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07-03-2010, 21:38   #1
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Little accent confusion

I'm not native English speaker.
I found some old comedy video which I find quite funny
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJCJfY7TIko
As I understand most of it, I don't know 2 things.

1. Why is the guy saying with Scottish accent, while I understand him and his mate are from Birmingham (as far as I know it's not in Scotland).

2. Even I listened to it good few times, I can understand last sentence - precisely what he said after "I've been joking to him .... " ?

As by living in Ireland I got used to Irish accent, Scottish accent is still a big mystery for me...

Thanks for explainin.

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Just to make it easier to see

BTW, there's no Scottish accent. Jasper Carrot is from Birmingham and has put on a Mancs accent during this routine.
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He says "I've been talking to them while you were in the bog, I've been telling them how lucky they are to be..." I don't know the last word. Terminal? Two-one up?
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BTW, there's no Scottish accent. Jasper Carrot is from Birmingham and has put on a Mancs accent during this routine.
I thought it was Scottish. Anyway I listened a bit to accents today, and I think I can hear the difference now

Anyway it confuses me even more.
What the whole joke is about - if there were hundreds United fans around, and guys are from Birmingham, why are they speaking with Manchester accent?

I seemed to be funny for me, but now I think I just don't understand the main sense of this joke.
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Two-one up

And what does this expression mean ?
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I thought it was Scottish. Anyway I listened a bit to accents today, and I think I can hear the difference now

Anyway it confuses me even more.
What the whole joke is about - if there were hundreds United fans around, and guys are from Birmingham, why are they speaking with Manchester accent?

I seemed to be funny for me, but now I think I just don't understand the main sense of this joke.
They didnt want to get beaten up by all the Utd fans for being outsiders
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They didnt want to get beaten up by all the Utd fans for being outsiders

So why did he say, that everybody know they are from Birmingham?
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So why did he say, that everybody know they are from Birmingham?
They knew because his friend was shouting across the room to him in his thick birmingham accent, its a very distinct accent
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Two-one up
Oh. Sports. Of course.
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