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Mind boggling to me how (some of) you lot can name accents down to post codes :lol: I mean, I get that it's due to a lifetime of exposure and actually being your country and all, but it's still crazy to me given we barely even differentiate by state for a lot of accents, with a few notable exceptions, e.g. people - new yorkers mostly :lol: - can tell brooklyn from queens from bronx etc but to me all of the metro northeast is basically the generic Moe Syzlak voice from the Simpsons, it's a very muddled jersey/boston/generic nyc accent.

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Mind boggling to me how (some of) you lot can name accents down to post codes :lol: I mean, I get that it's due to a lifetime of exposure and actually being your country and all, but it's still crazy to me given we barely even differentiate by state for a lot of accents, with a few notable exceptions, e.g. people - new yorkers mostly :lol: - can tell brooklyn from queens from bronx etc but to me all of the metro northeast is basically the generic Moe Syzlak voice from the Simpsons, it's a very muddled jersey/boston/generic nyc accent.

 

At least you have some. Australia doesn’t have any regional variation on accent, which is bizarre.

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Mind boggling to me how (some of) you lot can name accents down to post codes :lol: I mean, I get that it's due to a lifetime of exposure and actually being your country and all, but it's still crazy to me given we barely even differentiate by state for a lot of accents, with a few notable exceptions, e.g. people - new yorkers mostly :lol: - can tell brooklyn from queens from bronx etc but to me all of the metro northeast is basically the generic Moe Syzlak voice from the Simpsons, it's a very muddled jersey/boston/generic nyc accent.

 

At least you have some. Australia doesn’t have any regional variation on accent, which is bizarre.

Could swear I've read something about that before; how, due to having few large population centres + being a youngish country (relatively speaking) really maturing with the advent of radio+tv, geographical differences really didn't get time or a chance to take hold.
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Mind boggling to me how (some of) you lot can name accents down to post codes :lol: I mean, I get that it's due to a lifetime of exposure and actually being your country and all, but it's still crazy to me given we barely even differentiate by state for a lot of accents, with a few notable exceptions, e.g. people - new yorkers mostly :lol: - can tell brooklyn from queens from bronx etc but to me all of the metro northeast is basically the generic Moe Syzlak voice from the Simpsons, it's a very muddled jersey/boston/generic nyc accent.

Itsvin the ear aswell. Many outside the area can't tell the difference between a Tyneside and Wearside accent but those locally hear a massive difference and that's repeated throughout the country
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Mind boggling to me how (some of) you lot can name accents down to post codes :lol: I mean, I get that it's due to a lifetime of exposure and actually being your country and all, but it's still crazy to me given we barely even differentiate by state for a lot of accents, with a few notable exceptions, e.g. people - new yorkers mostly :lol: - can tell brooklyn from queens from bronx etc but to me all of the metro northeast is basically the generic Moe Syzlak voice from the Simpsons, it's a very muddled jersey/boston/generic nyc accent.

 

At least you have some. Australia doesn’t have any regional variation on accent, which is bizarre.

Could swear I've read something about that before; how, due to having few large population centres + being a youngish country (relatively speaking) really maturing with the advent of radio+tv, geographical differences really didn't get time or a chance to take hold.

 

Makes sense I guess, will still file under not to be trusted.

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Mind boggling to me how (some of) you lot can name accents down to post codes :lol: I mean, I get that it's due to a lifetime of exposure and actually being your country and all, but it's still crazy to me given we barely even differentiate by state for a lot of accents, with a few notable exceptions, e.g. people - new yorkers mostly :lol: - can tell brooklyn from queens from bronx etc but to me all of the metro northeast is basically the generic Moe Syzlak voice from the Simpsons, it's a very muddled jersey/boston/generic nyc accent.

 

At least you have some. Australia doesn’t have any regional variation on accent, which is bizarre.

 

Didn't know that, interesting. I love how you can track the little differences up the coast from NY Yorks > Middlesbrough > Hartlepool > Durham > Sunderland >Tyneside > Northumberland, then at the border it just becomes completely different, and stays that way over an entire small country, obviously with subtle differences within but still noticeably a Scotch accent. The accent in Eyemouth is closer to John O'Groats than the one in North Yorkshire is to Hartlepool.

