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A thread titled British Accents by West Arm Rider in Fourthirds-User has a video link of this gentleman describing each location around Britain in the accent of each location & he does very effectively.

I recommend having a look.

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Re: All those British Accents

Not bad, but there are a lot of accents not mentioned. The Midlands accent has inflections and variations within the area and North East accents are very different within a very short distance. As a kid from Middlesbrough in the 1960s I was employed by my Uncle on a Saturday morning to deliver flowers with him. We did all of Teesside and outlying districts and I quickly realised that Stockton on Tees, all of 3 miles away, people sound slightly different from Middlesbrough while the North Yorkshire, 7 miles would do it, accent was very different.
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Not bad, but there are a lot of accents not mentioned. The Midlands accent has inflections and variations within the area and North East accents are very different within a very short distance. As a kid from Middlesbrough in the 1960s I was employed by my Uncle on a Saturday morning to deliver flowers with him. We did all of Teesside and outlying districts and I quickly realised that Stockton on Tees, all of 3 miles away, people sound slightly different from Middlesbrough while the North Yorkshire, 7 miles would do it, accent was very different.
Yep. North and South Bristol (or "Rovers and City") have big variations also.
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Re: All those British Accents

I think this was probably more entertainment value than serious coverage of ALL the British accents. He could be going for a week otherwise. How did he do for general areas anyhow? He's still pretty good to produce those accents as well as he did.

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Re: All those British Accents

Yes, I wasn't really criticising On the whole he did pretty well.
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Re: All those British Accents

I see that he made no attempt at the most incomprehensible accent of all - Geordie, and the even more incomprehensible Geordie sub-dialect 'Pitmatic'!

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I see that he made no attempt at the most incomprehensible accent of all - Geordie, and the even more incomprehensible Geordie sub-dialect 'Pitmatic'!

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Re: All those British Accents

Hadaway man!
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Re: All those British Accents

Very good and fluid delivery. 10/10 from me.
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Re: All those British Accents

I'm afraid that I wasn't impressed with the impersonations of accents. When I have been in the UK (many times) they are much more pronounced and one can pretty well tell from which point the speaker comes from.
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Re: All those British Accents

Utterly astonishing that one voice could adopt so many accents so fluently, Ross. thanks for posting this little gem!
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I'm afraid that I wasn't impressed with the impersonations of accents. When I have been in the UK (many times) they are much more pronounced and one can pretty well tell from which point the speaker comes from.
That's OK, not all Aussies can tell the difference between Canadians & Americans either.
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Some Canadians can't tell the difference between British and Australian accents.
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That's OK, not all Aussies can tell the difference between Canadians & Americans either.
There's a difference????

I'll get my hat.
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Re: All those British Accents

A friend of mine was in South Island New Zealand a few years ago and had occasion to visit a local doctor, who asked her where she was from. She told him Scotland, and he asked where exactly, and she said about 90 miles south of Glasgow. "Thought so" he said, "Your accent sounds as if it's somewhere between Newton Stewart and Glenluce" (two small relatively remote Galloway towns about 15 miles apart) She nearly fell off her chair - she lives almost exactly half way between the two.
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