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Fun fact I knew this girl from camp
who had a British accent but she
wasn' t from England and then one
day I went to her house and her
parents didn' t have a British accent
either , I asked her where she got it
from because I was really confused
and she told me her parents faked it
until she was 7 because they wanted
a child with a British accent
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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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#1 - sircrocodile
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Brilliant. I shall do the same to my future children.
#4 to #1 - anon id: e455bd44
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I don't have to fake it because i am British mu hahaha
#22 to #4 - sircrocodile
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I have been telling my mates about this and they all agree that it is a fantastic idea. First born shall be called Charles and the second, Victoria.
< A Picture of Older brother Charles giving away his sister Victoria at her wedding, long after I have gone.
Charles has a PHD and Victoria is studying medicine in Cambridge.

I'm so proud.
#97 to #22 - pwnmissilereborn **User deleted account**
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Then it turns out your english accent sucks, and they end up with something similar to an australian accent. First born will be a girl, you say screw it and call her Victoria anyway, the second is finally a male, someone to continue your lineage, and you name him Charles. You also have an unplanned third male son, you call him Bob because you don't really care as he turns out to be retarded, but your wife refuses to have an abortion.

At 14 Charles will start doing drugs, telling you nothing and his grades start falling. By his 18th birthday he is a junkie hanging out with his gang friends who know him as Carl and he abandons school to start working to pay his drug debts.

Your younger son will die at 11 years old due to his condition, your wife, who became depressed and emotionally fragile when you had Bob, will commit suicide and you will become the only source of income to your household.

With your financial state, your daughter is obligated to become a stripper in order to pay for her Medicine degree in Cambridge (She goes by the artistic name of Sugar Vicky btw) and eventually will turn to prostitution. She then becomes pregnant from one of her clients who used a defective condom, and she becomes a single mother, and has to abandon university to take care of her child.

This is pretty much the last you will hear of them as after the death of your wife the family was broken, and drifted apart. You will spend the rest of your days alone, struggling with bills, until due to age you can no longer sustain yourself alone and have to go to a nursing home where in a few years later you will quietly die in your sleep, alone.

Crushed your dreams yet?
User avatar #117 to #97 - mondominiman
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That was amazing
User avatar #172 to #97 - daentraya
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I like the way you think. You're a man of my own heart, pwnmissilereborn
User avatar #5 to #4 - enemyoftrn
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Well, odd congrats to you sir.
#33 to #1 - themisstophat
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But which one?
But which one?
#238 to #1 - onceapiece
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I've read that kids will usually pick up the accents of their friends, rather than their parents, so I don't think this will actually work.
User avatar #254 to #1 - jaynsilentbob
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whatever you do, don't speak in a scouse or geordie accent. They're just awful.
User avatar #60 to #1 - nlogax
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Implying...
#2 - mauerman
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I know what kind of language my kids will be learning.
User avatar #125 to #2 - drunkasaurus
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****** Wowbagger...
#13 - infinitereaper
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Yeah well I'm teaching my kids Simlish
Yeah well I'm teaching my kids Simlish
User avatar #68 to #13 - wakazooie
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awesome, chicks dig it
#171 to #13 - anon id: dbe8beb3
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Derpa lerpa dwee.
#203 to #13 - anon id: a7ebb35c
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i only know a few:

Mad londoner bruv chav accent. idk what it is but ive heard it
Normal british
Irish/scottish