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Mind boggling to me how (some of) you lot can name accents down to post codes :lol: I mean, I get that it's due to a lifetime of exposure and actually being your country and all, but it's still crazy to me given we barely even differentiate by state for a lot of accents, with a few notable exceptions, e.g. people - new yorkers mostly :lol: - can tell brooklyn from queens from bronx etc but to me all of the metro northeast is basically the generic Moe Syzlak voice from the Simpsons, it's a very muddled jersey/boston/generic nyc accent.

 

At least you have some. Australia doesn’t have any regional variation on accent, which is bizarre.

 

That's mad.

 

On what Wullie said about the variations within a small area. Where I work there's me, from Wylam, A mackem and a smoggy. And obviously everyone else says we kinda speak the same but the 3 of us are always mentioning the differences. The biggest one imo is the 'u' sound. I'd say 'Sooper Dooper Compooter' whereas a mackem would say 'Sewper Dewper Compewter'. But you can tell the difference even between North Shields and South Shieds with that example, although the difference being very slight. You dont have to go far to get small variations. And it exagerates as you go south.

 

I like the Boro example of 'Perple Werk Shert'. Whereas Id say 'Purple Wurk Shert'.

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It’s where it changes markedly that always throws me. Boro to Northumberland isn’t the same but has similarities. Liverpool to Manchester might as well be different countries.

 

:lol: There's a big change but I still do hear similarities between the two. But bang on it changes markedly in no area at all. Like in 4 places, from say Manchester, Warrington, St Helens, Liverpool, there's just massive leaps. And then there's fucking Wigan :lol:

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We need a thread where we all record ourselves speaking the same sentence so we can hear how different we all sound.

Branko's got me out here slowly mouthing those sentences to myself to hear the differences :lol: :lol:
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Mind boggling to me how (some of) you lot can name accents down to post codes [emoji38] I mean, I get that it's due to a lifetime of exposure and actually being your country and all, but it's still crazy to me given we barely even differentiate by state for a lot of accents, with a few notable exceptions, e.g. people - new yorkers mostly [emoji38] - can tell brooklyn from queens from bronx etc but to me all of the metro northeast is basically the generic Moe Syzlak voice from the Simpsons, it's a very muddled jersey/boston/generic nyc accent.

 

At least you have some. Australia doesn’t have any regional variation on accent, which is bizarre.

 

That's mad.

 

On what Wullie said about the variations within a small area. Where I work there's me, from Wylam, A mackem and a smoggy. And obviously everyone else says we kinda speak the same but the 3 of us are always mentioning the differences. The biggest one imo is the 'u' sound. I'd say 'Sooper Dooper Compooter' whereas a mackem would say 'Sewper Dewper Compewter'. But you can tell the difference even between North Shields and South Shieds with that example, although the difference being very slight. You dont have to go far to get small variations. And it exagerates as you go south.

 

I like the Boro example of 'Perple Werk Shert'. Whereas Id say 'Purple Wurk Shert'.

 

And (older) folk from ashington would say 'parple wark shart' while just ten miles up the road it'd be 'porple walk short'.

 

Always puts me in mind of the classic Ashington bloke at the doctor joke.

 

'I've hurt me leg'

'Can you still walk?'

'Work? Ah cannit even walk'

 

(with apologies to those unfamiliar with the dulcet tones of Ashington; I don't know that there's a way to render the joke phonetically)

 

I knew a lad from Sunderland who used to absolutely crease me impersonating the way folk from Newcastle said 'radiator', though it wasn't as funny as the way he said 'beeping' in his own accent

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It’s where it changes markedly that always throws me. Boro to Northumberland isn’t the same but has similarities. Liverpool to Manchester might as well be different countries.

 

:lol: There's a big change but I still do hear similarities between the two. But bang on it changes markedly in no area at all. Like in 4 places, from say Manchester, Warrington, St Helens, Liverpool, there's just massive leaps. And then there's fucking Wigan :lol:

 

Learned that Conor Coady was from St Helens the other day. Blew my mind he was a bad wool and wasn’t from deepest darkest Scouseland

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We need a thread where we all record ourselves speaking the same sentence so we can hear how different we all sound.

Branko's got me out here slowly mouthing those sentences to myself to hear the differences :lol: :lol:

 

:lol: That's what gave me the idea

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