What is your least favourite English language accent?

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US accents that are fucking horrible - Texas, that fucking drawl. Nashville, that's fucking awful too, should all be playing Waylon Jennings songs and saying "y'all" lots. Cali accents on girls with empty heads. Cali surfer accents from those who are just trying too hard and use the words 'dude' and 'man' and 'like' every third word. Proper California surf kids/skate kids are cooler/their accents are cooler...than penguins' pillars.

Best accents in the US are New York accents and New Jersey accents. NY and NJ mixed in with a bit of Italian/Spanish twang.
 
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The Welsh accent is fucking horrible. The Irish accent has to be right to be right, if you know what I mean. Scottish accents are soooooo great on women, but can be hard work on blokes. People who come from Glasgow are like people who come from Liverpool (this is NOT a criticism before you start), they speak a different language. I'm sure they all understand it, but I don't. I guess you could say the same about Yorkshire people like me, when people come to Barnsley they understand very little unless they're Yorkshire folk.

Right, that's me dead in a week.
 
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The Welsh accent is fucking horrible. The Irish accent has to be right to be right, if you know what I mean. Scottish accents are soooooo great on women, but can be annoying as fuck on blokes. People who come from Glasgow are like people who come from Liverpool (this is NOT a criticism before you start), they speak a different language. I'm sure they all understand it, but I don't. I guess you could say the same about Yorkshire people like me, when people come to Barnsley they understand very little unless they're Yorkshire folk.

Right, that's me dead in a week.
Haw pal, it's no oor fault ye cannae unnurstaun uhs ya deef cunt ye.

I'm actually pretty well spoken, and have never had any difficulty being understood anywhere, but yeah, I've had to translate for some of my glaswegian mates in the past.

Mainly in England and the states. Usually been fine in celtic countries, or non English speaking nations.
 
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Haw pal, it's no oor fault ye cannae unnurstaun uhs ya deef cunt ye.

I'm actually pretty well spoken, and have never had any difficulty being understood anywhere, but yeah, I've had to translate for some of my glaswegian mates in the past.

Mainly in England and the states. Usually been fine in celtic countries, or non English speaking nations.
As I compared you to Liverpool (NOT A CRITICISM OF EITHER I MUST CLARIFY AGAIN) it's the locals. I went to work in the US for some time when I was at university, and at that point you had to go to India Buildings in Liverpool to get your US work visa. I got off of the train and didn't have a clue where I was, so I asked some fella from there about where I should go. He answered me in about four or five sentences and I recognised three or four words.

Slightly related - I was driving to St. Andrews and went through Edinburgh and got lost, so I turned around using about three/four foot of this fella's drive way to turn around (I can't spell manouevre)...this bloke came out - anyone would have thought I'd fucked his dead wife. He seriously offered me out. He made me put my car window down and then asked me to get out so he could kick the piss out of me. "We dinnae doooo that up here" he bellowed. Fucking hell, mate, sorry. Have yet to return to Edinburgh as a consequence, and that was in 2004.
 
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I'm usually OK picking up other folks accents.

Only time I remember struggling was with an old workie guy with a really thick geordie accent who used to live near me. I only got about one word in six he said.
 
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I'm usually OK picking up other folks accents.

Only time I remember struggling was with an old workie guy with a really thick geordie accent who used to live near me. I only got about one word in six he said.
Geordie accents get harder to understand the more pissed up the people get. I drink with a Newcastle fan from Gateshead who lives down here, he's sound, old punk. When you start out he's easy to understand...after six pints (him, not me) it gets harder and harder to understand.

Went up to Newcastle on a work course some time ago and stopped over for a night. A local who I went to university with showed me the nightlife. The fanny there was fucking ace...couple it with that accent it's just sooooo good.
 
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As I compared you to Liverpool (NOT A CRITICISM OF EITHER I MUST CLARIFY AGAIN) it's the locals. I went to work in the US for some time when I was at university, and at that point you had to go to India Buildings in Liverpool to get your US work visa. I got off of the train and didn't have a clue where I was, so I asked some fella from there about where I should go. He answered me in about four or five sentences and I recognised three or four words.

Slightly related - I was driving to St. Andrews and went through Edinburgh and got lost, so I turned around using about three/four foot of this fella's drive way to turn around (I can't spell manouevre)...this bloke came out - anyone would have thought I'd fucked his dead wife. He seriously offered me out. He made me put my car window down and then asked me to get out so he could kick the piss out of me. "We dinnae doooo that up here" he bellowed. Fucking hell, mate, sorry. Have yet to return to Edinburgh as a consequence, and that was in 2004.
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There are roughly two types of people and two types of accents in Edinburgh. Posh, moneyed folk who sound English, and mad bastards who sound like Begbie from trainspotting.

Oh, and I took no offence with the glasgow accent, it can be nice, but it can also be horrible and incomprehensible.
 
