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  • grynch
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    ok , right off the top this is not a troll … altho I can see where to some it may have a troll like appearance. πŸ™‚

    accents_________________is it only people from “away” that have accents?

    Mrs. and I just spent the weekend in Hertfordshire, and Mrs. ( from Buckinghamshire ) had to translate for me a few times. I have never thought my accent to be that strong ( a bit of Canadian, a bit of not so proper Bostonian ), but it got so I was afraid to talk at all for the dead pan looks I was getting.

    Maybe it was just me, or perhaps my dashing good looks that left people speechless?

    RudeBoy
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    😯

    grynch
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    eh?; say again.

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    I didnt think there was a “buckinghamshire” accent.

    kinda666
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    You want to try havin a black country accent then?? And no i ay a brummie!

    grynch
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    bucks, no.. not to my mind anyway.

    but there was a break in communication between my US/Canadian accent and the locals round Sawbridgeworth ( Herts )

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    Perhaps your todger was hanging out of your trousers

    aP
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    Yow’m loffin arrus, am yow?

    Moses
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    is it only people from “away” that have accents?

    Yes. We recognise people who don’t speak like our day-to-day contacts.
    Tis funny how Brits who pride themselves on not having an accent, will suddenly pride themselves on having a nice English accent when they are in (say) the US.

    hora
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    No offence to any Brummies here but some’ Brummies are really hard to understand. Guess its the same with Yorkshire (folk)

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    They were just pulling your leg. There’s a strong tradition of “Let’s wind up the foreigner” in Hertfordshire. It’s even the County motto: “Be thou fromst Lands O’er the Sea, expect n’ery a welcome in St Albans”….Probably. Either that, or they were impressed by your todger hanging out of your trousers

    grynch
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    nickc, musta been wind up the foreigner then :- (

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    I notice people with a Portsmouth accent, but then I’m from Southampton so not surprising!

    smiffy
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    I didn’t think there was much of an accent in rural Hampshire until I moved away, now it sounds really strong, loik. Pompey always sounded really strong to me, the way they go “dayn the tayn an’ rayn th’ranynabayt onna fuchan mudderboik” but after 13 years the bumkins (loik oi wuz) sound just as different.

    I haven’t started saying “tidy see, is it?” yet. much.

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    You want to try being Northumbrian.

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    lol @ smiffy!

    I work in london a lot, and do tend to accentuate moi ‘ampshire ‘aaaaccent when it suits, in negotiations loik πŸ™‚ They feel sorry for me or fink i’m dumb or summink – til oi lands the deal

    kinda666
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    As a yamyam i would probably say the brummie accent is easier to understand than black country one, and yes there is quite a big difference! Brummies have a larrrf and we have a laff! πŸ˜€

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    You want to try being Northumbrian

    No thanks.

    It’s bad enough being RP in this part of The North (Manchester), let alone *up there*.

    MrSparkle
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    I’m from Bolton and moved a couple of miles up the road to Darwen and the change in accent is really pronounced. The locals say stuff like ‘Marrrs barr’ and ‘plaaaaster’

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    No offence to any Brummies here but some’ Brummies are really hard to understand. Guess its the same with Yorkshire

    you are having a laugh right?

    girls with accents (apart from ‘london’ are sooo sexy)

    RudeBoy
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    It’s because you stole Christmas.

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    It’s when accents mix that confuses people. I lived in New Zealand for a while and when i came home my accent was a strange mix of Brummy (where i’m from), Northamptonshire (where i went to uni) and Kiwi (where i lived). people really did not know what to make of it.

    I also picked up all kinds of strange phrases the different area, saying “sweet as bro” to a bartender in the @rse end of Brum got me some very strange looks.

    tinker-belle
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    You all have accents, if you ask me, but I’m from a land far, far away… πŸ˜‰

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    which bit is the arse end of brum?

    kinda666
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    All of it!

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    Jeremy Clarkson once described Birmingham as being like a bath:

    ‘nothing in the middle and a ring of scum round the outside’

    It was a long time ago he said that

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    I think that particular bar was Scruffy’s in Dale End, though i may be wrong.

    I live in Halesowen, so on the border of Yamyam and Brummy area.

    kinda666
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    Yamyams rule and brummies drool! πŸ˜†

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