#249 to #13 - oiwumbologist
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You need to login to view this link Here you are my good man.
User avatar #26 to #13 - pizzavampire
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Me harmy putar?
#44 to #26 - anon id: cee921a4
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Glarch!
#224 to #44 - chachacobras
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#265 to #44 - luquaz
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classic!
#110 to #13 - adobo
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User avatar #12 - shazzshabam
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As somebody from the UK I have to ask. What do you guys believe is a British accent?Scouse? Brummie? Manc? Cockney? Geordie?
User avatar #199 to #12 - HonkIfIDriveWell
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Yes.
#223 to #12 - shatt
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londoner accent probably
User avatar #112 to #12 - limb
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I'm sorry I can't understand, could you say that in American?
User avatar #132 to #112 - drtrousersnake
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As somebody from Tea-land, I have to ask. What do you guys mean by Brittish accent? Non-'Murican? Other non-'Murican? some other non-'Murican? Tea drinker? Non-'Murican?
User avatar #124 to #112 - shazzshabam
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I hate you right now, but I had to thumb.
User avatar #17 to #12 - bronybox
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Generally this? Sherlock's Insults
I get that there are distinct accents, but they don't sound all that different to American English speakers. Most are unaware there are different types, because to be honest, it's hard to tell the difference between the different British accents (they're all extremely similar).

What do you think an American accent sounds like? American English also has a very large variety of dialects and accents.

Southern Drawl (y'all, well I never, etc.) Generally, when used by women, referred to as the "Sothern Belle" accent.

The "New York" Accent (Generally fast talking, extra emphasis on some vowels, skipping letters)

Mid-Western Accent (The generally most common one, pronouncing every letter that should be pronounced, distinct sounds where they should be)

"Nasal" Accent, self explanatory, drawn out nasal letters.

What do you see as the "American" accent? I think it would be easier for you to tell the difference between them because America is so large, but being that British dialects are very close in proximity (geographically), I think there are less differences among them.
User avatar #27 to #17 - VIsForVendetta
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Benedict speaks very properly in this video. It's the stereotypical "english" voice sounding a bit posh and very pronounced. If you went to the UK you're more likely to hear something along the lines of the policeman at the start.
And trust me... when you've grown up in the east of England with hardly any accent , being on the phone to someone with a thick Glaswegian accent is really REALLY different.

See this video! Accents in the UK

This is great, these aren't put on at all.
User avatar #30 to #27 - VIsForVendetta
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AMY CHILDS: PIXIWOO'S BODY TALK

The two ladies at the start are local to me, east of england - which is what I sound like. We don't really have much of an accent.
The lady called Amy with the red hair has an Essex accent.
#55 to #30 - chapperz
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I'm from Essex, and if you watch TOWIE, we sound nothing like that, well at least I don't anyway
User avatar #31 to #30 - VIsForVendetta
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Phil's Pub Review

aaaand this is a west country accent.

sorry about the spam, errybody! Hope i've broadened your perspective of British accents
User avatar #119 to #31 - newforomador
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For future reference, you can embed multiple videos in comment.
HE-MAN HEYEAYEA SONG FOR 10 HOURS HE-MAN HEYEAYEA SONG FOR 10 HOURS HE-MAN HEYEAYEA SONG FOR 10 HOURS
User avatar #221 to #119 - VIsForVendetta
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Haha thanks, I didn't know that!
User avatar #21 to #17 - shazzshabam
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I have always been able to hear the different American accents, although geographically I wouldn't know exactly where they were from, but I can hear the difference.

You really think they sound similar? There are huge differences. I would even dare to say they are more varied than American accents, given the close proximity yet huge difference. Take Manchester and Liverpool for example. Only around 40 minutes travel between them, yet Liverpool spit and ''achk'', very high pitched and fast, whereas Manchester is deep, drop letters and draw words out.

Liverpool -
www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5bb9Fkewxs
Manchester -
www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOKMse5SxgY

Check out some others, too.
User avatar #57 to #21 - trivdiego
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**** shes hot
User avatar #32 to #21 - bronybox
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I suppose it's the south-eastern accent, the London-esque one.

