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#364 - notrollallowed
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(07/10/2013) [-]
Don't come to Scotland, it'll just end bad if you try to pretend you have a scottish accent.
#408 to #364 - anon
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(07/12/2013) [-]
Or an English accent, for that matter.
#288 - buttlord
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(07/10/2013) [-]
I'm English and I can vouch for this.
#267 - jimjimmerson
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(07/10/2013) [-]
Did anyone else read this in a BBC accent?
#244 - popcornisland
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(07/10/2013) [-]
And don't be alarmed when a 13 year old tries to "shank" you.
#231 - duvallwhitey
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(07/10/2013) [-]
I'd rather go to Germany.
#248 to #231 - infernis
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#205 - anon
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(07/10/2013) [-]
I read all this with a British accent.
I'm not even sorry
#257 to #205 - budva
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(07/10/2013) [-]
Which one? Scottish, Irish, Welsh, Scouse, Manc, Brum, Cockney... it goes on. It's like saying someone with a french accent and another with an american accent under one tag
#233 to #205 - metaltheory
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(07/10/2013) [-]
British accent.. What the **** is a British accent?, you mean a BBC accent? You do realise nobody in England speaks like that right?
#249 to #233 - faithrider
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(07/10/2013) [-]
coming from experience as an american, nobody in america realizes what you mean by saying an english accent. something else i have noticed over the years (of watching your god forbid, Doctor Who,) and watching other various U.K. actors in general (Jason Statham, the harry potter movies, not sure how you guys feel about those, would be interesting to find out) that saying a British or English accent would be like you or somebody from europe saying an "american accent" because even as tiny as Great Britain or even just the U.K. is there are so many different regions. northern accents, scottish, irish, welsch (i think i spelled that correct, Lord help me if i didn't), cockney. like how in america we have northern, new england, western, southern, california, colorado (yes colorado actually has its own ******* accent, it is horrible....), is this what you mean metaltheory?
#261 to #249 - metaltheory
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(07/10/2013) [-]
Jason Statham is a good example for this y'know, as he speaks in a cockney accent (London). Though, London has many accents depending on where you're from and what sub culture you're a part of, yes, sub cultures matter, ever heard a chav speak before?

In general, we have a good idea of regional accents in America, for example, I can easily tell a New Yorker from a Texan. We're more heavily influenced and clued up on American culture than most Americans care to think.

But yeah, look to the comment I made about the BBC accent. That's associated mainly with media and posh kids (Private school snots who play polo).

We mock the 'British' accent on a regular bases.
#270 to #261 - faithrider
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(07/10/2013) [-]
so i understand what you're saying about the accents. my main source for my accent is jason statham because i don't get much chance other than doctor who to hear one. now you have stated that that is the BBC accent... so that kinda makes it harder for me... but anyway. i have seen the 9th and 10th doctors in other stuff but the issue is that they are both scottish so that is where their accents don't help me much...

also statham is going to be in ff7... that will be amazing... it is kinda funny because not two weeks earlier i was watching transporter and was thinking to myself that it would be amazing if they had jason statham in the ff franchise.
#247 to #233 - senglish
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(07/10/2013) [-]
what about gavin and the inbetweeners and the britsh sailors I've met and the british mom of one of my friends.
#253 to #247 - metaltheory
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(07/10/2013) [-]
We have heavy regional accents, the BBC accent (What you think is a British accent) is a rarity and generally only used in media, radio etc because its easy to understand.
#307 to #253 - bjorntheberserk
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(07/10/2013) [-]
I watch Benny Hill does that help me?
#399 to #307 - metaltheory
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(07/10/2013) [-]
If you're speaking to an old fashioned 70 year old., perhaps.. Who the **** watches Benny Hill anyway
#256 to #253 - senglish
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(07/10/2013) [-]
good thing I don't watch BBC    
   
well I guess if I go to England I'll put on my best dick van dyke cockney accent   
   
>mfw my last name is English
good thing I don't watch BBC

well I guess if I go to England I'll put on my best dick van dyke cockney accent

>mfw my last name is English
#266 to #256 - metaltheory
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(07/10/2013) [-]
Don't do that either, you'll probably get beaten up.
#268 to #266 - senglish
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(07/10/2013) [-]
yeah that **** is god awful
www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_rVzBt20N0 ----- dick van dyke slaughtering an accent
#211 to #205 - mysticana
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(07/10/2013) [-]
I did too. Because I'm English.
#186 - sheenaandjanie
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(07/10/2013) [-]
But... But there's a thing that when you talk to someone with a different accent for a while, you will start to automatically (slightly) mimic their accent. It has to do with your brain trying to sympathize. Psychology will make me an asshole no matter what.....
#191 to #186 - slendermanspenis
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(07/10/2013) [-]
That is very true I'm British and my Fiancé is American. Now the time has past it sounds like I'm the American one and his the British one :/ It gets very annoying but that took us nearly a year to get to that stage.
#179 - whatacrackinjoke
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(07/10/2013) [-]
"We're friendly people."

