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icancount Fri 21-Mar-14 23:00:29

Where have all the T's gone???
Am I the only one who gets bothered (or rather bovered) with this???
I particulary notice this on children's tv and in schools.

BumpNGrind Fri 21-Mar-14 23:06:05

I'm Welsh, I like to pronounce every letter if possible, sometimes even twice just go get my money's worth out of a word.

usualsuspectt Fri 21-Mar-14 23:06:22


BolshierAyraStark Fri 21-Mar-14 23:09:12

On my list of shit to get worked up about & it's a long fucking list this isn't on there, sorry.

BumpNGrind Fri 21-Mar-14 23:10:23

In my accent that would be what(pause)tever

Forgettable Fri 21-Mar-14 23:10:32

Is it Eshtuary Inglish wot gets on yer nerves? Because lowland Scots drop a heap of Ts, too.

LadyBeagleEyes Fri 21-Mar-14 23:15:07

There's loads of regional accents out there. Or should everybody be speaking RP?

ScarletLady02 Fri 21-Mar-14 23:16:36

I'm very much of the thinking that proper English needs to be conserved....BUT colloquialisms are important...

I'm from Essex and I'm terrible sometimes when I speak...but I can talk "proper" and I write "proper"

Cuxibamba Fri 21-Mar-14 23:17:56

It's just an accent. I've noticed a lot of people seem to judge Estuary and London accents as not being accents, but poor pronunciation, but dropping ts are a feature of LOADS of accents, across the UK. And say vv for th.

ScarletLady02 Fri 21-Mar-14 23:18:11

My DH is totally he speaks like a foreign language...when I first met him I didn't have a clue what he was going on about half the time.

"What's the lemon? I've had murders getting here, the sherbert was late and all I need now is a cup of Rosie down my Gregory"

icancount Fri 21-Mar-14 23:18:20

I just think that if you're a tv / radio presenter you should pronounce your T's.

BumpNGrind Fri 21-Mar-14 23:21:30

I think it says more about the lack of diversity of tv/radio presenters if you only hear people with those accents.

usualsuspectt Fri 21-Mar-14 23:23:43

I think there should be more TV presenters with regional accents.

pasbeaucoupdegendarme Fri 21-Mar-14 23:24:18

Milliband does it all the time. It really grates. I can't think about his policies because I'm too busy putting in his t's! There are some accents where it sort of fits, but with him it just sounds sloppy.

icancount Fri 21-Mar-14 23:24:50

CBBC. and Radio 1 in the morning. That's what I'm par'iculary thinking' of.

icancount Fri 21-Mar-14 23:27:20

you can still have an accent (I do), and pronounce your T's.

BumpNGrind Fri 21-Mar-14 23:32:54

Let's not forget accents from other countries. It would be great to hear more Scottish, Northern Irish and Welsh accents as well as different regions of England.

EatShitDerek Fri 21-Mar-14 23:34:34

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ScarletLady02 Fri 21-Mar-14 23:36:31

I do remember being amused by a friend of mine pointing out how do Northern people say the name of the band "The The"

Meant in the most lighthearted of ways of course

Onesleeptillwembley Fri 21-Mar-14 23:38:21

Bumpngrind, you probably add letters in as well. grin

EatShitDerek Fri 21-Mar-14 23:39:36

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BumpNGrind Fri 21-Mar-14 23:42:01

I do indeed. Baby names are actually quite hard for me and DH because of how I add extra syllables and he doesn't. Think of the dolmio advert in a Welsh accent and you've kind of got it.

I love a good t as well. Beaut - ti- full

CorusKate Fri 21-Mar-14 23:43:18

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ScarletLady02 Fri 21-Mar-14 23:43:33

I LOVE the Welsh accent...I'm off to Wales in May to scatter my Mum's ashes. My Mum and Dad met and got married in South Wales.

BumpNGrind Fri 21-Mar-14 23:48:58

ScarletLady, Ahh that's lovely. You're taking her to rest in her happy place. thanks

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