"Liverpool" accent I would usually identify as some bastard child between Irish and British. Can you give me an actual definitive video of someone speaking with the accent instead of a video of someone speaking in one accent, and then switching over to another?
User avatar #35 to #32 - shazzshabam
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It was a task finding a video, but here you go. Ignore the quality.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=PX1zZnNRHtE


Also came across this. It covers quite a few accents, he does them pretty well.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtB1W8zkY5A
#226 to #17 - meinneger
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when i do an american accent to take the piss out of you guys it's a texan male or an OH MY GOD SHE DID NOT JUST SAY THAAAAT female
User avatar #280 to #226 - drtrousersnake
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so texan and either valley girl, gay bestie, or sassy black woman (i could imagine all three saying that, each in a different way)
#281 to #280 - meinneger
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valley girl i believe
User avatar #88 to #17 - whycanticaps
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Can't forget about the Bastan accent
#65 to #17 - anon id: fb8d2822
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There's also the "Hollywood" accent, used in most television and movie shows. Apparently very similar to the one used in Rochester, NY, although that one is known for being somewhat nasal on certain sounds.
User avatar #63 to #17 - dairybun
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You'd be surprised, Scouse and someone from area's of london is undeniably different. I find it hard to believe they sound so similar, maybe if you heard them next to eachother then you''d notice the difference.
User avatar #59 to #17 - skeptical
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You forget jersey, boston, philly, and a lot of others
Northeast spawns a surprising amount of accents, I've got a crossbreed philly/jersey accent and that seems to be the common american accent on uk shows
User avatar #167 to #59 - bronybox
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I know, there are so many accents in America, you can't even begin to start listing all of them.
#23 to #17 - anon id: 851549d4
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Generally an unholy bastard union of cockney and brummie. Sometimes mixed in with some northern sounding atrocity
User avatar #18 to #17 - bronybox
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How To Do A British Accent

Basically this, I guess.
#75 to #12 - anon id: ac232788
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Most people that "can do a british accent" are doing the typical cockney british accent.
Like the Orcs in Warhammer 40k Space Marine. Chip Chop Cheerio Gov'nor.
User avatar #136 to #12 - pizzamuffins
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cockney bruv
User avatar #168 to #12 - noblekira
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most people where i live consider the "british accent" to be Queens English or similar to the chimney sweeps from mary poppins, is that cockney? :'D
User avatar #228 to #12 - JwBread
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It really winds me up when people say British Accent. We might as well just say 'European Accent'.
User avatar #210 to #12 - robertolee
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Geordie accent here. If they can't distinguish our accent from cockney or scouser then they are ******* deaf
#255 to #12 - dross
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Every American I've ever heard try a British accent comes out sounding like a victorian washer-woman.   
   
Not saying I can do an American accent any better, but that's what it seems like.
Every American I've ever heard try a British accent comes out sounding like a victorian washer-woman.

Not saying I can do an American accent any better, but that's what it seems like.
User avatar #20 to #12 - retor
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A cockney accent tends to be the easiest to imitate.
User avatar #144 to #12 - shazzshabam
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Just to broaden some horizons for our American friends, watch this video. It's pretty darn accurate. We may be small, but **** me, we fit a lot of accents in the space we have.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtB1W8zkY5A
User avatar #52 to #12 - veinyfourincher
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cockney barely exsists anymore
User avatar #77 to #12 - ltpraptor
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I'm pretty sure the accent that most Americans believe you all have is Mayfair.

