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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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    Quote Originally Posted by heart View Post
    Yeah, they slipped that one in under the radar.


    Why do people hate Aussuie accents?
    I think the modern aussie inflection of raising tone as if it were a question at the end of a sentence, is considered quite irritating?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elaur View Post
    Yeah the terms are, but not the name of the accent. What in the world is a "yankee accent" - is that everyone in the north? We all don't have even remotely similar accents. Did the midwest accent or the north west or the north east not make the poll?
    I dunno. Non-Americans generally tend to know that there's a South and then there's everything else. I guess "Yankee" is everything else, which I probably have to vote for, because MidAtlantic accents are about the most grating sound to ever exist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmail! View Post
    I've did it on purpose, to prevent US narcissism.

    American people here must understand they're not the center of the English-speaking world, and that however varied they think they are, for foreigners, their US accents may sound somewhat similar, at least compared to accents heard in other English speaking countries.
    Good point.

    There are variations of a general accent in every country, I'd assume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SillySapienne View Post
    Certain people, incredibly annoying people, when they talk, regardless of their particular accent, have jarring voices.

    So... yeah.
    True, this. A richly timbred voice can make up for any accent or non accent in the world. Mmm voices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    I think the modern aussie inflection of raising tone as if it were a question at the end of a sentence, is considered quite irritating?
    Well, it might be one explanation amongst many.
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    A point of clarification. Most British cannot tell the difference between a Texan, South Carolina, Yonkers or Canadian accent. Neither do they make any distinction between Australian and New Zealand accents.

    They can spot straight away who comes from 3 towns down the road. The first thing they'll tell you: what a ridiculous accent!


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    I've never found Aussie accents annoying. I like them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmail! View Post
    I've did it on purpose, to prevent US narcissism.

    American people here must understand they're not the center of the English-speaking world, and that however varied they think they are, for foreigners, their US accents may sound somewhat similar, at least compared to accents heard in other English speaking countries.
    there are at least three American accents. Out east, out south, and then everything else, and you probably SHOULD have AAVE to keep from being racist. The US has about five times the population as the UK, and yet you give them 4 accents when we only get two! If you're going to do that, you've at least got to merge Scot and Irish into Scotirish!
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    There can be 16 choices on the poll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by disregard View Post
    Good point.

    There are variations of a general accent in every country, I'd assume.
    But then consider that France is a bit smaller than Texas and has about a sixth the population of the USA, and one might think there are more accents in the USA than in France.

    ...And it's not like the USA is culturally homogenous, either.
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