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Old Nov 16th 2004, 6:46 pm
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According to BBC TV and Radio 4 newsreader and current affairs host John Humphrys:

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=stor...sh_language_dc
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Originally Posted by Englishmum
According to BBC TV and Radio 4 newsreader and current affairs host John Humphrys:

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=stor...sh_language_dc
Did it not escape John that neither Tony nor George are English?
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Did it not escape John that neither Tony nor George are English?
I think his issue is with the English language rather than nationality mate.
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I think his issue is with the English language rather than nationality mate.
the English language is more than just the Home Counties though.
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the English language is more than just the Home Counties though.
True. This Humphrys guy would probably do away with regional accents and slang and have everyone in the English speaking world talk like the Queen.
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Originally Posted by Manc
Did it not escape John that neither Tony nor George are English?
Tony blair's not English? where's he from then?
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Originally Posted by Celtic_Angel
Tony blair's not English? where's he from then?
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Originally Posted by tony_2003
True. This Humphrys guy would probably do away with regional accents and slang and have everyone in the English speaking world talk like the Queen.
If we all talked like the Queen, what a quiet nation we would be.....We'd only talk at Christmas and spend half an hour bitching about how horrible our lives are. Besides.......isn't the queen a German??
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isn't the queen a German??
Frau Vindsor unt kinders will be sure to drag you off to the tower.
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Originally Posted by tony_2003
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that's surprising! he sounds posh to me ...isn't it amazing if we all really tried it'd be easy to pull off a posh English accent...i think i'll stick with common
Welsh though....gets more compliments
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Frau Vindsor unt kinders will be sure to drag you off to the tower.
LMAO......but I believe a health bribe of Bratwurst does wonder for your 'inside' privileges........not that I'm saying I'd like to slip queeny a pound of german sausage or anything!!!!!!!!
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LMAO......but I believe a health bribe of Bratwurst does wonder for your 'inside' privileges........not that I'm saying I'd like to slip queeny a pound of german sausage or anything!!!!!!!!
wish i hadn't read that, I'm scarred for life :scared:
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Originally Posted by Celtic_Angel
that's surprising! he sounds posh to me ...isn't it amazing if we all really tried it'd be easy to pull off a posh English accent...i think i'll stick with common
Welsh though....gets more compliments
It's fairly easy to live in Edinburgh and not have the accent if you are surrounded by toffs. Especially if you go to a school like this...

I used to work with a guy (in Edinburgh) born and raised in Liverpool and he spoke with a straight Blair type English accent. He said it was a conscious effort to get rid of his scouse brogue so he could be taken more seriously.
Was very weird...he'd been so succesful at it that when I asked him to go back to his scouse accent it sounded very fake
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wish i hadn't read that, I'm scarred for life :scared:
besides.......if recent reports are true......maybe Charlie would prefer a length of Bratwurst!!!!!.....not that I'm casting aspersions.......to each his own
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[QUOTE=tony_2003]It's fairly easy to live in Edinburgh and not have the accent if you are surrounded by toffs. Especially if you go to a school like this...
eeeekk that's a school? it looks like it probably has a few dungeons :scared:
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