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smiler
May 14th, 2006, 04:16 PM
Inspired by the thread about American/British English, I was wondering what is everybodies favourite/least favourite British accents? (Hopefully I will work out how to put a poll on....,) Also what is your accent like?

I would love to include other dialects but with America I can only tell the difference between North and South, and Australians just sound Australian to me :shrug: Feel free to add though.......,

My favourites would be Edinburgh & Geordie because they're so sexy on a woman! :drool:

My least favourite would be Essex, because it just sounds awful, very unsexy, so common, and people often mistake mine for it (which I take great offence to). :mad:

My accent is of south east England slightly posh, slightly cockney, with a North Welsh twang.

smiler
May 14th, 2006, 04:27 PM
Really sorry to lump together North Wales/Liverpudlian but to the untrained ear they're fairly similar, and there's just not enough options! I also had to leave off Brummy, West country, Leeds, and Sheffield! :o

Sorry!

fnuf7
May 14th, 2006, 04:31 PM
Without wanting to offend the people that come from this city (cos I do know quite a few people from it and they're all lovely! :) ) I voted 'Other' cos I simply can't stand the Brummie accent, as nice as the people I know from Birmingham are, their accent is really off-putting to me and just infuriates me for some unknown reason...;) Other accents I'm not keen on are the really thick Scouse accent and Glaswegian accent (simply cos I have difficulty understanding them! :lol: ;) ) and also not at all keen on the Geordie accent. :tape: ;)

I personally have a South-Eastern 'Home Counties' accent, some say it's posh but I don't consider it to be overly-posh. I also love the really posh sounding 'cut-glass' English accents you can get :D

Pengwin
May 14th, 2006, 04:37 PM
Glaswegian is quite cute. The worst has to be North Wales :o

Samyboy
May 14th, 2006, 04:38 PM
the slovak accent from Daniela in her english :lol:

SvetaPleaseWin.
May 14th, 2006, 04:49 PM
northern ireland-i dont understand what they say!?!

V-MAC
May 14th, 2006, 04:56 PM
damn, :o I misread the thread title and voted for my favourite accent by mistake in the poll :erm: My least favourite is definitely the Welsh accent, it is just horrible. I like London accents, not the real strong cockney ones but West London peeps have nice accents in particular.

Monica_Rules
May 14th, 2006, 04:59 PM
Liverpudlian and North Wales are not similar at all. i think your just mixing them up cos of the welsh language. There is actually 2 north wales accent.

One is the very strong accent spoken in the Angelsey/Caernarfon area which is just people who can speak welsh speaking english. The other accent is north east wales where i'm from which sounds more like the Manc accent than the liverpool one.

I vote for Essex as sometimes its just impossible to understand same goes with the strong liverpool one.

I like South walian accent and the posh southern england.

Strangelove
May 14th, 2006, 04:59 PM
Been to the UK once. Around the Kent-region. No idea what kind of accent they got going over there, but it wasn't hard to follow. Other than that, I have no clue what all the accents are. So I really can't tell the difference.

Grachka
May 14th, 2006, 05:00 PM
Out of the poll, it would be Mancunian, but I dislike the Brummie one more so I voted 'Other'. :p

smiler
May 14th, 2006, 05:13 PM
Liverpudlian and North Wales are not similar at all. i think your just mixing them up cos of the welsh language.

Having lived in Bangor for 4 years I don't find them similar at all, however when people who've not been here before come up, they often say "they sound like scousers!" this is why I put them together - no offence intended!

Up here the accents are so different from place to place :o I could have made a poll for just north wales! I mean Bangor, Caernarfon, Buckley, Beaumaris and Old Colwyn all have very distinctive accents, and they're just the one's i can recognise!

iced gem
May 14th, 2006, 05:14 PM
I find most of the Northern accents really difficult to understand, and am not keen on any of them.
Personally, I have a southern english accent - quite posh, but normal sounding not the "yah,yah dahling" over exaggerated posh.

drake3781
May 14th, 2006, 05:18 PM
I'm from the States, and recently spent a week near Newcastle ,working there. (Newcastle is in North East England, near Scotland, and on the North Sea.)

I had a VERY difficult time understanding people and frequently had to ask people to repeat themselves and/or say it again more slowly. SO FUNNY as an English-speaking person in an English-speaking country :eek: :lol: .

