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Why are Americans so charmed by the RP accent?
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Posted 6/12/10
Some of my American friends like my accent but it's hardly british at least not to my anglo-canadian ears.
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Posted 6/12/10
I come from the North of England, so my accent is definitely not RP...

Yorkshire accent for the win...

But I find American girls and Australian Girls alike still love my accent, To be fair, I do speak very RP for my area... "Posh" I get called...

But y'know, I suppose they just find it more distinguished, it's a very sophisticated accent.
Posted 6/12/10
It just sounds cool. One time, during this event, a bunch of Aussies were there, and oh my gosh, their accents were so hot. I loved everything that came out of their mouth.
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Posted 6/12/10
WOW!
I don't find accents so... attractive.
I don't mind people with a little bit of Asian accent when they talk because I'm used to it (I'm Asian)
But yeah... not a big fan of accents.
Posted 6/12/10
I don't care what accent I have, got an English accent, get told its "hot" but I'm like "M'kay then." "If you say so."


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I have an English accent. :3
I actually find American accents really annoying, srz gaiz.

MMMM Irish! >___0
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Posted 6/12/10
I guess just because its something different.
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Posted 6/12/10

orangeflute wrote:

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?


Some do, they may associate it with education and refinement - some upper class twit they heard on television dimly remembered when they confused the arrogance with confidence and the smug air of superiority with actual superiority.

OTOH, other Americans are more enchanted by the more distinctive accents ... East London, Cornwall, Liverpudlian etc.
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I think, being an American that has been overseas and has heard many an accent, its the rarity that some one who has been in the United States since birth Might never hear an accent besides an hispanic accent, i pesonally enjoy learning and hearing other languages at work, and being able to speak and understand the language of another(Japanese, Russian, French, ect.) like you have been there forever makes it easier.

Since most Americans are well Americans, they notice what is new to them.
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