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Barbinsglos

Barbinsglos Report 8 Feb 2013 19:07

Island, Oi yer, wat bis saying bout w country accents .
Ow dust thee read I then. Scotta tell i when thees gotta minit ok ;-)

jax

jax Report 8 Feb 2013 18:55

Wonder what the difference is between an Essex accent to anywhere else in the south east?

Island

Island Report 8 Feb 2013 18:36

That's what I would have thought too BC! :-D I'm surprised to read that Ann has a west country accent, isn't it odd how we 'read' some members posts?

:-D :-D

ButtercupFields

ButtercupFields Report 8 Feb 2013 18:32

:-D Ann, for some unknown reason I have always thought you would speak a bit like Penelope Keith :-D <3

Barbinsglos

Barbinsglos Report 8 Feb 2013 18:22

Happened to me too Ann
I have a west country accent but not quite as broad as some. I worked in a divisional office of a large national company and when we used to meet up at annual conferences one of my girls was asked where her piece of straw was.

I have read above that JLC hates the Bristol accent. I think I might just be able to live with that LOL

Have lived in London and Nottingham was lovely and people so friendly.

:-)

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 8 Feb 2013 17:55

Brought up in Hampshire, married to a Devonian and living in Gloucester. I have a west country accent. Even to my own ears if I hear a recording of my voice it is a very broad accent. I lost my Hampshire accent some time back. Lived 5 years in Essex, then 8 in the Forest of dean, then 10 in Bedfordshire and now 20 in Gloucestershire. When we lived in Beds phoning at work my voice was always recognised on the phone. One male in particular used to say 'ooh aar' when I answered the phone. :-D

David

David Report 8 Feb 2013 16:31



we say it's passion down

FootieAngel

FootieAngel Report 8 Feb 2013 16:15

Merlin the crooked house is still there. more recently it was the epicentre of a couple of earhquakes. The best way to visit is on the black country beer bus. i havent been on though as like Jgee im not a drinker.

JackBunion

JackBunion Report 8 Feb 2013 14:41

Crooked House? Is that still going? Himley?

Barman would put a pint on the counter and it would slowly slide 20 feet down to the customer. My favourite tipple in those days (teetotal for 30 years now) was Banks Mild. Like cream. :-D

Merlin

Merlin Report 8 Feb 2013 14:35

Think the B.S. Reference was for "Bank,s Special" or Old Ale as it was once called,Have to pop down to the "Crooked House and have a couple :-D :-D

DIZZI

DIZZI Report 8 Feb 2013 14:23

WOT...WOT,,,,,,,WOT
CANT UNDERSTAND YOUR ACCENTS

TheBlackKnight

TheBlackKnight Report 8 Feb 2013 11:22

Dermot...maybe they're just tweeting- birds are into twitter lol

EDIT. John, singing is a different matter Welsh Choirs are amazing & I do like Kathryn Jenkins

Dermot

Dermot Report 8 Feb 2013 11:19

There are a few blackbirds twittering in my back garden every day but I cannot understand a word they say. Perhaps they are just thanking me for the birdseed I set out for them.

JackBunion

JackBunion Report 8 Feb 2013 11:17

BK. Think you must have fond memories of long ago on a date with a South Walian.

My OH is North Walian and has most lovely, gentle accent. Her father (also North Wales) had the most beautiful speaking and singing voice.

Round here in Valleys, it can be gentle or harsh. Remember the big girl from Tylorstown on one of the Big Brothers? She was a tremendous character - may have been on same series as young lifeguard from Blaenau Ffestiniog. But soft and musical :-S Hmmm :-)

English accents? Love North Lancashire, North Yorkshire, Black Country, Shropshire, Fens, Cornwall. Hate Brum, Essex, Bristol.

TheBlackKnight

TheBlackKnight Report 8 Feb 2013 11:05

babychamjgee we have met & I know you do & you spoke clearly but when I was in the shop with many others talking to each other it sounded drunk & it was Baffling Stuff!

FootieAngel I met some lovely people that weekend & still talk to most of them. So you see you were not the only person there. A lot of people were discussing black country accents on here, am I not allowed, because you're not allowed to tell me what to do on here.

Yes John we are here still but is that said with the north or south accent because I find the north accent very harsh but the south is so soft and musical.

JackBunion

JackBunion Report 8 Feb 2013 09:59

Yma o hyd ( We are here still) :-D

Words are so different in south to north. Have spent now a few years in both and a few favourites are:
lobscows - lamb stew
tshampion - champion
Ciarydyms - people who lived badly, did not care a d*mn.

And it is raining - "cathod a chwn", "cyllyll a ffyrc" Cats and dogs, knives and forks. :-D

jgee

jgee Report 8 Feb 2013 09:37

Morning all ..

What is BS Blacknight ...

I speak the Dudley lingo so would like to know..

As for sounding like drunks ..think you got that wrong ..cos i dont drink at all .. never have ..

I like to hear the welsh speak..
I like to hear the welsh speak .....

FootieAngel

FootieAngel Report 8 Feb 2013 07:36

Which narrows it down to one! Case closed! Surely you have better things to do than trying to wind me up on my own threads.

TheBlackKnight

TheBlackKnight Report 7 Feb 2013 21:44

I was meaning when we went to Dudley Zoo. My memory is fine thanks.

FootieAngel

FootieAngel Report 7 Feb 2013 21:38

Ah come on you only met two locals that day. surely its not the other you mean? Besides we have spoke on the phone oh wait silly me you have erased that from memory!