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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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  1. #81
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    My nationality's accent still has no vote yet. I should be proud. Saying that I'm not so sure of my own accent. Apparently I'm british from american standards and american from british standards. Quite confusing really. There are 2 accents up there I find both equally annoying. So I voted the one I encounter more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heart View Post
    Isn't BBC still the international news of choice?
    I'd be tempted to say yes. And furthermore, you may have noticed that most of the time I prefer the English spelling of words over the American one.

    But I also know how the real world works. And the real world learns American English most of the time (except in India). And that's true even in Academia.

    Business English. Scientific English.
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    ^ I admit, I wouldn't really know. I live in a bubble of my own creation. If I watch TV, it tends to be more often British made TV and news than US, so to me and my ears yes, Scottish and Irish accents are very different and so are Cambridge different.

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    To get back to the question, but not answer it.

    I find Irish accents very pleasant on the ear. Equally, some variants of Scots can be extremely soft and engaging, while others gutteral and profane. I don't think you can easily draw a line, as Blackmail! has.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bananatrombones View Post
    I find Irish accents very pleasant on the ear.
    They really are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heart View Post
    ^ I admit, I wouldn't really know. I live in a bubble of my own creation. I tend to watch more British made TV and news than US, so to me and my ears yes, Scottish and Irish accents are very different and so are Cambridge different.
    The international Academia writes its papers in American English, that's the sad truth.

    Scientific English = US English.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmail! View Post
    I'd be tempted to say yes. And furthermore, you may have noticed that most of the time I prefer the English spelling of words over the American one.
    You're exposing your own biases here. English-English spelling is more similar to French than American-English spellings.
    -Carefully taking sips from the Fire Hose of Knowledge

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmail! View Post
    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.
    That's probably true; unfortunately, most of the posters on this forum are Americans who speak American English as their first language, so you may have difficulty getting those less subjective results that you wanted.
    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
    The international Academia writes its papers in American English, that's the sad truth.

    Scientific English = US English.
    I am not sure why it is necessarily sad. It's just the way things are? Maybe in a 100 years it's all going to be Hong Kong version of English?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmail! View Post
    The international Academia writes its papers in American English, that's the sad truth.

    Scientific English = US English.
    But not the units!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_Cl...mperial_mix-up


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