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Winterfells wrote:

I really like the more Northern England accents, like Sean Bean's Yorkshire accent.

For me I find it a very noble, but dire and serious, accent.


Northerners, noble. LOL. You should have a tour of places like the West Midlands, and tell people that.
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Winterfells wrote:

I really like the more Northern England accents, like Sean Bean's Yorkshire accent.

For me I find it a very noble, but dire and serious, accent.


Northerners, noble. LOL. You should have a tour of places like the West Midlands, and tell people that.


That's just my perception as an American. I know that southern UK is far and away wealthier than the northern parts, and many within the UK might see northerners as poorer and "lower class," but their accent (to me) just comes off as more down-to-earth, and noble in a world-weary sense.
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Posted 1/21/13 , edited 1/21/13

Winterfells wrote:


That's just my perception as an American. I know that southern UK is far and away wealthier than the northern parts, and many within the UK might see northerners as poorer and "lower class," but their accent (to me) just comes off as more down-to-earth, and noble in a world-weary sense.


No no, don't get me wrong, the midlands area which I live in is basically like the North. We're all poor and working class aswell, our accents are as down-to-Earth as can be, and southerners class us as the same. But there are still distinct differences in the accents.

It's alright that the south hate us, we hate them. Nobody likes a posh accent.
Posted 1/21/13 , edited 1/21/13

CarboKill wrote:


Winterfells wrote:


That's just my perception as an American. I know that southern UK is far and away wealthier than the northern parts, and many within the UK might see northerners as poorer and "lower class," but their accent (to me) just comes off as more down-to-earth, and noble in a world-weary sense.


No no, don't get me wrong, the midlands area which I live in is basically like the North. We're all poor and working class aswell, our accents are as down-to-Earth as can be, and southerners class us as the same. But there are still distinct differences in the accents.


i dont agree on the poor thing spherically some place in west mids are so not poor

most west mids is farmland and sheep and woods & history

Birmingham and telford are kinda ran down in parts but then again you have rich zones
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CarboKill wrote:

No no, don't get me wrong, the midlands area which I live in is basically like the North. We're all poor and working class aswell, our accents are as down-to-Earth as can be, and southerners class us as the same. But there are still distinct differences in the accents.

It's alright that the south hate us, we hate them. Nobody likes a posh accent.


Haha, I've always been interested in the variety of English accents. Obviously a lot of distinct regional accents in the UK and Ireland (both of which I'm less familiar with) and in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the Caribbeans, etc.

Always so mind-blowing for me that across all these different countries/regions we are bonded by a common language which we approach in a different way, with different mannerisms and styles.

It's also interesting to me in that in the US, racial tension plays a huge role in day-to-day life while in the UK, social class plays a similar role.

In the US, there is a lot of community conflict because of all the different ethnicities that come in contact with each other. We don't have as much of a social class distinction. Here the working class and new wealth isn't looked down upon as much by old wealth, as much as there seems to be in the UK.
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Haha, I've always been interested in the variety of English accents. Obviously a lot of distinct regional accents in the UK and Ireland (both of which I'm less familiar with) and in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the Caribbeans, etc.

Always so mind-blowing for me that across all these different countries/regions we are bonded by a common language which we approach in a different way, with different mannerisms and styles.

It's also interesting to me in that in the US, racial tension plays a huge role in day-to-day life while in the UK, social class plays a similar role.

In the US, there is a lot of community conflict because of all the different ethnicities that come in contact with each other. We don't have as much of a social class distinction. Here the working class and new wealth isn't looked down upon as much by old wealth, as much as there seems to be in the UK.


That does seem to be the case.

The people who run the UK are obsessed with multiculturalism, and it's gotten to the point where we're surprisingly not that racist at all, and if you're in a large Urban area and you decide to express any discriminating beliefs, you'll probably end up on the floor bleeding. By white people who have friends from different races, most of the time.

The cities of England are rather divided though, simply because of football. It really is one of the biggest parts of the culture. Someone could have never met a single person from another city, but because their team is playing them, they're suddenly the cancer of the Earth.
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The cities of England are rather divided though, simply because of football. It really is one of the biggest parts of the culture. Someone could have never met a single person from another city, but because their team is playing them, they're suddenly the cancer of the Earth.


