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Old 04-11-2008, 11:18 AM
 
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I've been told the purest English accent is the "Middle Atlantic" accent (think Bermuda ?) :what is this mysterious accent ? Intriguing.
I like the Californian accent, easier for a foreigner, or the newyorker slang with all these yiddish and german expressions.
The Southern drawls sound exotic to me, not easy to understand but worth a try.
GP English is fine with me (it has a soothing dimension,I imagine teatime conversation between old-time ladies) even Cockney (which to my ear has something American), but
The other British accents (Welsh, Cornish, Birmingham ) I'm not familiar with.
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Old 04-11-2008, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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I love the southern accent. I had a completely different accent before, but the southern accent is rubbing off on me.
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Old 02-03-2009, 04:18 PM
 
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Default Boston Accent is very different from an Ozzie Accent

I lived in Japan for several years and I was asked numerous times by both Americans and Canadians if I was Australian.[/quote]

I grew up South of Boston in what is called the South Shore and have a pretty thick Boston accent and was involed with a women from Melbourne and trust me our accents were as distinct from one another as night and day.While it is true that both accents drop the r in Bostonian English is it more pronunced and cruder not just cah for car but cahh. Also ,the Aussie accent is more high pitched the Boston accent is deeper and more guteral. When Aussies talk they almost sound as if there singing and jovial Bostonians come accross like there pissed off about everything and we have a distinct dark sarcastic hostile sense of humor. Stereotype Aussie saying G Day - Typical Bostonian -Why ya sayin good day ahhshole I don't know ya what ahh ya retahhhdid (retarded) ?

Some other differences .Aussies do not have the superiority complex that Boston has cause we thinkl we are the center of the Universe The Hub -and are so wicked smahht cause we gut Hahhvad ,MIT ,BU BC and Nothheastin.

Boston is a unique place almost a nationality in and of itself.

Here is typical Boston humor

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Old 02-03-2009, 04:45 PM
 
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The New Orleans accent (I think its calle Yat???) is my favorite, especially when I hear a girl speak it

And I like that DMV accent (DC, Maryland, VA) especially the closer you get to Baltimore. It cracks me up how they make thier "o's" sound like "u's"
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Old 02-03-2009, 11:29 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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Philly........ wudder
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Old 02-04-2009, 01:31 AM
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love that tough guy New York accent
New Orleans accent such as Harry Connick Jr.
British accent such as George Michael
Australian
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Old 02-04-2009, 05:53 AM
 
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love that tough guy New York accent
New Orleans accent such as Harry Connick Jr.
British accent such as George Michael
Australian
British accents are the best.

My out of state friends get afraid when I get mad since my NY accent gets a lot stronger
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Old 02-04-2009, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Philly........ wudder
It's wooder.
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:25 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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British accents are the best.
A wise man once told me that the British accent is a result of the more capable English speakers moving to the U.S. This allowed the British accent to deteriorate to its current state, which is essentially a bunch of mis-pronounced words.

Any truth to this?
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Old 09-17-2011, 06:30 AM
 
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I will tell you right now that there are many British accents and none of them sound the way you think. The accent you here spoken by British celebrities is R.P. (Received Pronunciation). It is basically what General American is to us. The most neutral accent that is understandable to everybody in the country. We have more GA speakers here than they have RP speakers. I speak with the GA accent. RP is really only spoken by celebrities and the Royal Family, lol. Nobody in England with the exception of a handful actually talks like that. If you heard people who didn't talk like that, you probably wouldn't understand them. The British accents of the common citizens aren't polished nor do they give the appearance of intelligence to people, lol. They shorten words and use slang just like us.
That is so true. There are some really cool accents in britain though and they are completely different to the RP accent. Scouse is my favourite.
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