Second being Cockney.
User avatar #183 to #12 - moosehat
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Is oxford-english a dialect?
User avatar #182 to #12 - sheepysquirrel
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I think of accents like you hear in The Green Street Hooligans (look it on youtube) so kind of a cockney/posh accent of some sort.
#161 to #12 - ragingheterosexual
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The 'Arry Pottah accent
User avatar #165 to #12 - foxtrotalpha
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Southern England or London
User avatar #292 to #12 - strikingeight
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I personally love the Bristol accent.
User avatar #87 to #12 - futuristiclover
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I tend to hear mostly cockney or posh. Personally, I have a soft spot for the scouse and geordie accents. Don't ask me why..
User avatar #239 to #12 - commontroll
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It's generally the typical London accent you see on BBC, or anything that you might hear in My Fair Lady and Pride and Prejudice (the A&E series, not the recent movie.)
User avatar #16 to #12 - tacobadger
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The usual imitation is cockney
User avatar #229 to #12 - joshlol
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I think you've just listed some of the worst accents from the UK.
User avatar #107 to #12 - daviid
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g'day mate sounds british as ****
User avatar #115 to #107 - newforomador
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I always imagined that to be more Australian.
User avatar #113 to #107 - shazzshabam
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I can't say I've ever heard that being said. At least not my area. I thought that was Australian?
User avatar #114 to #113 - daviid
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yeah bro, youre right.
it's aussie, it just sounds british to me
User avatar #227 to #12 - mayihavecaps
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"Cockney" is a login-censored word.
What
User avatar #29 to #12 - ihatecarltonbanks
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To Americans looking from the outside in we can't really tell a distinction honestly.
User avatar #155 to #29 - danniegurl
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I'm american and I can tell a difference, I might not be able to tell you what region (besides Cockney, that one's obvious) but I can tell when there's a difference.
User avatar #218 to #29 - milthyfoustache
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I find that strange as people who's first language isn't English can usually tell the difference...
#159 to #29 - anon id: d9abc38b
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I have no doubt you could tell the difference between Scottish, cockney and royal english.
User avatar #284 to #159 - ihatecarltonbanks
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It's very easy to tell the difference between, say, an Irish or a Scottish accent but we usually don't focus on the fact that there are literally hundreds of variations of what we simply call a "British accent". If we were to listen we would definitely hear the difference but in our minds we sort of create a single one and stick with it.
#28 - falloutreaper
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It works? I've thought about this before.
It works? I've thought about this before.
#50 to #28 - anon id: 541e2e7e
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I have a terrible french accent thanks to my parents. I've been to like four speech classes to correct it. Doesn't work
User avatar #54 to #50 - falloutreaper
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Well there's a downside to this method...
#36 to #28 - timelordeternal
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Don't start and Evil Dead thread you can't finish.
Don't start and Evil Dead thread you can't finish.
User avatar #37 to #36 - falloutreaper
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Shop smart, shop S-mart.
#38 to #37 - timelordeternal
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I'm giving you a chance.
I'm giving you a chance.
#39 to #38 - falloutreaper
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#42 to #39 - timelordeternal
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User avatar #40 to #39 - timelordeternal
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IT'S ON!
User avatar #43 to #40 - falloutreaper
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Army of Darkness time?
#45 to #43 - timelordeternal
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Always Army of Darkness time.
Always Army of Darkness time.
#46 to #45 - falloutreaper
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#47 to #46 - timelordeternal
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#48 to #47 - falloutreaper
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User avatar #187 to #38 - takesomemorewater
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Never really understood the concept of the chainsaw...
User avatar #275 to #187 - timelordeternal
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What do you mean? It's essential. It has the badass factor along with with the deadly as **** factor. What more do you need?
User avatar #276 to #275 - takesomemorewater
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Oh, right, oversaw that.
User avatar #277 to #276 - timelordeternal
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Yeah, it's fine.
User avatar #278 to #277 - takesomemorewater
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Goodie goodie.
User avatar #235 to #28 - vincetacular
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Doesn't work, my dad comes from a place with a very different accent and moved to his current city when he was 27, he completely lost his accent in about 5 years (but he can still use it a little bit if he really tries but the people form his original city hear it's not the real deal).
User avatar #6 - Seventeen
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do americans really like an english accent as much as it is implied on the internet? i don't know if it's true or if it's just an exaggerated internet thing. i'm from england and i am curious.
User avatar #7 to #6 - arkamedies
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I hate british accents
User avatar #8 to #7 - Seventeen
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thank you for your blunt clarification. also thank you for not refering to all british accents as a singular accent.


but also **** you, i suppose.
User avatar #25 to #8 - ronyx
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Don't ask a question if you don't like the answer cunt.
User avatar #62 to #8 - meganinja
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you asked asshole.
User avatar #9 to #8 - arkamedies
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np
User avatar #173 to #6 - daentraya
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I frikken love Wheatley's accent
User avatar #244 to #6 - douthit
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It's seen as smart and sophisticated, but I don't know why.
#10 to #6 - cursedman
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lots of american friends, and they love my accent (english obviously) as well as the irish (girlfriend and her friends love it)
User avatar #34 to #6 - jrondeau **User deleted account**
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Most people here love them as a novelty. From what I've seen, if you're a guy with an English accent over here then you'll be covered in women for it.
User avatar #14 to #6 - muzzleloader
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I like them.

