What is your least favourite English language accent?

Broxi

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And I realise speaking as a Scotsman what answers I'm inviting on myself, so fire away.

But what accents grind your nerves to dust?

For Example;

New Yawk / New Joisey
Southern US Drawl
Scottish Slang
Birmingham Brummie
Welsh sing-songy accent
Chinese

And don't worry about being called racist for picking out some non-white person accent, it's got nothing to do with it... this is about what sounds acoustically offensive to your ears.

That's my disclaimer anyway before I give mine, which is Indian ... every time I listen to some tech vid on Youtube and hear that accent, I can barely pay attention to what they're saying. It's like nails down a chalkboard annoying to me. I might even be specific in saying male Indian accents.

No reflection on Indian people though, generally I find them to be decent cunts.
 

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Castle Duckula.
Scouse. Brummie not far behind but Scouse makes you check your pockets for your wallet and phone.

My accent is retarded. Strong South Yorkshire like Sean Bean. Most people here my voice and me to count to potato.
 
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Haggis

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Pick from about 10 different English accents. :lol:

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How do you mean?
There's a few different accents from England that annoy me. For example, any accent that refuses to pronounce a T on the middle of a word. "Bah-ah" instead of "butter", "warh-ah" instead of "water", etc. That shits me to tears every time. :lol:

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Broxi

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There's a few different accents from England that annoy me. For example, any accent that refuses to pronounce a T on the middle of a word. "Bah-ah" instead of "butter", "warh-ah" instead of "water", etc. That shits me to tears every time. :lol:

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Oh yeah, I could reel off a bunch of them... Cali girl, Brummies, a bunch of generic Englandshire accents... most American accents don't bother us.

I like the Southern Irish, New York, Russian accents too
 

Broxi

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Actually, one I really like is the Phillipino Americanised accent, the one you get from tech call centres. I would never have guessed it was Pinoy till I asked a girl on a call where she was from because it was a nice accent. It sounds American but something is just a bit off-centre with it.
 

Broxi

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These clips remind me of how Robin Williams did a skit on how the game of golf was invented by a Scotsman and his lead-up to the story. Funny as hell.
His accent was actually no too bad, think it was his days spent around Billy Connolly.

Mike Myers is another North American who does a good Scottish accent.
 
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His accent was actually no too bad, think it was his days spent around Billy Connolly.

Mike Myers is another North American who does a good Scottish accent.
Think his folks were from Liverpool and his grandparents from somewhere in Scotland or something.
 
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Don't think any bother me too much.

Wouldn't want a brummie or scouse accent though.

Thai ones can be odd, often sound fake or condescending. Or maybe all the thai people I have met secretly thought I was a cunt?

Agree with Broxi, westernised Pinoy can be nice.
 

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Scouse is a weird one because it varies so much, the nasal scousers are the worst though, the ones who sound like they're trying to cough something up.


The geordie one is the worst though.
 
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Don't really hate any per se. Cockney is fairly ridiculous though.

Americans (California?) who refuse to use a sentence without using "like, you know, it's just sssooooo........". Those words, coupled with that accent can be irritating.
 
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There aren't any UK accents I don't like, cockney accents can be grating, and definitely that gay way young people from Essex speak.

I don't like English regional accents with a Pakistani flavour to them. It sounds retarded to me, but maybe just because it's a sign they haven't integrated

Love Welsh, love southern US, love Irish, love Russian. I actually like accents generally, there aren't many I dislike

The geordie one is the worst though.
:bart
 

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Don't really hate any per se. Cockney is fairly ridiculous though.

Americans (California?) who refuse to use a sentence without using "like, you know, it's just sssooooo........". Those words, coupled with that accent can be irritating.
Completely agree, anybody speaking with a rising intonation at the end of a statement (not a question) is a scrote
 
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