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12-27-2012, 11:41 PM
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Bawston is one of the most distinctive American accents there is. It's horrible.
It's Bahstin. People from NY/NJ say the aw sound. In fact, the aw sound is completely missing from the Boston accent.

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12-28-2012, 05:28 AM
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Favorite: just about anything from the British Isles, especially on a female
Least Favorite: certain Amurrican southern accents

I don't have a problem with the Sam Elliott:


I have a problem with the Lindsey Graham.

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12-28-2012, 09:20 AM
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Fun fact: When just about anyone in the world says "British" they mean "relating to London."
Not for me. London accent is fine. It's as you go further up north it starts getting out of hand.

Yeah posh accents are annoying, but at least I can understand them and they don't give me an aneurysm trying to figure out what they are saying.


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12-28-2012, 09:39 AM
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Too many to name
Ah yes, your obsession with Kelly from Misfits I can't post the "what the fook is broonch?" clip because it contains swears



And going back to London accents this is quite possibly my favourite clip on the entire internet


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12-28-2012, 02:29 PM
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Spaniards. Hate it so much. It seriously sounds like they have a ball sack in their mouth.

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12-28-2012, 02:51 PM
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12-28-2012, 04:22 PM
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Just as an aside, how many people have heard the stereotypical "Canadian" accent. That really slow speech with pronunciations such as "aboot" or "aboat". I've lived in Canada for 21 years and never met anyone who speaks like that. Basically everyone I've met has had what most people refer to as "general American" accent.

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Thick accents from the Atlantic. Probably really rural areas in Nova Scotia, or Newfoundland.


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Spaniards. Hate it so much. It seriously sounds like they have a ball sack in their mouth.
I am not sure what this sounds like.

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12-28-2012, 05:24 PM
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I am not sure what this sounds like.
Get a girl to multitask and find out.

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This sums up mine as well.

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Just as an aside, how many people have heard the stereotypical "Canadian" accent. That really slow speech with pronunciations such as "aboot" or "aboat". I've lived in Canada for 21 years and never met anyone who speaks like that. Basically everyone I've met has had what most people refer to as "general American" accent.
You mean this?


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12-28-2012, 05:40 PM
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Anyway, new entry for least favourite: Edinburgh

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12-28-2012, 05:57 PM
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You mean this?

That's the one

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12-28-2012, 06:13 PM
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Favorite: just about anything from the British Isles, especially on a female
Least Favorite: certain Amurrican southern accents

I don't have a problem with the Sam Elliott:


I have a problem with the Lindsey Graham.
Sam Elliott's is good.

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12-28-2012, 10:43 PM
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Spaniards. Hate it so much. It seriously sounds like they have a ball sack in their mouth.
Not sure what you mean. My wife and her family are Spanish and I spend a lot of time around the Spanish community in Montreal. Doesn't sound like anything like what you described.

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12-29-2012, 12:12 AM
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Spaniards. Hate it so much. It seriously sounds like they have a ball sack in their mouth.
Lol

Its terrible. Whenever i here one speak the word Barcelona i find myself wondering if theyve had stroke.

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12-29-2012, 12:18 AM
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12-29-2012, 12:20 AM
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Love NZ accent. Scottish and Irish too. You can have so much fun with those 3.

Hate American accents. (all of them).

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Love NZ accent. Scottish and Irish too. You can have so much fun with those 3.

Hate American accents. (all of them).
I know a few Irish people and I don't understand what they're saying half of the time. American isn't bad, but very average and bland.

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12-29-2012, 12:34 AM
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I know a few Irish people and I don't understand what they're saying half of the time. American isn't bad, but very average and bland.

Both Irish and Scottish are hard to understand. Heaps of times when we get drunk we'll talk to random people with those accents. Good times.

Something about American accents that rubs me the wrong way.

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12-29-2012, 12:51 AM
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Both Irish and Scottish are hard to understand. Heaps of times when we get drunk we'll talk to random people with those accents. Good times.

Something about American accents that rubs me the wrong way.
Could be since American accents are so prevalent in entertainment/media so you hear it more often. I enjoy Aussie accents, but if I had to sit through every movie hearing Aussies I'd probably hate the accent the most

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Anyway, new entry for least favourite: Edinburgh
Which one? Morningside accents sound posher than the poshest English one but a Niddrie accent is even more common than a Glaswegian one. The majority of Edinburgh accents are nice, though.

The Aberdonian area is incredibly hard to understand, especially those fae Peterhead, ye ken?

I instantly fall a bit in love with any girl from the Western Isles (Stornoway is the best). Orkney has a great accent too.

I like most foreign accents, but Scouse, posh English and cockney are all horrible for various reasons.

And posh English isn't from London. It's from nowhere. It's a made up boarding school accent.

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