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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
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