Really? I live in England and the only time I get a smile/hello is when someone is trying to sell me something. Also from suspicious people wandering around the bus stops.
#262 to #179 - budva
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(07/10/2013) [-]
got 20p mate?
#320 to #262 - whatacrackinjoke
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(07/10/2013) [-]
The amount of change I give away to people short on change for their bus fares.
Some guy once walked up to me high out of his mind and spent about five minutes trying to ask me if he can borrow £1 for a sandwich. Repeated every word about five times. What the hell is wrong with people at bus stops and interchanges
#392 to #320 - budva
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(07/10/2013) [-]
If Im in Sheffield for uni its got 20p for t'bus lad. Back home in Cambridge it's I just got out of prison and need tenner for taxi mate ill pay you back n all
#167 - flamingpie ONLINE
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(07/10/2013) [-]
My friend was just in England for the 4th of July, so he paraded through London going to various pubs whilst wearing an American flag cape
#264 to #167 - budva
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(07/10/2013) [-]
Your friend is a cunt.
#324 to #264 - flamingpie ONLINE
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(07/10/2013) [-]
Why because he wanted to have fun and support his country on our day of independence?
#393 to #324 - budva
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(07/10/2013) [-]
no for being an obnoxious **** head, if its that hard to figure out you are no better.
#400 to #393 - flamingpie ONLINE
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(07/10/2013) [-]
I don't think wearing a cape is obnoxious, it's not like he ran around yelling HURR DURR MURICA FLAGS REDWHITEBLUE, personally I think you're over reacting
#405 to #400 - budva
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(07/11/2013) [-]
You really don't understand do you.. It's obnoxious and shows how little class the individual has. I wouldn't expect someone like you to understand though.
#175 to #167 - AreyouSerious
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(07/10/2013) [-]
Your friend is an American Hero!
#90 - spant
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(07/10/2013) [-]
Pessimism and cynicism are endemic to our culture, we love to hate everyone but especially ourselves, nothing personal, in fact, deprecation is endearing in the UK! Learn this and learn the subtle nuances between different flavors of Tea; you will be fine.
#66 - robertolee
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(07/10/2013) [-]
Or you know, come to Newcastle.
#79 to #66 - adzodeux
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(07/10/2013) [-]
*swells with pride*
#95 to #66 - flusteredmoose
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(07/10/2013) [-]
No, no, Newcastle is a nice place, If you like going down t'pub with family and eating cornish pasty from Greggs.

I shouldn't take the piss, my mum and dad are Northern.
#120 to #95 - robertolee
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(07/10/2013) [-]
We don't say t' up here, that's the yorkshire accent.
#124 to #120 - flusteredmoose
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(07/10/2013) [-]
Wye Eye, man, I knew summin' was up, like.
#36 - threeeighteen
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(07/10/2013) [-]
None of this seemed really difficult, to the point of anyone that needed this as a guide should be put down.
#26 - marymjc
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(07/10/2013) [-]
>Generalizes other country because own country is being generalized.
>Generalizes other country because own country is being generalized.
#18 - mymiddleleg
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(07/10/2013) [-]
Its only a Union Jack when its on a ship
#68 to #18 - anon
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(07/10/2013) [-]
Go read wikipedia.
I had this argument a while ago. It was never officially decided that its only a Union Jack when on a ship. The term is now accepted in everyday terms.
#336 - habsalltheway
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(07/10/2013) [-]
If I visit, should i call it soccer (like I usually do) or change and call it football?
#343 to #336 - banditowolf
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(07/10/2013) [-]
Step four.
Step four.
#346 to #343 - habsalltheway
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(07/10/2013) [-]
Well I called it soccer once and some English guy started to get all pissy about it. So i was just wondering. I always seem to be corrected when I say soccer.
#348 to #346 - banditowolf
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(07/10/2013) [-]
he sounds like a bit of a wanker
#350 to #348 - habsalltheway
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(07/10/2013) [-]
Yeah he was kind of a douche. But when I'm reading a soccer story on ESPN, I'll leave a comment where i say soccer and 9 times out of 10, someone comments saying "football".
#340 to #336 - deathklokiller
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(07/10/2013) [-]
you say football in a french accent.
#209 - endlesslulz
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(07/10/2013) [-]
I lost it at "all these brown people"... just wondering, what exactly is it refering to?

I'm probabbly not ready for England yet
#212 to #209 - mysticana
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(07/10/2013) [-]
Ughhh. Sometimes 'true brits' can get pretty racist.
#213 to #212 - endlesslulz
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(07/10/2013) [-]
But who exactly are these "brown people?
#230 to #213 - metaltheory
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(07/10/2013) [-]
Not many people here are actually racist here, if you ever visit you'll figure out pretty quickly that we don't give a **** what colour you are. EDL are racist cunts and some asian communities are racist cunts other than that, we don't generally give a ****.

#220 to #213 - anon
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(07/10/2013) [-]
Pakis, Indians, Arabs, basically anyone who isn't as white as a sheet.
#140 - acroneos
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(07/10/2013) [-]
For future reference for anyone who needs it
#182 to #140 - anon
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(07/10/2013) [-]
NO ****!

I thought that was North Korea and ******* Sweden.
#94 - bonnierock
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(07/10/2013) [-]
#28 - outerfiend
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(07/10/2013) [-]
went to England last year, walked out of a bar (pub huehuehuehue) and saw three British guys lighting bags of their own **** on fire and throwing them at cars.
yup.
#80 to #28 - adzodeux
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(07/10/2013) [-]
We're the classiest.
#12 - biomedic
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(07/10/2013) [-]
This made me laugh a lot OP, cheers. Made me realise how accurate this is to English attitudes to tourists.