OK, can you be a surrogate grandmother for me?
Obviously it will be a very difficult task for me...but as you obviously need nurturing...I will do my very best.
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Obviously it will be a very difficult task for me...but as you obviously need nurturing...I will do my very best.
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Old Mar 22nd 2007, 11:45 pm
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A nice Yorkshire accent gets compliments all the time.
Yes but Manchester doubtful

(I now will admit to having no clue what a Manchester accent sounds like )
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