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  • "posh" Cambridge accent

    10 12.20%
  • Cockney London accent

    11 13.41%
  • Scottish accent

    3 3.66%
  • Irish accent

    2 2.44%
  • Aussie accent

    10 12.20%
  • Canadian accent

    4 4.88%
  • Yankee accent (US)

    8 9.76%
  • Southern (Texan) accent (US)

    23 28.05%
  • Caribbean accent

    11 13.41%
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    The most annoying accent is the pseudo-Scottish/stroke induced/slurred accent that Sean Connery uses.

    [YOUTUBE="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SU6X6ohNM3w"]YOGURT[/YOUTUBE]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystic Tater View Post
    The most annoying accent is the pseudo-Scottish/stroke induced/slurred accent that Sean Connery uses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    I agree with the spirit of what you are saying, but the reality of the homogoneous nature of American english is considered a cultural oddity.

    There is interesting reading on this in "Made in America" which spends a lot of time looking at the background to english dialects in north america, and the speedy way with which incoming cultures were assimilated, often in LESS than a generation, to create a strangely homogenous sound. Its written by Bill Bryson (who's from Iowa but lived in the UK too). It's a good read and interesting as it doesnt carry any of the "patriotism" being carried in this thread (anti american, europeanism, old colonialism).
    Wait, people don't usually acquire an accent within less than a generation? I hear it happen all the time at school... Not just to "newscaster" American accent, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JivinJeffJones View Post
    New Zealand and South Africans accents for me. It's a rugby thing.

    [YOUTUBE="ZdVHZwI8pcA"]Imagine this accent jeering at your 23rd knock-on[/YOUTUBE]
    The beached whale video is very appropriate for the discussion (which is by far the most popular youtube video in NZ) being made by an Australian to make fun of New Zealand accents. It is of course a little exaggerated (not much for some NZers, though) but we we love it!

    Should I post a Kath and Kim clip for you?

    Quote Originally Posted by MacGuffin View Post
    Besides we need a new poll based on this:

    [YOUTUBE="3UgpfSp2t6k"]21 English Accents[/YOUTUBE]
    This is brilliant. And she actually gets the NZ accent right! Its a miracle! I also like that she did 2 Aussie accents because they are quite different.

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    From the ones you listed, I would have to go with Texan

    But South African and Indian are far more annoying. Not to mention chinese accent (even though it's non-native.)

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    Sean does not count.
    The actors of his generation did not find their native accent an asset in their profession.
    That was because of the class prejudice, in Britain and in America.

    But as we see from these posts, today it is not better.
    Diana tried to change her accent. Even Charlie and the Queen have changed their accent.
    A mistake.

    I say let everyone speak the way they speak. One way or the other.
    It is not your concern.
    Accent does not annoy.
    Only prejudice does.
    Prejudice is not about the other.

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    Do you want me to make everyone really angry?

    Australian sounds to me on the English gradient. So does South African. I wouldn't be able to tell them apart.
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    Honestly, the accents that annoy me the most are white South Africans and black Americans from the South and most of the Midwest.

    I associate both with such gross stereotypes that it's painful for me to hear them, because I don't like thinking of people as caricatures.

    I would also say that the very flat Tex-Mex sound grates on me, in English and in Spanish.

    Not a huge fan of Scouse, barely understanding a word from anyone within a 5 mile radius of Liverpool. I love most Irish accents, though.

    Also, although I love the way Austrians speak German (my favorite type of German speaker), I am absolutely repulsed when they speak English. They sound like the stereotypical "Nazi" accents used in American films. For some reason, when Germans speak English, it comes off as much softer than when Austrians do it.

    The "mid-atlantic" accent that Katherine Hepburn used was also ridiculously annoying to me, because it sounds so fake and put on. I have yet to meet a single person who speaks like that in real life.

    I also get annoyed when someone exaggerates a New York accent.

    And I love a good New England (yankee) accent. It's wicked cool.


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    To Americans, a Yankee is a Northerner.
    To Northerners, a Yankee is an Easterner.
    To Easterners, a Yankee is a New Englander.
    To New Englanders, a Yankee is a Vermonter.
    And in Vermont, a Yankee is somebody who eats pie for breakfast.

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    And you've got to wonder if Midwest is Northern Midwest or newscaster speak because it can mean both.

    I don't care how many Nazi movies there are. I can't take a German accent seriously, it sounds like peanut butter is stuck to the roof of their mouths and I keep thinking "LOL peanut butter".

    Wow, that's really mean.
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    None of the above! I think that this rich Californian (?) accent is way more annoying. One of the reasons that I never watch the Hills.
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