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11-02-2019, 12:12   #46
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About 12 miles north west of Birmingham is the town of Dudley, where the accent is like a Brummie accent on steroids. It's ghastly.

It should be classed as a disability.
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11-02-2019, 12:21   #47
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There are tons of local variations in Scottish accents.

Glaswegian is horrible but half cast weegie is worst. Not quite Glasgow, not quite Edinburgh. Posh Glaswegian is just as crap.

People from Aberdeen sound like Geordies, Highlander is nice, miners scots is gobbledygook (my brother speaks like that) but the most popular (according to QI) is a posh Edinburgh accent (like mine!).

Queens Scottish its sometimes called. I find valleys Welsh the most annoying after Glaswegian.
What a half cast weegie accent? Example?
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Like Yorkshire and the West Country

Hate scouser and Birmingham
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Graph, rhymes with laugh.
That’s right. What with the u in there.

Do you have your own language going on there?
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My favourite would be a gentle Bristolian/West Country chunter, as in James May. Eastenders-style "shut it you slaaaag!!" accents make me want to kick things.
Faacking shaaaat it you cockney caaaant
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I like: cockney, scouser, west country, soft scottish, soft welsh, posh southern english (sexy on women)

Don't like: glaswegian, manchester, brummie, geordie, yorkshire and hard nordy irish

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I get to enjoy a few days every year in UK , mostly north of England or Scotland for courses/conferences.

Like the accent around Harrogate (Yorkshire) and Southhampton (south) but all time favourite is Newcastle.
Listening to a talk on complex Surgery in a Geordie accent is like opera for me!
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About 12 miles north west of Birmingham is the town of Dudley, where the accent is like a Brummie accent on steroids. It's ghastly.

It should be classed as a disability.
I was watching Coronation Street the other evening with Woman and some youngfella - it might have been David Platt - went up to the counter in the local caff and deadpanned "'Ave yer owt 'ealthy laaahk?". I shot port out of my nose, I thought it was ludicrously funny.
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Eastenders-style "shut it you slaaaag!!" accents make me want to kick things.
Oi, leave it aaaahhhht!
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I don't mind the Cockney accent but there's one thing that drives me crazy, and that's 'innit'. It's worst in the under 25's, innit, but it's annoying when someone ends almost every sentence with innit. Innit?
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Oh and, a certain James Whitham, former World Superbike hardarse, motorcycle racing commentator and general-purpose legend in his own lunchtime, hails from 'Uddersfield and will respond to any given question with something that sounds like "Eeeeeeee t'booggery-booggery-booggery-booggery nice cuppa tea laaaaahhhhk!!"
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About 12 miles north west of Birmingham is the town of Dudley, where the accent is like a Brummie accent on steroids. It's ghastly.
like this is it?
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Only worse!
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I don't mind the Cockney accent but there's one thing that drives me crazy, and that's 'innit'. It's worst in the under 25's, innit, but it's annoying when someone ends almost every sentence with innit. Innit?
Every sentence is a question, innit?

I ain't done nuffink, 'ave I?
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About 12 miles north west of Birmingham is the town of Dudley, where the accent is like a Brummie accent on steroids. It's ghastly.

It should be classed as a disability.
The Black Country.
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