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How *not* to speak with a British accent.

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Shamil, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    Here's a video I trudged up. It apparently is mean to teach you how to speak with the British accent. I advise you otherwise. Have fun!

    So, what do you think?
  2. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    Oh bugger, linked to wrong video. Link corrected. sorry.
  3. Mikey

    Mikey Well-Known Member

    How not to speak with a british accent:
    dont be british.
  4. anotheralias

    anotheralias Well-Known Member

    Aren't there about 30 different kinds of British accents?
  5. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    One of the reasons I have found it really hard to get into Lost (TV show) is all the attrocious fake Aussie accents (not from Claire - who is an Aussie, abet a bogan one ;p )

    Simple rule.. if it doesn't come naturally... don't try to fake it, people will ALWAYS know.
  6. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    In most cases anyway. Some people are really, really good at accents. :p
  7. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

    I can do a passable kiwi one ;)
  8. anotheralias

    anotheralias Well-Known Member

    It's like an Irish author I like trying to do conversations between people in the U.S. It only looks authentic if you aren't from the U.S.
  9. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

    What was the third word she tried to pronounce? I couldn't make it out in either accent, but it sounded like something we would call someone running a xenforosucks.com site to my ear :eek:

    Thanks for posting that up, the office are wetting themselves laughing over it.
  10. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    Someone should tell her the carrot is optional [​IMG]
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  11. AdamD

    AdamD Well-Known Member

    lol, I loved her version of British "coffee" and "barbie" (or "bebe" as she says)
  12. Dereck

    Dereck Active Member

    Hi Guys

    I learnt to talk speak with a British accent a while back and have been using it for some time now, it works great on American cops for getting out of a speeding ticket :D


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  13. Dismounted

    Dismounted Well-Known Member

    "Coffee" was great... She said it exactly the same way every time. :D
  14. AdamD

    AdamD Well-Known Member

    Well I'm British and I speak with a southern accent. (which I believe she's trying to mimic, but is failing miserably at hehe)
  15. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    I think "barbie" was supposed to be bobby.. and the third word in was thought...... I'm English and I don't think I've ever heard anyone talk the way she is. "The dawg is lost in the fawg"...we don't speak that way!!!!
  16. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    The video always sends me laughing my head off.
  17. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

    I think Mike should post a video giving Americans some pointers on this topic. :p
  18. Booth

    Booth Well-Known Member

    She's managed to combine about 6 of them in there, badly.

    It's like cockney, mancunian, yorkshire, lancashire, queens English all rolled into one.
  19. Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Well-Known Member

    Americans have 5 major dialects and 25 subdialects within those 5 major ones. From what I found, England (not including Scotland and Ireland) has 5 major dialects as well but only 10 subdialects within those 5 major ones.  I may have miscounted but not by much. 

    The thing is, she is using the generic "American" used by actors that is not a true American accent.  

  20. DSF

    DSF Well-Known Member

    For me, where english is'n my native language, the very British accent sounds terrible. :D Sorry about ...
    For my ears, it is difficult to understand.
    The American English from the east coast sounds simple, soft and beautiful. ;)

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