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Do people in the USA think the British speak like the Queen?
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Posted 9/12/09
A few things.

1. If you speak you have an accent. End of discussion there.
2. There is no one British / English / Scottish / Irish / Northern Irish or Welsh accent. Likewise with Americans and pretty much any other country for that matter.

I'm from the southeastern portion of America. I don't feel I have the typical southern accent. I'm sure I sound more "southern" to some, but I have heard "southern" accents far more twangy than mine.

View and listen for yourself:
Ignore the subject matter. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJz53m2J29o
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Posted 9/24/09
People from Southern England have the more posh accents, us from up North don't talk posh at all xD As for American Accents, well some of them annoying but some I find cool
Posted 9/25/09 , edited 9/25/09
LMAO

im from england and i know for sure that only about 5% of the population speak like the Queen.

I hate like really peppy icky candyfloss lik American accents they make my ears bleed. I adore really Chicago like accents. theyre my favourite

. When i went to America this year everyone was like "woah you're from england? How comes you dont sound like the queen huh?" I was like O.O ""are you bloody kidding me." (sarcastic)

The woman was like "what i wasnt joking i was wondering why u dont speak like the queen"

Sigh. Americans dont get british humour at all. it just makes u look like any idiot when u attempt it over there *sigh* *goes and dies of embarassment*
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Posted 9/25/09
i have british accent and no way in hell do i sound like a queen..............LAWL
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Posted 9/25/09
I really like is chain, i live by liverpool, sooooo no way do i sound like the queen hahaha <<<<3
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Posted 9/25/09
nooo! not at all roflrofl.
I watch Skins obsessively though, so when I think of British accents I hear "fuck" and "twat" for like... every other word. hahaha
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Posted 9/25/09
I just think of how Bear Grylls speaks, the way he says "vitamins" is adorable
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Posted 9/25/09
No
Just because she speaks a certain way, doesn't mean everyone else does.
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Posted 9/25/09
all of us have accents... if you can talk and you live in a community, then u have an accent common to your community.. but im just curious, what does the queen sound like?
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Posted 11/15/09
im not from USA..but, i think british english are kinda hard to understand....because its like SLANG..or something....its too hard and i cant pick up....i find it hard to listen to as well...but, i kinda like it since its different from american english.....but for me- i understand american english more..so, yeah..
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Posted 11/15/09 , edited 11/15/09


Haha do you happen to know where this person was from? I for one don't speak like that, and I don't think I've met anyone who has.

On topic, no I do not think that all British people speak like the Queen, I know they have more than one accent over there, the same as there is more than one accent in different places in the US.

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Posted 11/16/09
Do the Queen of England swear and speaks in a informal manner like the British commoners?
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Posted 11/16/09
This thread amuses me

What it comes down to is that we struggle to hear and differentiate between different accents from a country which isn't our own, and that's why a lot of American's think that English are either posh or cockney (These two get the most exposure in media and film), and is also why a lot of British people think there are only like two or three American accents. I'm guilty of this, I can only really tell the difference between southern accents, northern and sometimes Canadian. Whilst I know there are accents within those, I can't tell the difference because I haven't spent time there or with people from there.

I sometimes even struggle understanding certain British accents and I've lived here all my life! Glaswegian and Scouse especially, I find myself saying "sorry?" quite a lot when talking to people from there. On the flip side, i'm from NW England, and the Lancashire accent is quite broad/thick in itself, with certain things like t' instead of 'to the' (ie: "I'm goin t'pub" means, "I'm going to the pub"), so I find myself dulling my accent down a bit when talking to people who aren't from here

But yeah, basically it just boils down to the fact that foreigners struggle hearing and picking out different accents within an accent, and that goes for people on both sides of the pond.
Posted 11/16/09
"The" British accent.

Geniuses ITT.
Posted 11/16/09
liveing in liecester there is no way that anyone here has a posh accent just teenagers putting twat and fuck in every sentance.

and wat is up with americans no offence but what iv seeing it seems like they speak really slow my friend went to calfornia and in the fast food place they kept saying can u speak slower thats just wierd.

sighs i want a posh accent
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