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Suzanne Shaw...what accent is that?

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stickysausages Tue 04-Feb-14 12:19:46

Faux posh, clipped BBC with a hint of something else...

Very annoying!

(Had this morning on to see Gove)

squoosh Tue 04-Feb-14 12:21:42

Northern types are forever changing their accents. It's ridiculous.

Every time I hear Robson Green or Donna Air speak I think 'hmmmmmm, pretty sure that accent is a recent addiction'.

DipMeInChocolate Tue 04-Feb-14 12:23:19

She's from Bury I think, Gtr Manchester.

WaffilyVersatile Tue 04-Feb-14 12:24:10

I would hate to be addicted to accents.. you would be the laughing stock of the rehab clinic..

stickysausages Tue 04-Feb-14 12:25:05

She's slightly preferable to Jeff Brazier mind you...

squoosh Tue 04-Feb-14 12:26:26

Doh! Addition, but I think pretending she's from the top drawer is an addiction for Donna Air now that she's hob nobbing with royalty.

AnyFucker Tue 04-Feb-14 12:37:18

it's a Bury accent with added luvvie overtones

stickysausages Tue 04-Feb-14 12:39:42

Is the DA showmance still a-go-go!?

scuttles off to google grin

stickysausages Tue 04-Feb-14 12:41:33

Inconclusive... but I guess he's busy painting marshmallows...

loopylouu Tue 04-Feb-14 12:52:37

Sarah Harding from Girls Aloud is the second she was northern, the next she was mockney/a bit posh.

lottieandmia Tue 04-Feb-14 12:55:46

Sarah Harding is actually from the south. I think it's a shame people feel the need to water down their accents because people are snobby about Northern accents.

squoosh Tue 04-Feb-14 12:56:35

I thought Sarah Harding was from Manchester?

squoosh Tue 04-Feb-14 12:57:11

Who could be bothered changing their accent, you'd have to be constantly aware of each word that came out of your mouth.

lottieandmia Tue 04-Feb-14 12:59:13

I've just checked wiki (sad) it says she was born in Berkshire, and raised in Surrey and then Manchester. So maybe that would explain the different accents?

DipMeInChocolate Tue 04-Feb-14 13:00:52

I thought SH was from Stockport?

loopylouu Tue 04-Feb-14 13:05:03

I just remember Sarah Harding have a proper northern accent, had no idea where else she lived. I might have watched Peter Andre and Katie Prices wedding the other day off the back of the PA thread on here blush, and Sarah harding was bridesmaid - she had a northern accent then.

Pobblewhohasnotoes Tue 04-Feb-14 13:05:15

I thought the same when I saw her on tv, she didn't use to speak like that. Weird.

chicaguapa Tue 04-Feb-14 13:08:49

I'm a southerner who lived in the north for many years. Now I'm back in the south, my 'northern' accent comes out when I speak to people from Lancashire. My colleagues think it's hysterical.

So maybe their accents are changing because they are spending more time in the south? <feels kind>

Would gladly send Jeff Brazier to the north to change his accent. DH can't understand him.

squoosh Tue 04-Feb-14 13:08:52

It seems such an old fashioned thing to do, to purposely change your accent.

MimiSunshine Tue 04-Feb-14 13:17:33

Squoosh Northern types are forever changing their accents. It's ridiculous.
Really all of them? [Hmm] historically speaking it's people in the south "who changed their accents" to imitate the continent and the French Court and the nobility who came back from it with different accents.

Any way I think it's a fairly common occurrence to have your accent affected by where you live and the people around you. Mines odd from moving around and I'm desperate for it not to become lazy like the regional dialect I'm now surrounded by (friends and people I meet from this area all say it's a lazy accent too )

MimiSunshine Tue 04-Feb-14 13:19:42

BTW that doesn't mean I think southerners have French accents just that a desire to social climb meant that people tried to imitate something that they thought sounded better educated and "posher"

squoosh Tue 04-Feb-14 13:23:19

Obviously I was referring to people from TV land, people whose voices I've actually heard. I can't think of anyone has adopted an affected Northern accent.

BringBackBod Tue 04-Feb-14 14:37:49

Sometimes northern presenters can get quite a hard time where their accent is concerned.
I don't know her name, but the business presenter on bbc breakfast took quite a lot of stick for having a geordie accent. It was suggested that she couldn't possibly be intelligent with that accent. What are people thinking when they come out with crap like that?

MummyPigsKnickers Tue 04-Feb-14 15:51:31

Yes, she grew up around the corner from me in Bury. Certainly didn't sound posh back in the day. I've lived in London and then the Home Counties for years now and still have my Lancashire twangs. She's tried hard to lose it smile

FiveStarHadItComing Tue 04-Feb-14 17:10:25

I have just watched today's This Morning on ITVplayer as I wanted to hear Gove, so listened out for Suzanne Shaw. OK, so I admit I don't know her and assume she was the woman doing quiz thing voice-over/ win lots of stuff thing? I really can't hear what's so wrong with her accent though? She just sounds sort of neutral to me, a sort of northern neutral. Am I missing something here?

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