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There are roughly two types of people and two types of accents in Edinburgh. Posh, moneyed folk who sound English, and mad bastards who sound like Begbie from trainspotting.

Oh, and I took no offence with the glasgow accent, it can be nice, but it can also be horrible and incomprehensible.
As horrible as it might sound I could quite easily let Nicola Sturgeon read me a nighttime Boxing News article in bed as long as I could close my eyes and she wasn't allowed to touch me. Where's she from?

Lorraine Kelly has an ATG accent...and that blonde bitch from Radio 1, Edith Bowman. I fancy both desperately...though I haven't seen a pic of Edit recently, in her prime she was fine.

Och aye. I used to buy Oor Wullie one year and The Broons the year after for years when I was a nip. Didn't understand much of that ye ken.
 
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A bloke from Glasgow is lost up in a hot air balloon, hasn't got a clue where he is, so starts to fly a bit lower - sees a farmer in a field...shouts down "Dae ye ken waur I am?" Farmer shouts back up "Ye cannae fool me, y' bastard, you're in that basket". :lol:
 
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Nicola Sturgeon is from Irvine, no idea where that is.

Ayesha Hazarika could talk me to sleep, but I'd have to fuck her first, she's sweeeeeeet.

edit: Ayesha Hazarika is Coatbridge, I think. Isn't that Glasgow area?
 
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As horrible as it might sound I could quite easily let Nicola Sturgeon read me a nighttime Boxing News article in bed at night as long as I could close my eyes and she wasn't allowed to touch me. Where's she from?

Lorraine Kelly has an ATG accent...and that blonde bitch from Radio 1, Edith Bowman. I fancy both desperately...though I haven't seen a pic of Edit recently, in her prime she was fine.

Och aye. I used to buy Oor Wullie one year and The Broons the year after for years when I was a nip. Didn't understand much of that ye ken.
Wee Sturgey is from Irvine in Ayrshire. It's on the west coast, in the central belt.

The area has got a lot of history, but the town was a costal touristy spot I think. Beaches, swimming pools, that kind of thing. I'm guessing it might be a bit run down now, but I haven't been for decades, so that could be rubbish.

Being Scottish, none of the Scottish accents really do it for me. Inverness area is nice though.

I like Latin accents on ladies, or Irish, or French.
 
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Nicola Sturgeon is from Irvine, no idea where that is.

Ayesha Hazarika could talk me to sleep, but I'd have to fuck her first, she's sweeeeeeet.

edit: Ayesha Hazarika is Coatbridge, I think. Isn't that Glasgow area?
Had to Google her. You have some strange tastes. :lol:

Ricky Burns is from Coatbridge. It's to the east of Glasgow in North Lanarkshire.

Been through it, don't know it well. I guess it's like a lot of the towns out that way. Bit like small glasgows.
 
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Wee Sturgey is from Irvine in Ayrshire. It's on the west coast, in the central belt.

The area has got a lot of history, but the town was a costal touristy spot I think. Beaches, swimming pools, that kind of thing. I'm guessing it might be a bit run down now, but I haven't been for decades, so that could be rubbish.

Being Scottish, none of the Scottish accents really do it for me. Inverness area is nice though.

I like Latin accents on ladies, or Irish, or French.
Being a native of South Yorkshire I don't find the Yorkshire accent attractive on girls at all (maybe it's because I've had too many Yorkshire accents around me). Scottish accents are beautiful on women. Despite me denigrating Welsh accents, Alex jones (The One Show) has a great Welsh accent, unfortunately she dresses like a cunt for four out of the five days she's on the One Show.

Angela Scanlon is fine and has a fine Irish accent, though I'm not sure if it's ROI or NI. @Matty lll

I went to university with these two girls (well, there were more than two girls there) who were from the Iberian Peninsula. They made a pact that they would only speak Spanish in the UK unless it was impossible to understand the English we spoke to them, then they would confer in Spanish. One of the girls was a smoking hot fucking 10 who spoke with a husky accent in English. It was strangely attractive.
 

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Ayesha Hazarika is marriage material. She's a 4/5 but gets bumped up to a 9/10 because of the gorgeous accent. She's the kind of girl you would take to see your Ma (Scottish accent there). She's also the kind of girl you'd spend talking at night about politics with and watching Johnny Tapia fights, and then she'd say in that beautiful Coatbridge accent "Shall we go to bed, Ian" and I would reply "After the second Ayala fight, sweetie". She'd wake up the following morning and I'd fetch her cold toast and Ringtons tea in bed. That night we would talk about the state of the economy, and I would introduce her to Jorge Paez and we would plan our marriage while watching el Maromero impart his wizardry on us all.

She's single, by the way. She let it slip in a Sky Press Preview session.

Ayesha and Lorraine on one screen.

 
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Listen to her, Bob.

@Bob Weaver Going have to question your Scottish sexuality if you don't take a shine to her with that accent and those eyes.

Can you hook me up with a cute lassie from Scotland, please...?