TeaMMashA
May 14th, 2006, 05:19 PM
Cockney on the train to Cardiff yesterday it just sounds superb! makes it sound funnier too

neptuneslims
May 14th, 2006, 05:45 PM
I picked Essex, but I like all UK accents.

!<blocparty>!
May 14th, 2006, 06:00 PM
Liverpudlian. :barf: Also dislike strong Welsh accents. Cockney is hot. :cool:

RE my accent... uhm, I don't really have one, I've been told its kind of posh but not too sure. (board people can back me up) :p

controlfreak
May 14th, 2006, 06:19 PM
Worst: toss up between Birmingham and London/Essex

Best: Yorks (Barnsley! :worship: ), Lancs (Burnley! :hearts: ), Welsh, West Country (Vicky Pollard :lol: )

Comedy value only: Geordie, Scouse, Scottish

Craigy
May 14th, 2006, 06:36 PM
northern ireland-i dont understand what they say!?!
:sad:
Well I love my norn iron accent :haha:

CondiLicious
May 14th, 2006, 06:54 PM
Favourite - Estuary English.
Least favourite - South Cheshire Chav accent.

katiektc
May 14th, 2006, 07:00 PM
:sad:
Well I love my norn iron accent :haha:

As do I! Although hearing other N.Irish people on tv makes me want to cringe. Like that Nadine doll out of Girls Aloud - why, oh WHY do they make her spokesperson for the group when her accent is awful!

Rant over ;) I used to hate Scouse accents but living in Liverpool, I can understand them now and they aren't that bad. I love all the Northern accents. My least fave are those 'RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR' posh English accents but even they have a charm about them ;)

I love Welsh accents!

TeaMMashA
May 14th, 2006, 09:15 PM
The chav accent is bad

tennisrox
May 14th, 2006, 09:32 PM
I can't stand Cockney, and Liverpudlian! Ugh. BTW I am deeply offended that you lump liverpudlians and North Wales together. :o
Love South Wales, and Glaswegian.

tennislover
May 14th, 2006, 09:39 PM
:tape: :tape: :tape:

TeaMMashA
May 14th, 2006, 09:57 PM
I find it funny though that Americans seem to believe English people have one accent(the posh one) which is probably the rarest!

*Karen*
May 14th, 2006, 10:38 PM
The fake glasgow accent. There are loads of people in livingston want to talk like they're from glasgow when they're not. They just sound like they've got some kind of speech impedement. I find highland accents from up north annoying like aberdeen ones or people from places like orkney and lewis. Manchester accents are weird too

Avid Merrion
May 14th, 2006, 11:09 PM
weird options on the poll, i used to dislike the Brummie accent until i worked there for a bit. now i loves it :hearts:

and :p at people who say they can't understand certain accents. all it takes is a bit of effort, don't be so damn lazy ;)

flyingmachine
May 14th, 2006, 11:25 PM
I have a southernish accent with a bit yorkshire in it because I used to lived in Sheffield and somehow I get little of that since I left.
For me the least favourite accent is Glaswegian. I just can't understand a thing. :o

!<blocparty>!
May 14th, 2006, 11:26 PM
and :p at people who say they can't understand certain accents. all it takes is a bit of effort, don't be so damn lazy ;)

Aww, says the Glaswegian. :tape:

;)

Avid Merrion
May 14th, 2006, 11:30 PM
Aww, says the Glaswegian. :tape:

;)
aye, wit aboot it eh? you goat a problem with that byraway? :lol: :p

Grachka
May 14th, 2006, 11:32 PM
aye, wit aboot it eh? you goat a problem with that byraway? :lol: :p
Ah, makes me proud to be a resident of Bruntsfieldian Edinburgh, where such neds Glaswegians don't reside. :angel:

!<blocparty>!
May 14th, 2006, 11:35 PM
aye, wit aboot it eh? you goat a problem with that byraway? :lol: :p

YE, eeeei aaaaav actually! Trust ewe to bee the one tellen peeple not to be so leeezy!

*runs and tends to burning sosbans*

^ [/inside joke with other Scottish poster] ;)

Avid Merrion
May 14th, 2006, 11:38 PM
Ah, makes me proud to be a resident of Bruntsfieldian Edinburgh, where such neds Glaswegians don't reside. :angel:
oooooooooh, get you! Bruntsfieldian indeed. tell me, are you all fur coat and nae knickers like those from Morningside? :tape:

Avid Merrion
May 14th, 2006, 11:40 PM
^ [/inside joke with other Scottish poster] ;)
ugh, inside jokes. the worst kind of jokes (especially if shared with a Bruntsfieldian...... :ras: )

Grachka
May 14th, 2006, 11:42 PM
YE, eeeei aaaaav actually! Trust ewe to bee the one tellen peeple not to be so leeezy!

