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Started by mingmong on Jun 12, 2019 8:05:57 PM
Accents associated with personal or occupational types rather than regional background

Post with examples

e.g. the stupid accent

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLts-sXlLEM

0:38-0:47

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mingmong - 12 Jun 2019 20:10:34 (#1 of 21)

the bureaucrat accent

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_h77NbnBqGY

The Minglet once had a train- themed board game with audio clips, in which the station manager (quite correctly) had this accent

mingmong - 12 Jun 2019 20:51:31 (#2 of 21)

the evil accent

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeKqD2g9-ic

phantlers - 12 Jun 2019 21:22:05 (#3 of 21)

Rees Mogg. Is that an accent or a personality disorder?

mingmong - 12 Jun 2019 21:43:58 (#4 of 21)

With a bit of work, JRM could do a good evil accent. In its present state though, the voice is a little too dreary and pompous to be evil. Voices like that have a waterlogged quality, as if they can only exist alongside rain and hideous Victorian architecture

barkis - 12 Jun 2019 22:00:22 (#5 of 21)

Pirates have a distinct accent.

Rendered - 12 Jun 2019 22:16:52 (#6 of 21)

JRM has an awful simpering oleaginous version of RP. Nothing remotely lyrical or engaging about it.

carterbrandon - 12 Jun 2019 23:04:14 (#7 of 21)

oleaginous

Yes! If you'd not seen him, you'd imagine it was coming from the sort of hideous portly parson that pesters costume drama heroines, not some bony cunt who, if he stuck his tongue out, could pass as a zip.

CarlosFandango - 13 Jun 2019 00:52:46 (#8 of 21)

Or with his cock out, presumably.

And you can't un-see that in your mind's eye now, can you?

Ebadlun - 13 Jun 2019 04:13:26 (#9 of 21)

The Church of England seemed to have two voices in the late 20th century - the quavery one, and the slightly butcher one favoured of trendy vicars.

brennschluss - 13 Jun 2019 04:40:15 (#10 of 21)

Not quite on-theme: the sadly dying working-class accent affected by the London bourgeoisie when ordering a minicab. Mine was, by all accounts, particularly atrocious. "Yew awrite geez, yeh, can 'ai ave a caaaaaab to The Hawforns 'ighgate, wotcher, apples aaaaan' pears, ave ay banaaarna, vuh fack yew loo'in a' OI".

AlanII - 13 Jun 2019 05:33:37 (#11 of 21)

Voices like that have a waterlogged quality, as if they can only exist alongside rain and hideous Victorian architecture

Hah. I suspect that you have correctly identified Rees Mogg’s post Parliamentary career, ming. JRM presents, Around Britain in Ten Ghastly Buildings.

mingmong - 13 Jun 2019 06:37:48 (#12 of 21)

#9 the Church of England vicar accent

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZSMVEtfgSs

Arjuna - 13 Jun 2019 07:04:07 (#13 of 21)

Vicar in Dads Army nailed it but probably originated in Ealing comedies

DejaLu - 13 Jun 2019 07:15:57 (#14 of 21)

Not quite on-theme: the sadly dying working-class accent affected by the London bourgeoisie when ordering a minicab.

My brother still does an excruciating version of that.

mingmong - 13 Jun 2019 07:37:29 (#15 of 21)

Mid-Atlantic. The Smashy and Nicey accent of British entertainment executives and celebrities

CarlosFandango - 13 Jun 2019 07:41:55 (#16 of 21)

I've heard it said that, amongst a significant cohort of da yoof, the distinction between the soft (voiced) 'th' sound and the 'v' sound is disappearing. Also 'b' sneaking in for 'p' in places.

Vuh botatoes are over vair.

Apparently nothing can be done about it.

mingmong - 13 Jun 2019 11:30:06 (#17 of 21)

The American bully accent

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpMDAbMteUI

0:10

browserbutton - 13 Jun 2019 11:39:09 (#18 of 21)

Gap year trustifarians with ginger dreads speaking Jafaican, na man.

mingmong - 13 Jun 2019 11:50:18 (#19 of 21)

#18 An ex-GF of mine knew one such individual. He used to self-identify as "Black - Other" on ethnic diversity forms, the massive bellend.

Catspyjamas17 - 13 Jun 2019 12:02:00 (#20 of 21)

the stupid accent

To me that conjures up something quite different. Timothy Spall in Auf Weidershen, Pet, Pete and Dud in the pub, or the Two Ronnies' yokels chewing straw.

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