But I like Irish and Australian accents way more..
User avatar #15 to #14 - Seventeen
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funnily enough, those are my favourite accents too.
#252 to #14 - anon id: 10004b9c
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Russian hot chick accent all the way
User avatar #241 to #14 - commontroll
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Well, stereotypical Australian and Irish? Or actual Australian and Irish?
User avatar #286 to #241 - muzzleloader
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Can't say I know enough about the difference to tell you, sorry.

I just know when I hear them, whether in movies or at work (I deal with multiple customers face to face all day), I love them.
User avatar #156 to #14 - danniegurl
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Same here. Maybe Irish is because I'm part Irish, but I love it.
Back before I had a bf there was this cute Irish guy flirting with me, he was trying to think of nice American restaurants and he was like "I'm gonna fly down there and take you to the Red Lobster and we're gonna get married and have sexy babies."
I'm sure he wasn't being entirely serious, it was funny.
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#154 - jackii
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Whenever someone says "british accent" i can't help but imagine a terrifying voice that switches between scottish, welsh, cockney, after every word.
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I CANNAE COMPREHEND I CAN'T ylylylylylglglglglgfdlglldldfl
#91 - redrock
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>Accents are malleable up till about the age of 12
>Even as adults, we often adjust our accents to the most dominant one in the conversation
>Lightbulb was spot on
User avatar #256 to #91 - wsxfat
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I speak with a perfect midwestern accent.....to clarify im middle eastern and i spent a majority of my life living in the middle east.
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User avatar #190 to #185 - coolioplasm
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Oh really? I thought it was real
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#69 - Marowak
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A "British Accent" could be any of many distinctive accents... starting from 4 different countries and then the multitude of different accents within the countries.
User avatar #201 to #69 - mauerman
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God damn I thought A Space Odyssey was weird..
User avatar #70 to #69 - thebestpieever
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Thanks, mister Pickypants. You know what he means, if you are a yank you have the same interpretation and if you are a brit you know which one they mean. He means someone who speaks BBC English. Though he may recognise a London and a Midlands accent as "British" he means BBC English. And you know he means that.
User avatar #71 to #70 - Marowak
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I know what he means... I was disapproving of "Britain" being only known as "England" to the rest of the world.
User avatar #72 to #71 - thebestpieever
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Well, what you gonna do? If the school system can't make people any less stupid, then your efforts won't be much more successful. It is a shame, and it certainly 'causes a lot of tension inside of the UK (Not helped the fact that the original UK was not united amicably) and helps perpetuates the image of the English as colonial masters to the rest of the British Isles. But there's really nothing you (or I) can do.
User avatar #74 to #72 - Marowak
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I find England aren't thought of as the "colonial masters" but rather as "The British Isles" when the other countries are forgot about completely. But alas, my posting is in vain, as many would say "It don't count for ****".
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Well. But that is more a matter of perception. Like, to any non US Citizen if you mention an American the think that he is from Texas, California, New York or Florida because those are the most populous states in the US (And Texas is the biggest one in the mainland at least). Those states hold little more than 30% of the population of the US. England, on the other hand is also the biggest country in the UK but it has a whooping 80% of the population. So it is understandable why a foreigner would see it as the be all and end all of the UK if they don't know a lot about it.
User avatar #217 to #70 - happypancake
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There's a London accent? I wasn't aware. What would you say it sounds like?