*runs and tends to burning sosbans*

^ [/inside joke with other Scottish poster] ;)
Timmy, repair your pahnells, now. :drool:

oooooooooh, get you! Bruntsfieldian indeed. tell me, are you all fur coat and nae knickers like those from Morningside? :tape:
Only on weekends and if you ask me nicely. :ras:

Farina Elia Fan
May 14th, 2006, 11:47 PM
not fond of Essex accents at all

Avid Merrion
May 14th, 2006, 11:48 PM
Only on weekends and if you ask me nicely. :ras:
i'll see you on Coburg Street next weekend then, i take it that's where you still ply your trade? :devil:

~Cherry*Blossom~
May 14th, 2006, 11:49 PM
Brummies!!!!! :fiery:

~Cherry*Blossom~
May 14th, 2006, 11:50 PM
Liverpudlian. :barf: Also dislike strong Welsh accents. Cockney is hot. :cool:

RE my accent... uhm, I don't really have one, I've been told its kind of posh but not too sure. (board people can back me up) :p


I always thought you would sound like Steve Jones :drool:

!<blocparty>!
May 14th, 2006, 11:52 PM
I always thought you would sound like Steve Jones :drool:

Should I know who Steve Jones is? :unsure::tape:

~Cherry*Blossom~
May 14th, 2006, 11:53 PM
Should I know who Steve Jones is? :unsure::tape:

The presenter from T4 who slept with Halle Berry and Pamela Anderson ;)

Grachka
May 14th, 2006, 11:55 PM
i'll see you on Coburg Street next weekend then, i take it that's where you still ply your trade? :devil:
No self-respecting Bruntsfieldian would be seen dead near Ferry Road. :rolleyes:

I prefer the upper class clientele of Colinton Road. :angel: (Read: Not Broughton Street.) :p

Avid Merrion
May 14th, 2006, 11:59 PM
No self-respecting Bruntsfieldian would be seen dead near Ferry Road. :rolleyes:

I prefer the upper class clientele of Colinton Road. :angel: (Read: Not Broughton Street.) :p
:lol: i always knew you were a snob.... :p

thanks for the tip, i'll see you on Broughton St. oops, i mean Colinton Rd. and wear the mink :drool: :lol:

PamShriverRockz
May 15th, 2006, 12:02 AM
Should I know who Steve Jones is? :unsure::tape:

Possibly the most gorgeous welshman ever?? Guy on Channel 4?? :drool: MMmm gwych ;) :hearts:

Smiler, I didn't know you lived in Bangor. Ah good old Bangor;) ...I know it well from my Aberystwyth living days.

South Wales has about 834698769528 different accents though. My Cardiff accent is completely different again. Obviously that's the best ;)

But I looooove all the different regional accents in the UK! Norn Ireland especially, phwooooar Katie :p ;) And posh English accents with a twist of South African....

I don't like (sorry, no offence to anyone) Brummie though. My mum had that accent but not anymore now we've Welshified her ;) Not that keen on Liverpudlian either.

Grachka
May 15th, 2006, 12:02 AM
:lol: i always knew you were a snob.... :p

thanks for the tip, i'll see you on Broughton St. oops, i mean Colinton Rd. and wear the mink :drool: :lol:
You like the Broughton Street scene, eh? :lol: I always knew you were a nymphomaniac homosexual....:p

Avid Merrion
May 15th, 2006, 12:06 AM
You like the Broughton Street scene, eh? :lol: I always knew you were a nymphomaniac homosexual....:p
:lol: it's the best bit about Edinburgh :p and i you G, and i you...... ;)

Berlin_Calling
May 15th, 2006, 12:08 AM
worst is Cockney :o

SJW
May 15th, 2006, 12:15 AM
I would say the worst is the Glaswegian but Marco is Glaswegian and he's sexy
So I would have to say the Brummie :tape:
And Tim, you sound like a posh twat...but I love you anyway
I have a nice accent :):angel:

Avid Merrion
May 15th, 2006, 12:19 AM
I would say the worst is the Glaswegian but Marco is Glaswegian and he's sexy
:hearts: you just saved yourself there ;)

I have a nice accent :):angel:
mmmmmm, Reading accent..... :drool: :p