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9-15-2011 @ 8:55PM
Why did they go with British accents? Seems a bit strange for an American company...
9-15-2011 @ 9:11PM
WoWEurope seem to be the ones producing them, not the branch in the states.
As British accents rock... and may be found soothing my others :P
9-15-2011 @ 9:26PM
Shhh! I love British accents.
9-15-2011 @ 9:49PM
As an Englishman (remember folks, Britain is 4 countries) myself, the accents sound pretty fake... it's just kind of off and some of the ways they pronounce words (short/long vowels) aren't quite right. I think they're just trying to spice it up a little by putting "British accents" over the vid.
9-15-2011 @ 10:37PM
Brithish accents sounds way cooler than gringo's speak ;)
9-15-2011 @ 11:03PM
Why do people from the UK think they are experts on accents? Just because someone isn't from the same neck of the nape doesn't mean it is "fake". Also, as a Chicagoan, I have a certain accent and it can be more or less noticeable depending on who I am speaking with. /sigh.
9-16-2011 @ 12:57AM
It's been proven that most everyone in the Anglosphere regards people with British accents as intrinsically more trustworthy.
9-16-2011 @ 1:40AM
I am not an expert on accents but the female sounded like she could be Australian or spent some time there. The way she says "you" reminds me of my aussie friend. Another thing to keep in mind is British English is taught pretty much throughout the world so just because people have what sounds like a British accent, they could be from many other places, which would influence their dialect as well. And finally, everyone's "ear" is different which is why many people pronounce things different as well. Even people living in the same city as you ;)
9-16-2011 @ 3:21AM
"you shood first check it is oop too dade"
9-16-2011 @ 3:56AM
Yeah, I'm Australian myself and I thought I heard a hint of familiarity in the woman's voice..
9-16-2011 @ 5:08AM
Think she's just some form of UK - what region, I don't know, but I wouldn't rule out spending time in oz(maybe even an Aussie who moved when she was young). The Australian accent tends to be the same sort of "floaty", but less rounded. If you imagine a line graph, you'd have two curvy lines, one with smooth, even ups and downs(English), and one with curves going to same spots, but changing rapidly, then having shallow peaks/valleys(Australian). American tends to be a lot sharper, and would be more straight lines, with corners, if you were curious.
9-16-2011 @ 7:15AM
Vaguely interesting, vaguely on-topic comment:If you take two people from different ends of the UK, or even England (which is the accent people are discussing here - I think she's Aussie btw) it's unlikely they'll sound almost the same. They're much more likely to sound totally different. We're a small country, but people from different areas genuinely struggle to understand each other at times.My partner can't understand a word most people say when we go down to Cornwall to visit my parents, and we only live in Bristol (that's about 125 miles difference!)So @ Noyou: the "posh" English accent that you're talking about actually doesn't have much variation, hence British people knowing when it's not real.This vid explains it pretty well: (and also explains why we tend to be touchy about the term "British accent" :P ) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gu9q_vedO7w&feature=related
9-16-2011 @ 5:47PM
The female narrator sounds just like the safety instructions recording that I've heard on countless Air New Zealand flights over the years. This is strangely reassuring. I was expecting her to tell me how to inflate my lifejacket and jump on the escape slide next.
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