Who does not have an accent from the countries listed above?
I think I got 'em all, if not, add yours in.
im pretty sure everybody is just gonna vote for their country lol
I really have no newfoundlander accent, but im sure id sound pretty different than most people here
the brits have no accent, unless they are from liverpool,
newcastle-upon-tyne, cardiff, edinburgh and birmingham!:laughing:
i for one, have a little bit of a base cambridge/london english accent!
i cant think of anything but oz to call you!:laughing: :wink2:
It's a funny thing about accents, they always belong to someone else. I
was brought up with my Ayreshire raised Scottish grandfather and he sounded
pretty normal to me even though others had a hard time interpreting his
hoots, toots and ach ayes.
I've noticed there are some fairly smooth US/Canadian accents, but there is one that really irks me when uttered by the young females on tv interviews... my guess is it's West Coast, but it has an over emphasis on the already emphasised guttural "R" and the voice is loud enough to reverse the Humboldt Current with severe consequences to El Nino.
Poms are gradually getting a Neighbours accent, so won't be long before they sound like us.
Kiwis are South Pacific Poms and have managed to mangle the Scottish vowels with Australian pronunciation. They are only good as a wind break from the Antarctic breezes.
The true Irish accent sounds fairly good, for about 5 minutes then you wish they would just stop the charade.
And that nasal "strine" accent Australians like to put on when overseas should be bottled and sold as embarassment aerosol.
Worst accent ever = Dr House :mrgreen:
He does it well for a pom though.
Whenever I travel I get made fun of for saying "wicked" a lot. Not really an accent, but it's in the ballpark.
wicked :orglaugh: (why?)
Doesn't everyone have an accent? It's like a fingerprint, unique to the area...in a sense.
thats one way of putting it!
i think that was the whole premise of the thread
Wicked's like Sweet, Awesome, etc. here lol...At least it does here lol.
You'd say like mad in the context that Giant was referring to lol.
My experience shows that Canada actually has several accents. I myself have a country(Saskatchewan) accent, as noted by several people. It really is unique to us, just like bunnyhugs are.
It's used in place of really.
It's wicked hot out.
I always thought it was normal to say, but I guess it's primarily a New England thing, especially Boston.
Even I know "wicked" was the hip happenin' word about 10 years ago.:wink2:
I agree. Not because I'm a Brit, but because that's the sort of 'English' we think of when talking about the English language. I don't know, I suppose I understand that everybody has an accent, just some more so than others. I also think it depends on the place you are from in the UK as you said, Jamie. I have the toned down London type accent, too...Home Counties I guess. I hate it when us Brits are played on TV programmes by US actors, they always use the stereotypical 'posh' accent....like Mr.Grant....:laughing: :ohcrap:
..or the cockney villain:ohcrap:
Yes, although I think that's often dilliberate and used by true Brits, lol....(Excuse the pun, Jamie, lol)
i think i made myself unclear???:ohcrap:
i know what "wicked" means, i just asked why people make fun at him saying "wicked", im used to the word, as its mostly used with the surf culture here in Devon and Cornwall!
i dont mind the pun cliffy:laughing:
I guess it's not so common in some places.
Also, what do you guys eat?:
Hoagies, subs, grinders, hereos, or something else crazy?
we have Subway here, so i guess its subs :laughing:
no accent? midwest US FTW!
It aint a sub it's called a POBOY!!!!!!
Well then why is there a poll? Maybe I'm just confusing myself. I'm ready for the long weekend. BTW...I like my accent...ya'll hear that?:mrgreen:
synthetictrust made a comment ... "accent? who? me?" or similar, so then a
facetious poll was started "who doesn't have accents?"
.... or so goes my understanding of this thread.
I guess there were two reasons for this thread...A kinda census and to see which country invented Engish and who copied it :laughing:.
Yes, I saw that in the random thread. I guess when thinking of it like that, it makes more sense. I guess I was taking it too literally. It happens...you know, overanalyze. Blah. I'm going to bed.
We copied it....from the you lot :laughing: :ohcrap:
If everybody believes something is true, then doesn't that mean it is true? :laughing: