Best British Accent ever

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  1. acura9927

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    As a guy who is from Hong Kong and Brooklyn NY I get jealous of nice Accents. Since I am from places where horrible sounding accents is the norm I often wonder how the hell do they sound so cool?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYEatF23SWw
     
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  2. Feña14

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    That's a Manchester accent. It's strange how accents vary so much here, you can literally drive for 20 minutes in any direction and each place you end up will have a totally different accent.

    Whenever someone not from here tries to do an English accent, they either do an upper class "Hugh Grant", or a cockney one. I think they should be more adventurous! :) it would be great to hear them attempting a Sunderland one, for instance haha.
     
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  3. acura9927

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    Everyone likes British Accents, Russian Accents the most.
    Least liked are Vietnamese, Chinese. Its Good morning, not Good Morninnnnnnnng. Thats the typical Chinese accent.
     
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  4. rommil

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    Wigan is best lol

    Viet and Thai sound like a strangled mouse.
     
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  5. Feña14

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    Ahh Wigan, now that is a niche accent!

    I'd be impressed if the next person showing me their English accent came out with a Wigan one :)
     
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    Ha! Went to visit friends there and they were afraid I wouldn't understand the people. Went to see a match too at JJB.

    Of course, when I tell other Brits I went to Wigan, their response almost always is why in hell would I go there:)
     
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  7. Feña14

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    Oh nice! I've been there a few times myself, it's a pretty good stadium. Just a shame they don't manage to fill it very often. I hear the Rugby League games there are alot better atmosphere wise, just a shame it's a rubbish game :)
     
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    Why is bashing Chinese stuff still considered fair game? Even on a thread about British accents? I'm Chinese and I don't sound like the description above.
     
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    ^ The worst are the supposed Indian accents that some Indian character in some (can't remember Brit or American shows?) sport. Completely exaggerated, I do't think anyone (even Resh :D ) speaks like that.

    The only accent I like is the British one that you hear in, say, Yes Minister. I think it is the Oxford one (?) -- for us foreigners it is the only Brit accent since we grew up on YM, we are shocked to hear other varieties like Cockney etc.
     
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    Ignorance is still rife in this nation.
     
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    As a Scotsman that accent in the video is like fingernails down a chalkboard.
     
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    lol because being PC only applies towards one minority in this country.




    On topic though... the Viet accent is pretty bad, similar to a Cantonese accent. It's because the language is very short and blunt so English is spoken in the same manner.
     
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  13. Slayer_of_Kings

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    Rest assured, Chinese speaking English no-doubt sounds a lot better than English speaking Chinese.
     
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  14. acura9927

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    I do admit to having a grass is greener somewhere else mindset often.
     
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    The quintessential master of "English" accents was Sir Laurence Olivier! I saw him perform the lead role in "Long Day's Journey Into Night" @ The Old Vic...he nailed the Connecticut Yankee accent called for in his role in that Eugene O'Neill classic. The best two hours of my life in an audience for the theatre.
     
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    I can assure the OP that a manchester accent is far from the height of sophistication! :D
     
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    Mancunian, to be exact:(

    Even Ian McKellen said he had to change his accent before. But the posh accents sounds boring and stuck up, like they always do.
     
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    Now it got me thinking back about Curry Mile and the German night market in November:(
     
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    Kevin Costner in Robin Hood. That was a fine piece of acting.
     
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    Alright Brits, this is off-topic but this is a convenient thread to ask the question:

    Who can tell me about the origins of yelling "Go on my son!" I've heard several football commentators and fans use it to urge on a team/player mounting an attack. From what I gather, it's a statement of encouragement. Similar to a French fan yelling "allez!"

    Is this correct?
     
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