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ToopsTame
Feb 9th, 2012, 05:07 AM
Which type Englander sounds best to you?

Pops Maellard
Feb 9th, 2012, 05:47 AM
Don't know the difference. Whatever the accent is on Coronation Street, I'm ruling that out lol!

PushWoz
Feb 9th, 2012, 06:00 AM
None of the above ;)

Sam L
Feb 9th, 2012, 06:07 AM
The Keira Knightley accent especially in Atonement. What's that?

ToopsTame
Feb 9th, 2012, 06:54 AM
Don't know the difference. Whatever the accent is on Coronation Street, I'm ruling that out lol!

That's mostly Mancunian, which isn't on the list but it's related to Scouse, Yorkshire and Geordie;)

ToopsTame
Feb 9th, 2012, 06:56 AM
The Keira Knightley accent especially in Atonement. What's that?

I think old school RP. It's not on the list but posh middle class comes closest.

ToopsTame
Feb 9th, 2012, 06:59 AM
This guy does a good rundown of what these sound like:
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Kunal
Feb 9th, 2012, 07:05 AM
love the yorkshire accent.

and pretty much every person that talks on downton abbey.

Pops Maellard
Feb 9th, 2012, 07:08 AM
This guy does a good rundown of what these sound like:
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He doesn't use the names that you use :sobbing:.

Yoncé
Feb 9th, 2012, 07:42 AM
The sexiest one is my favorite. Like Hugh Grant.

Mistress of Evil
Feb 9th, 2012, 07:49 AM
Cannot stand British English, sound wise; can't get why movies/books, general public has hyped up how sexy it sounds coz it doesn't. :shrug: I will go with the one that sounds closest to American English.

Halardfan
Feb 9th, 2012, 08:24 AM
Cannot stand British English, sound wise; can't get why movies/books, general public has hyped up how sexy it sounds coz it doesn't. :shrug: I will go with the one that sounds closest to American English.

"British English" always seems like an unnecessary phrase to me. Surely it's simpler just to call it English? Then add stuff like American English etc when talking about its later versions.

Valanga
Feb 9th, 2012, 09:10 AM
RP FTW :inlove:

ranfurly
Feb 9th, 2012, 09:17 AM
Brummie...

"Oy ye, fex oos up a coppa tayyy luuuv"
"wark en barm-ing-haim, kum-in raund they coi-ner"

and shout out to the Orkeney Islands, Scouse, and Liverpudlian.

ranfurly
Feb 9th, 2012, 09:24 AM
This guys really good,

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Mikey.
Feb 9th, 2012, 09:38 AM
I love heavy Scouse accents. They make me laugh so much. :sobbing:

ranfurly
Feb 9th, 2012, 09:47 AM
I love heavy Scouse accents. They make me laugh so much. :sobbing:

I know!

One day during my "experimental" uni days, A few friends and I put on Thomas the Tank Engine after we had a stoning session, I've never laughed so much in my life :lol::lol: Ringo Starr and his scouse accent more than anything set us alight haha

Keegan
Feb 9th, 2012, 09:59 AM
Scouse accents and Geordie accents are my favourites.

Imperfect Angel
Feb 9th, 2012, 10:04 AM
Based on the names, my faves would be Cockney and Essex.:oh:

Yoncé
Feb 9th, 2012, 10:10 AM
Based on the names, my faves would be Cockney and Essex.:oh:

You would :oh:

McPie
Feb 9th, 2012, 10:26 AM
I like Londoner actually :) but I can only do British standard ;) but I would like to do Geordie someday, as I'm a Toon Army :lol:


Don't know the difference. Whatever the accent is on Coronation Street, I'm ruling that out lol!

Geordie (example)

Out = oot
House = hoose
Town = toon
Our = wor

;)

Sam L
Feb 9th, 2012, 10:29 AM
I think old school RP. It's not on the list but posh middle class comes closest.

Yes I think so:

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:hearts:

Valanga
Feb 9th, 2012, 10:58 AM
James McAvoy might be the only celebrity I don't mind having a Scottish accent
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He looks so fucking hot, and his accent only makes him HOTTER

delicatecutter
Feb 9th, 2012, 12:44 PM
Geordie FTW. I love how they say "me" for "my".

Alice
Feb 9th, 2012, 12:57 PM
I don't know the difference too but in general English accent are just :hearts:

But I do love Amy Macdonald's accent. :)

bulava
Feb 9th, 2012, 01:56 PM
"British English" always seems like an unnecessary phrase to me. Surely it's simpler just to call it English?
Global English speaking population by descending order:

Indians, Chinese, Americans, British, and Australians :)

The Witch-king
Feb 9th, 2012, 02:11 PM
Nigerian.

ToopsTame
Feb 9th, 2012, 02:17 PM
Nigerian.

I meant favourite from the accents found in England. :lol:

Nigerian is pretty cool but my favourite in Africa is Seffrikan ;)

Valanga
Feb 9th, 2012, 02:26 PM
Nigerian.

I can't help laughing at the comedians doing Nigerian Accent. Tres hilarious.

ToopsTame
Feb 9th, 2012, 02:26 PM
Based on the names, my faves would be Cockney and Essex.:oh:

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ToopsTame
Feb 9th, 2012, 03:23 PM
This is a map of all the accents.
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-SFPXVnmjWw0/TeyJ3KwSXpI/AAAAAAAAA8M/CuMPU6-PYFU/s1600/kerswill_map.jpg

Bismarck.
Feb 9th, 2012, 03:36 PM
South Central, baby! :hearts:

Brum accents are the worst.

pov
Feb 9th, 2012, 03:55 PM
I will go with the one that sounds closest to American English.
There are also many varieties of American accents.