Oh man, I knew a Scottish guy who is a huge supporter of the Glasgow Rangers, and he took his football zealotry to a whole new level I couldn't quite comprehend. Because as hardcore as sports rivalries can get in the US, in the UK it seems there's so much more behind football rivalries, from historical hatred, and social class hatred, etc.

This guy HATED the English Premier League, and he just genuinely hated the "English" in general. And it's funny, he had a huge resentment towards England subjugating Scotland all those years back.
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Winterfells wrote:


CarboKill wrote:

The cities of England are rather divided though, simply because of football. It really is one of the biggest parts of the culture. Someone could have never met a single person from another city, but because their team is playing them, they're suddenly the cancer of the Earth.


Oh man, I knew a Scottish guy who is a huge supporter of the Glasgow Rangers, and he took his football zealotry to a whole new level I couldn't quite comprehend. Because as hardcore as sports rivalries can get in the US, in the UK it seems there's so much more behind football rivalries, from historical hatred, and social class hatred, etc.

This guy HATED the English Premier League, and he just genuinely hated the "English" in general. And it's funny, he had a huge resentment towards England subjugating Scotland all those years back.


ohhh England subjugating Scotland all those years back

if you go back in past more Scotland people used rape people in English towns and villages and used kill of hole towns and vilaiges and used rape and kill it was only revenge back to the Scots for what they did the the English people years ago

but English hate the welsh and Scots the welsh wont freedom and the Scots but they wont keep all the jobs we give them and triad and wont keep all benefits that the English give them like health care and schooling benefits and home benefits they probably add more on to what they make in taxes to pay for more but they get huge chunk of benefits from the uk but the wont freedom and to keep it all

as long they keep benefits i dont see them ever getting freedom plus Scotland has shit triad and the Irish hate them

so much gets confusing who hates who the poor hates the rich the rich hate the poor then there what people like your hated because that then there's where your from your hated because that its like one huge lump of hate
Posted 1/21/13
Yeah, west midlands. My dad lives in Kensington west London and my sister's boyfriend in North so I visit there a lot, so much more vibrancy, I really hate this country for a lot of reasons, the only places I like are London and Manchester and there's no events or cultures to experience in my area.
Posted 1/21/13
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No you don't liar!!
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ohhh England subjugating Scotland all those years back

if you go back in past more Scotland people used rape people in English towns and villages and used kill of hole towns and vilaiges and used rape and kill it was only revenge back to the Scots for what they did the the English people years ago

but English hate the welsh and Scots the welsh wont freedom and the Scots but they wont keep all the jobs we give them and triad and wont keep all benefits that the English give them like health care and schooling benefits and home benefits they probably add more on to what they make in taxes to pay for more but they get huge chunk of benefits from the uk but the wont freedom and to keep it all

as long they keep benefits i dont see them ever getting freedom plus Scotland has shit triad and the Irish hate them

so much gets confusing who hates who the poor hates the rich the rich hate the poor then there what people like your hated because that then there's where your from your hated because that its like one huge lump of hate


So much ethnic resentment in the UK haha.

That's part of the reason why I find the UK so interesting, for the history and culture.
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I'm not from England, but my dad's side of the family is, therefore making me part Australian and part English.
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I like you guyses accent...Is it me or can you tell the differences when a black English person speak compared to a white person, i'm not sure if it's because of the location but it's not very subtle to me.
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To answer the origanal post, Yes and sort of.

I wouldn't mind England so much if I didn't live in a place full of lowlives, even if the politians seem to be squeezing us for everything they can at the moment. Although somwhere I could have legaly used force to protect my sister from her ex-boyfreind when he was throwing his weight around would have been prefrable. Or somwhere the police can do more than tell him to stop it when he's sending threats to her.

But otherwise my only objections with England is that we get only a small portion of Anime and jRPGs compared to the rest of the world. But that can usualy be solved via imports.
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