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Accents and dialects

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AnninGlos Report 8 Feb 2013 22:07

:-D BC. And Island. My accent is not as broad as Barb's post lol! I don't use the West Country speech as such, at least not that I am aware of. OH's father used to speak something like that Barb although Devon is different to Glos, and Glos is different to Forest :-D I have probably absorbed a mixture of all and some of Hampshire is similar too so I am a bit of a hybrid. As an example I use the long A in bath (Barth not bath). Working with the services though for 20 years I got used to hearing most accents. The hardest one to understand for me when I was hard of hearing before I had hearing aids, was a Glaswegian accent, difficult to lip read to help. The worst interview for a job I ever had was by a Glaswegian man with a beard. Couldn't hear him and couldn't read his mouth.


FootieAngel Report 8 Feb 2013 21:10

When I first can to Essex Jax I really thought thats how ppl spoke, but they don't I like the accent now Im used to it. Im not sure if its strong enough to cover my drawl, but when I go home the can hear it a little in my voice.


David Report 8 Feb 2013 21:09

Are you reading that paper your'e sitting on?


jax Report 8 Feb 2013 21:07

Most of the filming in Towie from what I could see, was in Brentwood....In all the years I lived in that town....cannot say I have heard anyone speak like that, nor in any of the other Essex places I have lived and worked.

There a a few accent's I do not like...well they may grate on me a bit, but would not be so insulting as to say which ones on here


FootieAngel Report 8 Feb 2013 21:03

David, Rab C Nesbitt used to make me laff so much. Even with the swearing x


FootieAngel Report 8 Feb 2013 21:02

Cheers Foggy yep been too long had stuff to do - in the meantime my subs gone up triple so gunna be abt a fair bit. trust yur keeping well. Its been a while since Shrewsbury x


Foggy Report 8 Feb 2013 20:58

Hello young Mel, lovely to see you on here again.


David Report 8 Feb 2013 20:57

See you,see me :-D :-D


FootieAngel Report 8 Feb 2013 20:56

Hi Foggy you have a very soft accent if I remember right.

JGee Oi Wassup wit the Wrenna!!! JLC You call yourself a Midlander Wrens Nest National Reserve - The estate is slightly better than the Priory >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> from JGee x

I'm getting used to the Essex accent now I know what they are saying - they day arf spake weird - but its not like TOWIE or Rylan!


Foggy Report 8 Feb 2013 20:55

LOL, David,

All my ancestors from parents are Scott's, so no problem...LOL.



David Report 8 Feb 2013 20:53

Would you like to to attempt a conversersation with Rab C Nesbitt?


Foggy Report 8 Feb 2013 20:43

I really don't mind any accent so long as its not overdone and becomes non understandable.

I find some a little hard like Glaswegian or northern Ireland, but hey Ho still OK.
Myself as I am originally from London I expect you would say I am a cockney.



BarbinSGlos Report 8 Feb 2013 20:28

John, you always go silent when you hear west country or Essex accents?? lol

Dont know anyone from those parts then

;-) ;-) ;-) ;-)


JustJohn Report 8 Feb 2013 20:19

Always go silent when I hear a West Country or Essex accent (like on telly).

Awww. Come on. Not everyone on this thread can come from Gloucestershire, Avon and Essex :-( :-( :-(


BarbinSGlos Report 8 Feb 2013 20:13

Wheres Island

I cassant see she nowhere :-| :-| :-| :-| :-| :-|

Dont talk to me John

gotta accent see!!!


JustJohn Report 8 Feb 2013 20:10

Anne :-D The Wrekin is that hill on the left of M54 as you approach Shrewsbury. Have a job Febrezing that :-D ;-)

Well, I'll go to the foot of our stairs :-0 :-0


jgee Report 8 Feb 2013 20:08

JLC.The wrenna is a estate .. and its worse than go around the wrekin lol..

The crooked house is great ..i prefer to sit outside... as its that crooked i wouldnt need a drink .. went in a long time ago ..made me feel very dizzy ..



BarbinSGlos Report 8 Feb 2013 19:47

Anne :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D


GlasgowLass Report 8 Feb 2013 19:45

Hey John,
If you went round Reekin where I live, no doubt someone would.... Febreze you!


JustJohn Report 8 Feb 2013 19:29

FootieAngel. What is the Wrenna? Never heard that. Av bin gooing round Reekin trying to find out :-S :-S :-S