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10-02-2019, 23:06   #31
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Most really - cannot understand the N.I. accent hate. Yum!

The only one I really dislike is the strong south-west England accent: "Oi've got a brand new comboine 'arvester", Vicky Pollard etc.
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10-02-2019, 23:15   #32
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Most really - cannot understand the N.I. accent hate. Yum!

The only one I really dislike is the strong south-west England accent: "Oi've got a brand new comboine 'arvester", Vicky Pollard etc.
It’s very difficult to take any one seriously when they sound like Worzel Gummidge
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It’s very difficult to take any one seriously when they sound like Worzel Gummidge
I should have sympathy, being from Cork, but I reserve that sympathy for people from Liverpool.
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10-02-2019, 23:37   #34
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Scottish accents of course like Irish accents vary wildly. Worked with a Scottish man once where his employment was short lived but couldn't understand a single word. On the other hand I was talking to a guy from Edinburgh just the other day and he sounded like The Bodyguard star. He looked like him as well coincidently. Quite strong but in no way difficult to decipher. Quite liked it actually.

In fact thats my answer to favorite, Edinburgh . Least favorite, well it would be hard to pick the worst. Brummie (Birmingham) /Scouser (Liverpool) really grates I feel. Joint Worst. No actually, I'll give it to Scouser. Steven Gerrard's, the footy player, is so whiney. It's like the accent is a by-product of living for years in a deprived area when generations before do noting but complain about their lot.
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When them girls from Geordie Shore talk I want to get sick, it has to be the worst
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10-02-2019, 23:55   #36
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When them girls from Geordie Shore talk I want to get sick, it has to be the worst
I actually like that accent when it's milder. But yeah, as with any accent (whether posh or not) when it's TOO strong, it's grating.
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I like the sound of the Birmingham accent.
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I like the sound of the Birmingham accent.
The heavy metal accent!
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Have some friends from Burnley and quite like their accent, guess that might be close to a Manchester accent? And Im also a fan of the Scouse accent too tbh, so I seem to be the polar opposite of the people polled!
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I like the soft NI accent, not the Belfast, which sounds harsh. I'm originally from the south of England, Thames Valley, which isn't too bad. My cousins call this country "Eye-lind", which really irritates me.
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Very interesting poll results. I wonder how different the results might have been back in the 1970s or 80s when relations were weak between these two countries and the IRA were setting off bombs in England.

My Dad worked over there during a lot of that time, and deliberately altered his accent for the avoidance of grief. Not just because of the IRA, but because of a wider suspicion of Irish people in his field of work (construction - a lot of people wouldn't have taken 'Paddy' seriously, even knowing he was an engineer, or whatever)
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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.
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Any accent that pronounces Graph “Graff”.

****ing Philistines.
It’s grap-eh, right?
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That one's news to me. I may be an idiot but in all my working life I've never heard it pronounced like anything other than graf.
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That one's news to me. I may be an idiot but in all my working life I've never heard it pronounced like anything other than graf.
Graph, rhymes with laugh.
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