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Why are Americans so charmed by the RP accent?
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Posted 5/24/10
It certainly not the only 'British accent', and indeed, not the only 'English accent' out there. So why do Americans swoon with pleasure over anyone with said accent?
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That's strange, because I happen to find those particular accents not only annoying, but unpleasant to hear. Maybe they find it "exotic."
I'm actually more found of the rugged country accent.
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Well, I think all accents have their charm so...It depends on the person I suppose.
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RP? What even is that?

Irish is the way to go. Ohhh yess.

Though I guess since I'm not American my vote isn't really counted.
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Sunnyxx wrote:

RP? What even is that?

Irish is the way to go. Ohhh yess.

Though I guess since I'm not American my vote isn't really counted.


Received Pronunciation, what is commonly referred to as 'The Queen's English'. It is the accent that most Americans generally associate with Britain.
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magicuser360 wrote:

Well, I think all accents have their charm so...It depends on the person I suppose.


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I personally think RP accent is stuffy, very BBC. I prefer the charm of the Irish and Scottish accented English. But It really does depend on the person. I guess my compatriots associate the RP accent with old world elegance and suave. I blame James Bond and Harry Potter.
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Sekushi_Sushi wrote:


magicuser360 wrote:

Well, I think all accents have their charm so...It depends on the person I suppose.


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I'm Australian....I have an American friend who pretty much "lights up" whenever I speak to him LOL.... he says he loves my accent because it sound cute LOL.... but i really don't get how it does...to me Aussie accent sounds pretty bogan LOL

I mean I'd understand if he likes the RP or English accent since they sound more distinguished and elegant (yes i like the English accent lol), but why he likes Auusie accent i have no idea lol....is the Australian accent considered RP as well?
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magicuser360 wrote:


Sekushi_Sushi wrote:


magicuser360 wrote:

Well, I think all accents have their charm so...It depends on the person I suppose.


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It means 'seconded', bro.
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T-Rish wrote:

I'm Australian....I have an American friend who pretty much "lights up" whenever I speak to him LOL.... he says he loves my accent because it sound cute LOL.... but i really don't get how it does...to me Aussie accent sounds pretty bogan LOL

I mean I'd understand if he likes the RP or English accent since they sound more distinguished and elegant (yes i like the English accent lol), but why he likes Auusie accent i have no idea lol....is the Australian accent considered RP as well?


I love the Australian accent. I would literally do anything if it was asked in an Aussie accent. It just sounds so good I can't help it.

Personally I have a country accent and the only places people like it is in big cities in the north like new york. Everywhere else they find it annoying
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That's strange, because I happen to find those particular accents not only annoying, but unpleasant to hear. Maybe they find it "exotic."
I'm actually more found of the rugged country accent.


American or British?
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I like accents from all of England. But Irish comes before that. My neighbor is Irish ^^.
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Where ever there's something you find completely normal, there's always a weirdo that dwells on giving it a second thought.
Posted 5/25/10

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LosingOrbit wrote:

That's strange, because I happen to find those particular accents not only annoying, but unpleasant to hear. Maybe they find it "exotic."
I'm actually more found of the rugged country accent.


American or British?


American.
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