Mary Cherry.
Feb 9th, 2012, 04:06 PM
http://www.cardcow.com/images/set125/card00569_fr.jpg

Mary Cherry.
Feb 9th, 2012, 04:15 PM
Don't know the difference. Whatever the accent is on Coronation Street, I'm ruling that out lol!

:sad:

Corrie is set in/around Manchester, although half of the actors are actually from Yorkshire. There's another soap called Emmerdale which is set in Yorkshire (near Leeds, so it's supposed to be a West Yorkshire accent) but half of the actors on that are from Manchester :lol:

Although there are many similarities, it's not so easy to tell the differences between the two.

The Dawntreader
Feb 9th, 2012, 04:17 PM
I love the Geordie accent. It's ridiculously endearing.

azdaja
Feb 9th, 2012, 05:59 PM
london urban

dsanders06
Feb 9th, 2012, 06:59 PM
That's mostly Mancunian, which isn't on the list but it's related to Scouse, Yorkshire and Geordie;)

Mancunian is nothing like Scouse or Geordie :lol: It bears some resemblance to a Yorkshire accent, I guess (well, a Yorkshire accent is kind of a cross between Manc and Geordie), but it's enough of a prominent accent in it's own right that it should be in the poll, certainly moreso than Norfolk :p

Anyway, Scouse :inlove:

I love Geordie and West Country accents too. Cannot STAND the Essex accent.

postalblowfish
Feb 9th, 2012, 06:59 PM
What about Janner?

V-MAC
Feb 9th, 2012, 10:45 PM
I love the west london accent....sounds so much better than a country Irish accent:o

ToopsTame
Feb 9th, 2012, 11:29 PM
Mancunian is nothing like Scouse or Geordie :lol: It bears some resemblance to a Yorkshire accent, I guess (well, a Yorkshire accent is kind of a cross between Manc and Geordie), but it's enough of a prominent accent in it's own right that it should be in the poll, certainly moreso than Norfolk :p


Sorry, you're right. Mancunian's related to the other two generally because it's a Northern accent, but yes, it is distinctive. I put Norfolk in because I find it interesting :p

Bayo
Feb 10th, 2012, 12:19 AM
What is Melanie Brown's dialect? Yorkshire?

Anyway, that one.

Mary Cherry.
Feb 10th, 2012, 01:29 AM
What is Melanie Brown's dialect? Yorkshire?

Anyway, that one.

Yep, she's a Leeds lass :worship:

Theodoropen
Feb 10th, 2012, 01:53 AM
All of the up north accents: Geordie (although I alway think of Sid the Sexist), Scouse, Yorkshire, Manc (had so much fun living there).

Brummie is cute too. And West Country.

I don't really like the posh English accent or home counties accent - my dislike isn't rational, and probably has to do with my internalised issues about myself having had such an accent at one time.

edificio
Feb 11th, 2012, 12:29 AM
Sexy Mancunian Morrissey for the win! More seriously, I don't know all the different accents. I like Morrissey's accent, and I like that actress Honeysuckle Weeks accent, but there are others I like, but I wouldn't be able to say which is which. I don't like the accent that substitutes "vv" for "th"--you know, "the wevver is bad today." Makes me cringe.

The accents of David Tennant and Andy Murray I like as well (even if Andy's game is sometimes displeasing).

dsanders06
Feb 11th, 2012, 02:01 AM
I don't like the accent that substitutes "vv" for "th"--you know, "the wevver is bad today."

Cockney/Essex. I agree :p

The accents of David Tennant and Andy Murray I like as well (even if Andy's game is sometimes displeasing).

Scottish.

McPie
Feb 11th, 2012, 04:15 AM
okay these days when I did British stuff I'll use like this
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when I was a kid, I did my Brit accent like this
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but for sure this one inspired me a lot about Brit accent :lol:
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nevetssllim
Feb 11th, 2012, 06:14 AM
What about Janner?

I love this. :hearts:
http://www.chavtowns.co.uk/2005/02/plymouth-the-janner-textbook/

postalblowfish
Feb 11th, 2012, 09:36 AM
I love this. :hearts:
http://www.chavtowns.co.uk/2005/02/plymouth-the-janner-textbook/

Yikes.

McPie
Feb 12th, 2012, 11:50 AM
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:p

kwilliams
Feb 12th, 2012, 02:08 PM
Leeds/Bradford! Oooooh. Especially Mel B from Bo Selecta! Northern accents tend to be interesting. I also like posh accents much more than I used to but a specific type of posh accent that's quite incisive, without long, horribly drawn-out sounds.

London accents and those of its hinterland are largely appalling and quite whiny.

I cannot stand any English person who says "I was sat", "I was stood" or any time when they use the passive instead of the past continuous. It drives me crazy and I think it's mostly a Midlands thing. It's so ingrained in some people that they have no idea what a horrible mistake they are making.

Barrie_Dude
Feb 12th, 2012, 08:06 PM
The Beatles!

Brett.
Feb 13th, 2012, 09:32 AM
met the elderly couples from Cornwall. Couldn't even fucking understand a word. God awful accent! lol

Dominic
Feb 13th, 2012, 09:57 PM
Canadian/American

Ellen Dawson
Feb 17th, 2012, 02:06 PM
Scouse cos I can't understand a word of it. I gave up saying "pardon me?" and just nodded. :haha:

delicatecutter
Feb 17th, 2012, 07:18 PM
Nicola has a Scouse accent. :hearts:

Sam L
Feb 17th, 2012, 09:51 PM
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