Spinsterella

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Accents

Least Favourites:

Norn Iron
Posh English
That all-pervasive from-nowhere English accent.

I don’t mind, but am not especially fond of:

Scottish
Southern Irish
Scouse
Geordie.

I like:

A slight hint of Brummie
A slight hint of west country.
Welsh.
Northern

Having said all that, I very much like Ed Harcourt's speaking voice and, in the real world, that twat I pulled at Glastonbury, and this other bloke I really fancy right now (who I’ll tell you about in a bit). They’ve all got that from-nowhere non-accent.

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12 Comments:

  • >>That all-pervasive from-nowhere English accent.

    *is sad*

    By Blogger LC, at 10:42 AM  

  • Posh English and that accent the Kooks and Kate Nash sing in get my goat. Any regional accent is fine by me.

    By Blogger Geoff, at 11:12 AM  

  • hmm, if you entirely reversed that list I'd be with you. I'm not sure what gets me hotter, Hugh Grant or Ian Paisley.

    Obviously I won't be ripping off this meme because blogging about how I wish RP English was compulsory would no doubt get me shot.

    By Blogger GreatSheElephant, at 11:53 AM  

  • that sarf london "i'm a total bastard" one does it for me.

    or a french "i'm dirty, but you like it" one

    i do like the scottish one, but i can never help feeling that they're somehow taking the piss out of me.

    By Blogger Rosie Cheeks, at 2:11 PM  

  • That North Midlands/Stoke On Trent accent is very alluring. Not as used by Robbie Williams of course.

    I hate that posh student accent - the way of talking where you don't seem to open or close your mouth and all the words are slurred together. Yech. Regional accents rule.

    By Anonymous betty, at 11:55 AM  

  • What about generic well-spoken with very poor mumbling diction?

    By Blogger Billy, at 6:08 PM  

  • "generic well-spoken"

    Well that falls right between posh (yuk) and from-nowhere (boring).

    Sorry Billy.

    By Blogger Spinsterella, at 6:16 PM  

  • I talk like what The Queen does.

    By Anonymous wyndham, at 6:42 PM  

  • you're teasing us. get to the snogging part.

    By Blogger First Nations, at 6:43 PM  

  • Mine mutates depending on the accents of those around me. It only took a few hours in Birmingham to start shifting to Brummie diction.

    By Blogger llewtrah, at 7:40 PM  

  • crikey, what's "northern"?

    everything north of the watford gap except geordies and scots?!

    or are we talking about the shetland islands?

    By Blogger Lettuce Hater, at 11:31 AM  

  • I can't resist posting this - exciting to think it's a positive to some people: I have a slight hint of a Brummie accent! People usually seem to think it's a slight hint of stupidity. Unless... they're reacting to a bit of my actual stupidity. I suppose that's always a possibility. Poo.

    By Blogger Paul Rayson, at 10:28 PM  

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