If you could have a different accent?

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  1. JustinStacey.x

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    It's because 'red necks' (and Americans in general) are given a really bad name and yet every single American I've spoken to has been nice as pie to me - even southerners.
     
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    Oh yes - the majority of Americans are very friendly, approachable and easy to get along with. They're just horribly obtuse, and lack any modicum of either intelligence or common sense.
     
  3. JustinStacey.x

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    I can see what you mean but I don't think that is a very nice statement... it's not quite that black and white.
     
  4. Lower Quadrant

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    Being a pseudo Brummie from Saltley,we got about a bit,and I found that the soft Hampshire burr at Eastleigh was easy on the ear.The loudest were the Thornaby lads at Rotherham messroom.I could listen to the South Wales accent for hours.Reading and its Berkshire accent is rather pleasant too.I sometimes fall into the accent of wherever I am,and do get strange looks.Apparently,the act of mimicking an accent is know as social badging,i.e. You want to be accepted as a local.An elder brother met a cockney gel and moved dahn there,and now has a East Anglia twang,living in Ipswich.Strange,innit?
     
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    Americans have more common sense than people (or at least the government) in this country!!!
     
  6. Ilove165's

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    I'd have to go for a proper Northerner accent..it sucks having a posh-ish/northern hybrid one!
     
  7. SouthEastern-465

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    There train's may look ugly but got to agree with you, I think they have the same intelligence as anyone else on the planet and just pronounce things diffrent and spell things diffrent than us.

    But there goverment gives proper sentances to people who commit crimes etc...
     
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    I'd like to get my Hampshire accent back, I've lost it & got a vile Surrey one instead. <D

    However if I had to make a choice of any other accent, other than my Hampshire one, then it'd be a tough call between a NE accent, either Geordie/Mackem or Smoggy or Bristolian/Somerset one.
     
  9. SouthEastern-465

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    Aslong as I dont get a polish accent I could not care!
     
  10. MrCub

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    I have received pronunciation. I love it and wouldn't change it. If I HAD to change it, I find the Scottish and Irish accents lovely.
     
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    Still understand "Wheese keys are these keys?" :)
     
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    I'd rather have my 'Proper' Yorkshire accent as opposed to having to make it more 'Yorkshire',basically,i have a Yorkshire accent but have learnt not to use it somehow!
     
  13. Lower Quadrant

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    At one time received pronunciation would be called BBC English.The dreaded Estuary English is now the norm south of Rugby,I would say.London has its own separate accents.East End speak: Miw Waw for Millwall.I mean...what?;)
     
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    Cockney or New Yorker...love em!
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    Ive always gotten along with Americans very well! Was on holiday in Arizona not long ago and they was all friendly, same in L.A. and New York!
     
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    Hail all! <D
    1. Very deep Yorkshire or Norwegen (Viking): I don't think this one requires an explanation, as ye all know very well which my favourite period in history is! <D
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    2. North Glaswegen: Although slightly less deep than the above, still a truly fearsome accent with which to strike fear into the hearts of my enemies! <D
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    3. Geordie: An accent from the land o' Dog (Or "Newcastle Broon" for those awa' o' the Tyne!) can't be a bad thing! 8)
     
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    Will be a bad thing when they shift production to Taddy...
     
  17. SouthEastern-465

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    Thinking about it I'll keep the accent I got for the moment being!
     
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    Oh! How very Butch. [no offence meant]<D
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    Accent? Brummie, South African. New Zealand.
     
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    Jamaican accent
     
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    Id have an accent like no other, one that I can call my own and everyone is amazed by it..failing that Scoucer will do fine! as well as a nice home next to anfield :D
     
  21. Death

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    Pardon my grammar correction there 37401, but I believe that the correct pronounciation is a field. :!::lol::razz:

    I'm joking of course...And I know exactly what Liverpool's home ground is called! <D
     
  22. poshbakerloo

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    I would love a New Yorker accent
     
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    Would you? Get a GF from New York and you can love it all day. :D
     
  24. Ivo

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    Not a Reds fan, I assume? Come join the decent half of Liverpool! :D [Hint: The decent half does not play in red.]

    Anyway, to answer the question, I think I would like a German accent, possibly with a bit of Yorkshire thrown in. But to be honest, I'm happy with what I actually have... I'd take my fake Estuary accent [fake because it's a "posh" version of it] over a real one, never mind Cockney etc, any day.
     
  25. Darandio

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    You are not the only one. It is something I wanted ever since the Grolsch adverts but then it changed, all due to this tool.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZnoP4sUV90
     
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