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Regional Accents.

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Dermot

Dermot Report 26 Sep 2013 19:05

'The Devon accent is thought to be the friendliest, while the Liverpool accent is the most unfriendly'.

ITV this evening @ 7:30, if interested.

Mersey

Mersey Report 26 Sep 2013 19:19

*Tuts* thats so not true :-| :-|

Mind you I am a nice scouser with a friendly accent with a bit of mancunian as well...or so people say...... :-D :-D ;-)

Barbinsglos

Barbinsglos Report 26 Sep 2013 19:24

On my hols I heard all sorts of accents and loved them all :-D

ButtercupFields

ButtercupFields Report 26 Sep 2013 19:29

I thought the Clare accent was the best, Dermot? :-D :-D

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 26 Sep 2013 22:50

My English teacher was from Aberdeen. I loved that accent. She used to say girrrrrll for girl. And any Southern Ireland accent is just wonderful.

Do you remember Dr Finlay's casebook? Janet. What a lovely accent. I think she came from some islands off west coast of Ireland :-) :-)

Sharron

Sharron Report 26 Sep 2013 22:54

Some Irish bloke rung up from the Inland Revenue about OH's tax.

I didn't really know what the hell he was talking about but I did mamageto keep him talking for ages. I was using it a bit like a chat line.

GinN

GinN Report 26 Sep 2013 22:57

The Geordie accent is very often used in adverts and all aspects of TV - It's often perceived as being the most friendly and trusted accent.

Or am I just biased - cos to me, it's home! :-) :-) :-)

Trish Devon

Trish Devon Report 26 Sep 2013 23:02

I like all accents,as long as I can understand them.lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I really dislike cold callers,especially if they have strong accents,
I can't understand a word they are saying,I'm not talking about overseas callers either.
At least try to pronounce words,so that you are understood.
:-D :-D :-D

Wend

Wend Report 26 Sep 2013 23:14

So agree with you Trish :-|

As far as I'm concerned, BC is definitely Linda in the Archers - I always think of her when I hear her. I know I'm totally wrong, but I can't help it :-D

maggiewinchester

maggiewinchester Report 26 Sep 2013 23:22

I heard that too, GeordieinNorfolk.
I'm sure the Tax Office uses Geordies in their call centre

Trish Devon

Trish Devon Report 26 Sep 2013 23:22

I didn't see the program,
how did they come to that conclusion?

I am from Devon,I don't agree,OH ARRR.!!!! lol!!!!

I like the Liverpool accent,what's unfriendly about it?
:-D :-D :-D

ButtercupFields

ButtercupFields Report 27 Sep 2013 07:46

:-D :-D@ Wend.....now I know what you think of me... Linda in the Archers....'pretentious and domineering'..lolol...wipe that out of your memory, dahlink, and replace with a cross between Terry Wogan and Gloria Hunniford and a dollop of Mrs Doyle :-D :-D <3

Dermot

Dermot Report 27 Sep 2013 09:03

A family were left speechless when their newly-adopted parrot started swearing at them - in a Welsh accent.

Kay????

Kay???? Report 27 Sep 2013 09:57

BC you have the voice of a sweet young colleen ,so you do,so you do,so you do.......


and nothing like Terry Wogan.


Mrs Brown,,,,,,,,,yes but not old Terry....... ;-) :-D :-D :-D <3

Maryanna

Maryanna Report 27 Sep 2013 10:11

Well, I can't understand a word anyone says in Minehead, Trish.

They are all either Welsh, Brummie or Polish !!

Lots of Webbers though, My Loverrrrr.

M :-)

Ooops, nearly forgot my lovely local daughter in law, who has a very " gentle " accent.

Barbra

Barbra Report 27 Sep 2013 13:16

Geordie accents for me .& southern Ireland .could talk for hrs on the phone as long as they are paying :-D

Barry_

Barry_ Report 27 Sep 2013 15:17

“A family were left speechless when their newly-adopted parrot started swearing at them - in a Welsh accent.”
Dermot, methinks JohnLM has spread his thoughts and words beyond GR!

Having just returned from Geordieland this lovely accent ALWAYS gets my vote.
Listen to a girl (I married the best) just out of her teens speaking Geordie very slowly.
It’s really heaven to listen to her.
Sadly, these days the word ‘pet’ is rarely heard.

I like the soft Irish tones from County Cork and County Kerry in the South.
The worst EVER accent for me is Belfast. Uggh!
I still recall some of the lads 50 + years ago talking from when we joined up.

Our next door neighbour from Belfast ‘visits’ home regularly.
She recently told me she went into a supermarket and a black girl was at the checkout
This girl she discovered had the broadest Belfast accent.
Neighbour told me they both burst out laughing and chatting heartily.

Not sure about the west coast accent. However, I love old Robert Newton and his Long John Silver brogue.
“Ha harrr, Jim, Lad! Avast and belay, ye swabs!!”

I just discovered Pirate Speak Day passed earlier this month.

Do you want to hear BEAUTIFUL English spoken the way it should be?
A quick trip to New Delhi, India, is your true answer.
I’m not talking about the motor boat ‘phut, but, phut, but’ lingo you’ll hear in Bradford or on the telephone, either!
Do listen to the old ladies dressed in saris. They speak every word as if for their first time.
Absolutely magic – quite an education in pronunciation, believe me.

IMHO, there’s a big country ruining the English language.
We gave it to ‘em, too! (The country and our language!)
Bill Gates, ya gotta lot to answer!!

Have a lovely weekend, everyone.

Ciao!

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 27 Sep 2013 15:45

Barry. Nobody swears in a Welsh accent. I would suggest that the parrot already swore, and developed the accent whilst living in Wales ;-). Who's a teidi boy then?

Barry_

Barry_ Report 27 Sep 2013 15:54

"Who's a teidi boy then?"

Norra clue, bonny lad!

Barbinsglos

Barbinsglos Report 27 Sep 2013 16:00

Barry, was that West Country, or what west coast ??

just asking ;-)