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to be proud of my Northern accent

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kim147 Wed 07-Nov-12 20:04:50

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Tweasels Wed 07-Nov-12 20:05:25

Why wouldn't you be proud?

Viperidae Wed 07-Nov-12 20:05:46

I like my scouse too!

mamamibbo Wed 07-Nov-12 20:06:19

im northern aswell , i love it smile

ScooseIsOnTheLoose Wed 07-Nov-12 20:06:29

I'm scouse too vip and I love my accent!

BlackCatinChristmasChaos Wed 07-Nov-12 20:07:21

YANBU!

TessCowDirect Wed 07-Nov-12 20:08:28

I am northern and proud.

mutny Wed 07-Nov-12 20:08:34

I live in Yorkshire and love my accent. Although certain words have still carry my northern Ireland twang, apparently.

pointythings Wed 07-Nov-12 20:10:02

I wish I had a proper regional accent - I sound bland and generic, because I'm a foreign national. I don't actually have a Dutch accent at all, I just sound boring. Perhaps I should move up north - when I first lived in the UK in the late 70s and learned English, I came back with a seriously northern accent - but it wore off sad.

CurlyKiwiControl Wed 07-Nov-12 20:10:21

Whey aye I'm git proud of mine like grin

Mrsrobertduvallsaysboo Wed 07-Nov-12 20:10:29

I am from Yorkshire but have lived darn sarth for 25 years.
Always asked where I'm from.
My dcs say barth and carstle. Poncy southerners.

BrianCoxIsEatingBrains Wed 07-Nov-12 20:11:49

YANBU

Northern and proud.

I pronounce words correctly - eg I don't drop my t's - and always tell DD to be proud of where she comes from and her accent BUT she must always pronounce her words clearly.

She has a habit of being lazy with her speech because "I'm from xxxx and that's how the kids speak round here" I always reply "I've lived here 25 years longer than you and yet I don't talk like a wannabe gangsta! Speak properly!"

Iceaddict Wed 07-Nov-12 20:12:56

Me too. There's no arse in grass!

MargeySimpson Wed 07-Nov-12 20:12:57

I'm from london, dp is mancunian. He thinks that having a northern accent has made it harder to him to get a job in london. (he's really really mancunian, even though he's been to uni, which would usually soften it, being around different accents for years). I agree with him tbh!

VitoCorleone Wed 07-Nov-12 20:13:09

Northern and proud!!!

noisytoys Wed 07-Nov-12 20:13:40

I'm from Blackburn. Lived in Sarfend for 15 years can't lose the accent

JamieandtheMagicTorch Wed 07-Nov-12 20:14:14

Good for you. Accents are part of what we are. Even Essex ones.

So ner

5inthebed Wed 07-Nov-12 20:14:23

Nice Geordie there Curly. grin

Geordie here as well and proud

kim147 Wed 07-Nov-12 20:14:34

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mamamibbo Wed 07-Nov-12 20:15:13

who watched 'bank on dave?' ive got the same accent as david fishwick lol

mamamibbo Wed 07-Nov-12 20:16:34

noisytoys, im in colne, near boundary mill smile

thisthreadwilloutme Wed 07-Nov-12 20:16:45

Ooh Mama you must be from very near me. Proper norther accent here too!

thisthreadwilloutme Wed 07-Nov-12 20:17:36

You are near! Love the new Sainsburys in Colne!

auntpetunia Wed 07-Nov-12 20:17:51

am ded proud ov me scouse accent !

mamamibbo Wed 07-Nov-12 20:18:37

thisthreadwilloutme where are you?

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