Poll: My favourite English accent is based in...
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View poll results: My favourite English accent is based in...
Newcastle.
25 10%
Yorkshire.
38 15%
Liverpool.
24 10%
Manchester.
19 8%
(Posh) London.
36 14%
(Cockney) London.
37 15%
Somerset.
18 7%
Cornwall.
9 4%
Other.
44 18%
Voters: 250.
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#1
What's your favourite English accent? I'm not sure how well people from outside the UK will be able to distinguish between them, but never the less, there are an enormous variety. My particular favourite is the general accent they have in Somerset. However, I find women a lot hotter if they speak with received pronunciation (the "British accent").

Have a listen to some of these then vote on the poll. I don't know the specific names for the accents of various places, so I'll simply name where the recording is from. There are far too many places to put on the poll, so I've only mentioned the most well-known ones.

Coxhoe, Durham (Recordings from my own village )
Tyne and Wear, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Helmsley, North Yorkshire
Merseyside, Liverpool
Manchester, Greater Manchester
Hockley, Nottingham
Kings Norton, Birmingham
Hingham, Norfolk
Hook Norton, Oxfordshire
Hackney, London
Codford, Wiltshire
Ilminster, Somerset
Beer, Devon
Penzance, Cornwall

If you want to listen to accents from a great number of places from all over the UK then go here. Post the link to the clips which closest resemble your accent.
Last edited by Robbie n strat at Feb 1, 2007,
#2
Quite obviously scouse.

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#5
Midlands accents suck, we sound like dumbass's, and most of us are. With a few exceptions of course.
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#6
i'm from Somerset.

marry me.
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#7
Scottish Accent > English accent

Irish accent > all
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#8
either the oxfordshire one which i sound like or the birmingham one which most of my family sound like
#9
Devon accent. Come people, Wurzels FFS!

"Wheure be that blackbird too, I know wheure 'e be, 'e be up your wurzel tree, and I be af'er 'e"

FTW
NOPE.
#11
Quote by Guitar God Rob
birmingham one which most of my family sound like


Brummys have one of the worst accents on the planet.

No offence.
Tears in waves, minds on fire
Nights alone by your side
#13
Quote by GreenDayChris
yorkshire for t'win!



aahhahahahahahaa lmao


norfolk is too comedy for me to bear somtimes
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#15
Quote by fronkpies
Brummys have one of the worst accents on the planet.

No offence.


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God dammit boy, I've never seen you with one before. It's freaky.
#16
Cornwall = win
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#17
I'm located in South East England, South West London (Esher, Surrey). I vote posh London accent.
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#18
Quote by The Lunatic
Scottish Accent > English accent

Irish accent > all



Yeah come on the irish accent. i dont pay any attention to accents anyway except the odd annoying ones
#19
Quote by Jonjy2
yea basically im from the usa, but I think girls with a british accent r really hot, like Victoria Beckham's accent just adds to her beauty...



Shame she's a bean pole.
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#20
Quote by Jonjy2
yea basically im from the usa, but I think girls with a british accent r really hot, like Victoria Beckham's accent just adds to her beauty...



Are you insane.

EDIT:
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Shame she's a bean pole.


Ill show her a beanpole
Tears in waves, minds on fire
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#22
Quote by Jonjy2
yea basically im from the usa, but I think girls with a british accent r really hot, like Victoria Beckham's accent just adds to her beauty...

I'm suprised she hasn't snapped it two yet.

EDIT: V lol
NOPE.
#23
Quote by patch adams
I'm Scottish


Sorry
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Nights alone by your side
#24
Mostly all the accents in England are awful.

I'm from Manchester, but I don't have the accent, apparently I speak quite "posh".

But I love Irish accents (I'll say northern Irish as we're restricted to the UK)
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#25
I love laughing at scouse and geordie accents (Liverpool and Newcastle/Middlesbrough respectively).


Yorkshire wins, hands down.
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#27
Quote by fronkpies


Ill show her a beanpole



If its as wide as Victoria Beckham is, then i suggest you get a different beanpole, yours will be too thin, it might break
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#28
Quote by Slinov
i'll marry you dumps, us somerset folk gotta sticks together


Yes, we know what you somerset'ers are like.

COUGH*incest*COUGH
Tears in waves, minds on fire
Nights alone by your side
#29
The best Somerset accent I've heard is from the very hairy man who's on Time Team. I love how he says "Tony, ovurr 'ere."
#30
I'd love to talk EXACTLY like Eddie Izzard. So quintissentially British, wot.
I'm stuck with a scouse accent, but kinda more soft 60s-ish John Lennon scouse, not like Danielle from Big brother and the like. I'm bearable.

And yes, the Yorkshire accent is comical beyond comprehension.
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#31
Quote by fronkpies
Yes, we know what you somerset'ers are like.

COUGH*incest*COUGH


thats uncalled for

just because theres incest in the south of america doesnt mean the same follows suit in england

i do believe its the north west of england
#32
Quote by fronkpies
Yes, we know what you somerset'ers are like.

COUGH*incest*COUGH

You think they're incest? Go to Tiverton in Devon. Inbred capital of the world.
NOPE.
#33
Quote by The Lunatic
Scottish Accent > English accent

Irish accent > all


oh and oirish fella from da land of oirland.


westloife.
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#34
I REALLY can't stand Newcastle accents, urgh. There were some geordie people on holiday, I wanted to kill them all.
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#36
Quote by dumps
oh and oirish fella from da land of oirland.


westloife.






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#37
Quote by R_H_C_P
I REALLY can't stand Newcastle accents, urgh. There were some geordie people on holiday, I wanted to kill them all.


I've found it matters who's using it as well. I love the sound of a Cockney accent with some people, but with people like Jade Goody you want to rip out their intestines and strangle them to death with them.
#38
Quote by Robbie n strat
I've found it matters who's using it as well. I love the sound of a Cockney accent with some people, but with people like Jade Goody you want to rip out their intestines and strangle them to death with them.



How can you not stand Jade Goody's voice? She doesn't have a voice. It's called a shreak.
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#39
Yorkshire for the sole reason that Geoffery Boycott speaks it.
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