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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 Blackmail! View Post
    It is not hilarious. It is simply history, and I think you should try to be more aware of it.
    Well, it was funny to me too and I am aware of the history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmail! View Post
    It is not hilarious. It is simply history, and I think you should try to be more aware of it.
    Are you telling us that Britain doesn't have media? Because, well, then where does the BBC come from?
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    Aren't these poll results just going to reflect who among the respondents is/is not from what geographical region?
    If you could be anything you want, I bet you'd be disappointed--am I right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmail! View Post
    It is not hilarious. It is simply history, and I think you should try to be more aware of it.
    Thank you, I will work on that. Very helpful, I apologize for making fun of you being very arbitrary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    Its very recognisable and has a huge speaking base though. It's interesting how aspects of that culture have ended up in british english too, innit?
    Frankly Geoff.

    As far as I remember, I could easily understand English when I was in New Delhi.

    But when I was in Chenai, it was TOTALLY different. I'm sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmail! View Post
    Besides, US English has become the standard version of English spoken worlwide. So somehow, it's more and more a normalized form of English than what you might imagine it really is. And it's internal differences are more and more subtler with each new passing generation. You can thank your medias for that.

    Once again, the US aren't the center of the English-speaking world. Ask any foreigner, I'm sure (s)he'll tell you quite the same story.
    Isn't BBC still the international news of choice?

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    Probably one of the british ones, for me, the proper one. Sounds very haughty and pompous. Whichever one Christian Bale has is the one I like. Favorite is probably Aussie accent. How can you not like that?



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    I figure this was relevant to our discussion here:
    [youtube="38BuXKx8XxQ"]American accents at work[/youtube]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmail! View Post
    Frankly Geoff.

    As far as I remember, I could easily understand English when I was in New Delhi.

    But when I was in Chenai, it was TOTALLY different. I'm sorry.
    That's because there are more call centres in New Dehli.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simulatedworld View Post
    Aren't these poll results just going to reflect who among the respondents is/is not from what geographical region?
    Absolutely.

    And this is why I think a foreign ear that has no cultural/musical bias about what spoken English is has a better chance to be slightly less subjective than someone who speaks English as his/her first language.
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