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Accents and dialects

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GeordiePride Report 7 Feb 2013 15:35

I have lived in the Northeast all my life and as David pointed out there is many variations of the Geordie Accent. I have been told that I sound a bit like Roger Moore with a little Geordie mixed in.



Dermot Report 7 Feb 2013 16:25

"And anover fink ...."

If youngsters hear incorrectly spoken words by their seniors, I suppose they could fall into the same slovenly trap.

In Wales, they ‘talk tidy’!


FootieAngel Report 7 Feb 2013 16:35

Yes Merlin the pig on the wall I remember it well up by the Square in the Lower Gornal end x


GlasgowLass Report 7 Feb 2013 16:47

I think you may be right Dermot.
I read an article recently re spoken English.
For many years the accolade for the best English speakers went to Inverness but, apparently Invernessians are no longer top of their game!

The Welsh are now regarded as the best English Speakers in the UK.


Janet Report 7 Feb 2013 16:53

I don't like listening to any regional accents on the television. On the One Show the other night they were talking about the uproar during the war when they decided to put an actor, as he was then, to read the news in a regional accent so that the foreigners couldn't understand the English being spoken. The name of the broadcaster was Wilfred Pickles who, with an accent from Halifax, caused furore from the Home Counties saying that they didn't understand a word that he said.

His broadcast was played again and the only word that could be recognised as Yorkshire pronunciation was the word 'aircraft' which they expected to be pronounced aircrahhhhhhft.-jl


BarbinSGlos Report 7 Feb 2013 16:57

Janet, you wouldn,t like having a chat with me then. LOL


Janet Report 7 Feb 2013 17:06

Barbinglos I am sure that if I don't have to communicate via the medium of television we would get on like a house on fire. I travel to Bristol quite a lot and enjoy listening to the locals, but that doesn't mean I want to listen to Vicki Pollard presenting some interesting program and being sidetracked into listening to the accent instead of listening to the content. -jl


David Report 7 Feb 2013 18:15

There's a small village a few miles north of Newcastle called ULGHAM
Unpronouncable? not at all.
It's called UFFAM dunno why

H'way the lads


JustJohn Report 7 Feb 2013 18:30

On first page, I had all my 3 posts reported for review. All have been reinstated, but can ANYONE believe they were reported? Well, I guess one person can :-D :-D


FootieAngel Report 7 Feb 2013 18:34

JLC I have enough of my own posts being reviewed without rr others.


JustJohn Report 7 Feb 2013 18:39

I thought I must have put something bad to be rr'd two or three times on this fun thread. But was pretty sure it was just somebody playing silly beggars.

Anyroad, oim off along hoss rud, down bonc and along cut fer me dinna. To see me uncles Ayli and Aynuch, owd cocker :-) ;-)


Eeyore13 Report 7 Feb 2013 19:53

You don't have to do anything bad to get reported John...some people just do it 'cause they're sad.


JustJohn Report 7 Feb 2013 19:59

Eeyore. In over 6 months now, I have only reported two people (one of them admittedly 7 times!!!). And every time I told them it was me and why.

I think that is the least a reportee can say. Two of the people who have reported me have said immediately it was them and why. I can respect that. :-D Most of all, I hate those who go for an innocent Opening Post - particularly when it means an interesting thread is whooshed completely. :-(


LaGooner Report 7 Feb 2013 19:59

My Gawd can't you speak proper like what I do. ;-). I'm off for a cup of Rosie now then a trip up the frog and toad.


Eeyore13 Report 7 Feb 2013 20:04

Ah well if someone rr's the opening post it can't be deleted & it can go rogue & you can't do jack about I said, SAD.


GinN Report 7 Feb 2013 20:07

Having lived in Norfolk for nearly 29 years, I've lost a bit of my Geordie accent, but lapse a bit when I visit the North East. We've all got different accents in my family - Hubby is Lincolnshire, and our daughter is a sort of well spoken Norfolk, if there's such a thing! A pure Norfolk accent is hard to find these days. More likely to find an Eastern European one!


David Report 7 Feb 2013 20:37

My Father was from Belfast Co.Antrim.He blended in well with Geordies.


TheBlackKnight Report 7 Feb 2013 20:51

I went to Dudley once & thought they accent sounded like a drunk talking into a bottle with a mouthful of BS


FootieAngel Report 7 Feb 2013 21:15

Strange that Black Knight! Other people say different. Im still proud of who I am and dont need to hide it.


JustJohn Report 7 Feb 2013 21:20

BK. I doubt you could ever speak correct and historical Chaucerian English - or even understand it. I expect you speak the mangled modern version as practised by Prince Charles and Brian Sewell.

How very sad :-( :-( :-( :-(