to love regional accents

(183 Posts)
Owllady Tue 13-May-14 19:51:24

And love having one myself smile ?

(Has this been done beforegrin)

I have the worst one too, black country ay it bab

CortanaFights Tue 13-May-14 20:00:38

Geordie and Weegie in this house.

Black country is awesome!

needaholidaynow Tue 13-May-14 20:03:36

You want com't Bultern Luv (Think Paddy Mcguinness accent) :D

Owllady Tue 13-May-14 20:14:21

I hear Bolton has better Baltimore than
<whispers> brumshock

Owllady Tue 13-May-14 20:15:03

Balti! grin

usuallysuspect Tue 13-May-14 20:16:31

I love accents too.

FloozeyLoozey Tue 13-May-14 20:18:42

Yes, I automatically feel more comfortable around people with regional accents, whatever they are. Conversely I usually feel ill at ease around posh/rp folk.

ShakeYourTailFeathers Tue 13-May-14 20:20:05

I live in forrin climes and everyone lurrves my accent, apparently apart from the bloke at the bus stop yesterday who i had to repeat everything twice for

grin

I miss the regional accents - love the Bolton one.

Momonga Tue 13-May-14 20:22:43

Mine is very Essex-y. Where I live now (US) one of my colleagues has a posh Alabama accent, which I think is lovely.

WorraLiberty Tue 13-May-14 20:29:00

I love accents, it's amazing how they can make you feel.

Southern Irish, Scottish and Geordie accents immediately put me at ease.

I hope I never meet a con artist with any of those accents or I'll end up skint grin

MyrtleDove Tue 13-May-14 20:29:14

I am from the West Mids but sound more Warwickshire than Brum, it's not as noticeable an accent. I love regional accents, especially rarer ones like Sussex accents.

Lorialet Tue 13-May-14 20:33:32

Accents are fascinating. I come from Warwickshire, so don't really think I have much of one. I'd love to have a recognisable one ~ if I could choose I'd have a Dublin accent smile

BolshierAyraStark Tue 13-May-14 20:47:36

I work with a lovely Geordie lad-can't tell a fucking thing he says to me but I adore his accent grin

I'm from Sheffield & love our accent though oddly I'm often told I sound slightly Manc hmm

everlong Tue 13-May-14 20:54:03

Northern Irish is my favourite.
I love an Essex accent too.

BuzzardBird Tue 13-May-14 20:55:40

Aaah, oright me babby! Day no yow were from round ear?

ChelsyHandy Tue 13-May-14 20:56:25

Yes, I love most of them. Also the different uses of grammar, but consistently, e.g. in a Yorkshire accent.

GrassIsSinging Tue 13-May-14 20:58:15

I love them, too! Always interested in different dialects and funny regional slang.

I'm a Londoner. I think cockney accents are probably the most hated (after Brummy grin)...but I am unapologetic, mate!

FunnysInLaJardin Tue 13-May-14 21:00:41

I do like a good East Mids accent. No one can place it but we all know who we are <taps nose>

ey up mi duck etc etc

gratefulforwhatihavegot Tue 13-May-14 21:03:08

Oooh ya bleeder!

nobodysbabynow Tue 13-May-14 21:03:22

Lancs accent here, but I instantly warm to people with Black Country and Brum accents. Arbinya Owllady?

MagnaCharge Tue 13-May-14 21:05:38

I like some of the northern ones. I however am from Birmingham so would love to not have one.

WitchWay Tue 13-May-14 21:21:26

I'm from Nottingham but live in North Yorkshire. I love hearing a Midlands accent at work & usually ask where they're from.
grin

SanityClause Tue 13-May-14 21:23:33

I could listen to Welsh people speaking all day!

usuallysuspect Tue 13-May-14 21:31:38

I can always spot an East Midlands accent.

ElkTheory Tue 13-May-14 21:40:03

I love them too! I also adore learning about regional vocabulary and turns of phrase.

(I'm expecting someone to come on this thread and reveal how they "shudder" when they hear someone speaking in a regional accent and how they just want their children to speak "properly." Wait for it.)

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