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Jean

Jean Report 24 Jun 2008 15:44

born in isleworth, middx, lived in brentford and chiswick, been here (east midlands) where I live now for over 30 yrs, when I talk to people around here they say, cant you tell that you come from london, or what part of london do you come from.

jean

(¯`*•.¸*Karen on the Coast*(¯`*•.¸

(¯`*•.¸*Karen on the Coast*(¯`*•.¸ Report 24 Jun 2008 14:50

my Dad still has his Irish accent and he's been living here for about 50yrs. my oh hasn't got his accent.......thank God because i hate it.


Karen x

Sheila

Sheila Report 24 Jun 2008 10:54

Derby, Leicester, Swansea, London, West Midlands - all of left their mark on the way I talk, especially if I am talking to Welsh people. Also spend a lot of time among Irish people so have some Irish 'tics' in my speech as well. With that plus the Belgian and Bengali in my lineage, I guess I'm a bit of a mongrel!

S

FUZZY BEAR

FUZZY BEAR Report 24 Jun 2008 10:54

i live in cheshire now but still have a scouse accent...but not a hard plastic one lol

DAVE B

DAVE B Report 24 Jun 2008 10:47

I have Manchester accent hate it!
Davex

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 24 Jun 2008 02:53

Oh Mags, Kiwi girl, you do! I used to go out with a Kiwi diver working in UK and his accent was wonderful.
Mine is Norfolk but with a bit of Buckinghamshire in cos my Dad never quite lost his accent despite living in Norfolk for over 40 years but I have been mistaken for an Aussie before now lol
Because I worked as a p.a. and a receptionist/telephonist among other jobs, I think I have lost a bit of the broadness of the Norfolk accent but if I am talking to broad people it comes back lol
I also tend to pick up an Essex or London accent when with friends from there.
Lizx

Wild Cat

Wild Cat Report 24 Jun 2008 02:16

Cockney & aussie, nope Sorry pass

Onwe

Onwe Report 24 Jun 2008 01:57

Australians have many accents. but not cockney

*Ophelia.taking a break..*

*Ophelia.taking a break..* Report 24 Jun 2008 00:50

Aussies sound like Cockneys!...lol.

MLadyX

MLadyX Report 24 Jun 2008 00:45

Us kiwis dont have an accents - lol

Mags
NZ

*Ophelia.taking a break..*

*Ophelia.taking a break..* Report 24 Jun 2008 00:44

~~~lol..you do so! you dont know it..but you do!..lol

Mick from the Bush

Mick from the Bush Report 24 Jun 2008 00:42

We do not!
Only in American films!

xxx mick

*Ophelia.taking a break..*

*Ophelia.taking a break..* Report 24 Jun 2008 00:39

~~~lol..the images are revolving in my mind!

I think the cockney acccent..is endearing...
bit like...Oliver Twist... A lot of history in it..

Some Australians sound cockney too...

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 24 Jun 2008 00:21

Before I met TW and BC they thought I talk very quiet......as I was normally on the phone to them at work....TW said I quote " I couldnt beleive her big gob when I heard her "

By the way she talks like Pat Butcher and BC sounds like a cockney nun...lol

*Ophelia.taking a break..*

*Ophelia.taking a break..* Report 24 Jun 2008 00:11

~~~sometimes hard to determine accents from that area..~~

I think..be proud of your accent...its part of `you`

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 24 Jun 2008 00:07

by brat Pabs do you army brat ?

I am me ches-hire accent...and right common is it...

as the most of our business is done over the phone I have been asked if I have a lancs yorkshire and even liverpool accent.......deffo northwest..

*Ophelia.taking a break..*

*Ophelia.taking a break..* Report 24 Jun 2008 00:06

~~~A cosmopiltan accent I like to think!~~

*Ophelia.taking a break..*

*Ophelia.taking a break..* Report 24 Jun 2008 00:05

I have what is called a `non` accent....people cant desipher where I come from..
Born up in Sheffield..moved to London..then up to Lincolnshire..then back down to London..now in Brum!

I have a mixture of lincolshire words..and southern words..

" Im Orf to have a barth.."..southern

But words I say have a northern twang..really confuses people!

maggiewinchester

maggiewinchester Report 23 Jun 2008 23:56

Moved lots - had to change my accent to survive!!
Started off very posh - then moved to the NE coast of Scotland aged 5. Just HAD to stop talking like the queen then!!
Moved to various parts of Scotland - only small changes needed.
Moved to Cornwall - no-one could understand me, had to adapt quickly.
Then moved to Devon - had to change rapidly cos some Devonians don't like the Cornish. Went on like this for years, changing my accent to suit where I lived.
I have lived in Hampshire for past 20 years - I beleive I have a bit of a Hampshire 'burr' now - sprinkled with words and phrases from all over the place!!!
I definitely speak differently from my sister, (who also had to change accents) who has lived in Sussex for the past 20 years.
One brother has lied in the New Forest for the past 35 years - and he also has a different accent to me.

My eldest brother is the only one who has retained his 'Prince Charles' way of talking - but he's lived in America where they loved it, and is also in 'the arts' where a bit of pretentiousness goes a long way!! LOL

Mick from the Bush

Mick from the Bush Report 23 Jun 2008 23:55

Me flamin' oath it is Mate!

xxx mick