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to hate beyond shelves my local accent?

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CauldronsTrulyReign Tue 20-Sep-11 21:29:32

I had the pleasure of sitting behind 2 locallers at TheJoyThatIsSwimmingLessons today.

I normally let the yamyam flow over me, but oh my very shirt fuse today just could not stand it.

It took about 76megapixels of resolution not to stand up and shout "Use proper words you massacrists".

Does your local accent drive you full of angst?

AIBU to dislike it so terribly much?

hobnobsaremyfave Tue 20-Sep-11 21:32:17

Are you from the west Midlands by any chance?

SecretNutellaFix Tue 20-Sep-11 21:32:57

Not actually the accent, just the speed and volume and sheer innaccurate use of the English language. Just dreadful. Makes a lot of local people sound as thick as 2 short planks. Which quite a few of them are.

saythatagain Tue 20-Sep-11 21:33:52

I live near Hull - I'll leave that with you!!!!!!! grin

CurrySpice Tue 20-Sep-11 21:33:55

I love a Black Country accent (I am from there myself)

I now live in Essex

So think yourself lucky wink

worraliberty Tue 20-Sep-11 21:34:53

I love my local accent...Cockney/Essex mix as long as the person speaking isn't an utter twat.

bigfatcath Tue 20-Sep-11 21:35:16

Lots of Scousers where I live. The accent makes my ears bleed!

CauldronsTrulyReign Tue 20-Sep-11 21:38:48


Just outskirty to Black Country.


"An er wus gooin dow-wun the tow-wun and er asked for a pow-und."

Oh lawks I need Buppy.

hobnobsaremyfave Tue 20-Sep-11 21:39:21

Tis grim beyond grim YANBU

smoggii Tue 20-Sep-11 21:39:29

Isn't Yam Yam specific to Wolverhampton? If so I hated it when I lived there too...but I'm Welsh so there's only so much I can say!

BikeRunSki Tue 20-Sep-11 21:45:21

The East Yorkshire dialect and accent is not that bad! I worked in Beverly for a while and couldn't understand what was going on half the time.

TakeThisOneHereForAStart Tue 20-Sep-11 21:49:22

What does "to hate beyond shelves" mean?

CauldronsTrulyReign Tue 20-Sep-11 21:50:27



TakeThisOneHereForAStart Tue 20-Sep-11 21:51:17

Never heard the expression before, but I like it.

HellonHeels Tue 20-Sep-11 21:51:33

Ooo I love the Black Country accent! I think it has a lovely air of stoicism, with a hint of lugubriousness. I'm an immigrant to the UK though, so regional accents are fascinating to me.

bigfatcath Tue 20-Sep-11 21:52:09

Scousers say lolly ices and pants instead of trousers. And they are loud

FreudianSlipper Tue 20-Sep-11 21:53:30

i can not stant the essex accent. i lived in essex for a while, the accent is awful why talk like you are whining and a little thick and ddddrrrrrrraaaaaaaaagggggggggggggg eeeeeeeeevvvvvvvrrrrrrrrrryyyyyyyy wwwwwwwwwwwoooooorrrrrrrrrrrrdddddddddddd oooooooooooouuuuuuuuuuuuuuttttttttt

in my old office there were lots of essex women they sounded like old women the constant whine gave me a headache, the mens accent is a bit different not as droany

usualsuspect Tue 20-Sep-11 21:53:46

I love regional accents

makes people far more interesting

belledechocchipcookie Tue 20-Sep-11 21:54:24

I'm from the west midlands, I feel your pain. I'm now in the East Midlands, the accent is very different but still as annoying.

FreudianSlipper Tue 20-Sep-11 21:54:39

stant ? meant to type stand blush

AKMD Tue 20-Sep-11 21:56:28

YANBU. Our town has a terrible local accent that makes everyone sound illiterate. I find myself slipping every noe ad again [adjusts snobby pants] grin

AKMD Tue 20-Sep-11 21:56:44

However, they probably can type much better than me...

DioneTheDiabolist Tue 20-Sep-11 21:59:03

The accent here sounds like raptor chicks demanding to be fed. It's all high pitched and harsh.

maras2 Tue 20-Sep-11 22:01:59

My accent is pure W. Midlands.When I'm pissed, Mr. Maras says that I sound like the late Queen Mum from Spitting Image.

schroeder Tue 20-Sep-11 22:03:56

God I hate the Yorkshire accent-it does my head in.

To hear it come out of my children's mouths-horrible.

But I love regional accents in general, I like scouse and lancs and I love my native Norfolk and west country too.

But 'Yorkshire' is beyond the pale.

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