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Friday, 16 March 2012

The Accent


anyone studying linguists would be haunted fascinated by our local accent - 
untouched for centuries and considered to be one of the oldest dialects, the harmonic tones of a black country accent beguiles and fascinates all who hear it.
any attempt at faking the accent is often met with hilarity and derision, unless of course you speak this way naturally. in which case you are stuck with the hilarity and derision and you may as well get you used to it.

enjoy .


Edit :  it`s fine to laugh at this video, it was made by the splendid team at inspectordrake on the youtube.


picture very much related. 


38 comments:

  1. Good accent for a comedian though, isn't it? Doesn't Frank Skinner talk a bit like that?

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    1. he does, so does lenny henry so its no guarantee.

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    2. dont forget Jasper Carrot..

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  2. soo true..even in my country (Malaysia) there's got soo much local accents that sometimes i never heard before but yet it is very fascinating to hear and learn it

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    1. i`ve lived here most my life and i still dont understand most of them.

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    1. cracks me up every time, i love it.

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  4. There are a lot of accents I don't understand too well, even the ones around me.

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    1. i know what you mean, 3 miles from here and you may as well be in middle earth, the accent is so thick.

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  5. I live next to New Jersey. You can fuggedaboudit or you wannamakesumpinboudit?

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  6. I'm cajun and people tell me I have an accent, but I find I sound pretty normal, whatever that sounds like.

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    1. i cant quite place a cajun accent, would you have any examples anywhere ?

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    2. Not real sure. There is a local comedian, probably on youtube. His name is Jim Richard. He has a bit of an accent, but to be honest, I can't tell the difference.

      Not the country people on the show Swamp People...I don't know where they found those people at!

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  7. I like accents, its unique. Although, I don't have an accent :(

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  8. I hate my accent sometimes, I sound like I can't speak English properly.

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    1. i have a love/hate relationship with the local accent, i find it endlessly amusing. i`ve lived here long enough to adopt most of it.

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  9. you have a wonderful blog Crowbloke. i am glad that we are connected. it was wonderful that you shared my space.

    India is a land of "Unity in Diversity". so many languages and so many accents. too difficult to follow one and more difficult to understand each.

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    1. thanks for visiting, i have many indian friends and they all say the same thing about languages and dialect.. i`m glad you like my blog.

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  10. I one actually speaks in the manner of te Doreen character and does nothing to rectify the matter (linguistic study/speech therapy/powerful handgun under the chin) then one deserves all the jibes their peers can throw at them.

    I'm fairly sure in surveys, 'Brummie' and 'Scouse' seem to jostle for position for most hated regional accent in the U.K.

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    1. weirdly enough darren, i lived in wales for a while and generally speaking - the welsh cant tell the difference between bruumy and scouse. i was often greeted with a chorus of `calm down, calm down`. i dont mind insults as long as they are accurate.

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  11. I sound normal to me, but sometimes people say I have one too. I guess it all depends on where you go.

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  12. I feel bad smiling with that sad music in the background. I dunno, it's not that bad, but it's definitely harsh.

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  13. Some accents make it quite difficult to understand what they are saying.

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  14. Oh, you know me, I love the Northern accent! I grew up with neighours from all over, so I understand most accents perfectly. Aunty Di was from Cardiff, she was hilarious! All the girls wanted a bit of her eldest son. I'm sure it was the accent, he wasn't that much of a looker! The only one I still battle with is the Glaswegian one. It's almost like an ancient Viking dialect, a lot of 'Grr- argh'! No one can mimic the Saffa accent, probably because it's so god-awful! The English speakers, like myself, try to cultivate a more English sounding accent, but the typical accent is very hard to describe, let alone mimic!

    This post is brilliant, the video had me in stitchs! I think Doreen and I suffer from the same condition! Priceless, crowbloke!

    Wait what's this... Ooh, fishies! Hooray! I'm such a doofus! :)

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  15. As the great Jimmy Carr says, "I don't have an accent. This is just how things sound when they are pronounced properly."

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  16. Sad video, actually kinda liked the accent though.

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  17. Hadn't heard of this before... sad video, dude, with all the piano music :(.

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  18. could be worse it could be scouce

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  19. Very sad video... but i couldn't help but smile at the accent :)

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  20. Funny I was just learning about languages and everything about them in Geography. Being a New Englandner (CT) I feel like I don't have an accent, but I'm sure to some, they can pick up on it.

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