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British accents

I hate them all except for RP. Does that make me elitist?

by Anonymousreply 5October 14, 2021 12:17 AM

You don’t even like hearing Elton John’s voice in his songs, or the Beatles?

by Anonymousreply 1October 14, 2021 12:09 AM

I just can’t stand how they all say “posh” and act like they are so cool or witty.

by Anonymousreply 2October 14, 2021 12:10 AM

Elton’s singing voice is tolerable. The Beatles, somewhat less so.

by Anonymousreply 3October 14, 2021 12:11 AM

I went down a YouTube rabbit hole once of Mancunian accents, they’re honestly pretty interesting to listen to.

by Anonymousreply 4October 14, 2021 12:14 AM

Is it my imagination, or have British accents massively shifted towards "American Neutral" over the past 20-40 years... still recognizably "British", but nowhere NEAR as strongly as they were even in the 1980s?

For example, compare Monty Python circa 1970, mid-80s Spitting Image, and... pretty much any TV show made in Britain after ~2010 (or Daniel Radcliffe, Dan Stevens,etc). Compare Margaret Thatcher to Boris Johnson. You get the idea.

by Anonymousreply 5October 14, 2021 12:17 AM
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