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Old 05-17-2013, 06:00 AM
 
Location: SE UK
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I think it's a general rule. I suppose the UK has some hard to understand accents.

And have you ever met a Swedish person? Most of them do not put on American or British accents. It's just their accent sounds quite 'neutral' to us.
The Sedish / Dutch / Danish people Ive met seem to speak English with English accents to me! Have you heard Jan Molby? He is a Dane that played for Liverpool Football Club and trust me you would think he was nothing but a 'Scouser' if you heard him speak! The answer to the question is going to be different depending on who you ask, I mean I never have any trouble understanding Cockney for example but although I am not a Cockney myself I do live in the SE of England, and Im sure that Scots wouldn't say any Scottish accent is the hardest accent to understand whereas to others its almost un-intelligable! lol
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Old 05-17-2013, 07:19 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Australian accent is hard to get, hey mate
Funny you say that. When I was travelling with a group of European tourists, there was a Danish girl who said my accent and the accent of another Aussie was easier for her to understand than the Brits in the group, so there you go.
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Old 05-17-2013, 07:20 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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The Sedish / Dutch / Danish people Ive met seem to speak English with English accents to me! Have you heard Jan Molby? He is a Dane that played for Liverpool Football Club and trust me you would think he was nothing but a 'Scouser' if you heard him speak! The answer to the question is going to be different depending on who you ask, I mean I never have any trouble understanding Cockney for example but although I am not a Cockney myself I do live in the SE of England, and Im sure that Scots wouldn't say any Scottish accent is the hardest accent to understand whereas to others its almost un-intelligable! lol
A Norwegian lad I met had an accent which sounded sort of English, and might sound English to someone unfamiliar with English accents, but they speak with their own Scandinavian accent.
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