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I think I have a relatively mild South Manchester accent. Southerners immediately notice I'm Northern but struggle to pick exactly where I'm from. Admittedly this may be as much about their poor geography as the nuances of my accent.

My gf is from Norwich but she has a generic Southern accent (as do her best friends from school). I think there's a big urban/rural divide in East Anglia. Head 5 miles out of Norwich or Ipswich and everyone sounds like a country bumpkin with an Aussie twang. Jogging = Jargon? Okay...
I don't really agree about the urban/rural divide, I think the accents of local people are just as strong in Norwich as they are in rural Norfolk, although it's probably dying out faster.

I don't get the Aussie thing either, although that's probably because EA accents are much more normal to me.
 

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Mine's described as posh but I think the Lincoln accent is quite a well spoken one anyway. I wouldn't say there's the typical Lincolnshire accent in Lincoln itself.

I work at Scunthorpe, which is only 30 miles up the road, and the difference in accent is very noticeable. They've got more of a Lincolnshire accent up there than we have in Lincoln.
 
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I don't really agree about the urban/rural divide, I think the accents of local people are just as strong in Norwich as they are in rural Norfolk, although it's probably dying out faster.

I don't get the Aussie thing either, although that's probably because EA accents are much more normal to me.
I think it's really noticeable when you go out to the country. Olroight my man, fancy a foo bears?
 
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The bury, bolton and Manchester accent are all noticeably different. For example... Take the word "Flower"

I would pronounce it (Bury) as fl(a)wer

A Boltonian May pronounce it as fl(u)wer

And a Mancunian would pronounce it flawoh with a "oh" sound at the end rather than "er".

I think older people tend to have stronger accents for some reason, and are more inclined to say "ey up love" than me, a university student. Funnily enough I really don't know what accent I have, I don't sound completely similar to my mates.. And it's definately not a strong mancunian. I'd say it's a toned down Bury accent with a hint of mancunian?
 

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Standard Surrey accent really without the extra pronounciation.
 

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Shit. No-one ever knows where I'm from.
 

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Your accent blends perfectly into Korean.

Not that I'm an expert on Korean like, just seen a few films.
 

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Haha, if only that was the case! Unfortunately, I have terrible difficultly with pronunciation. I'm not even sure if a Korean person would be able to understand what I just said there.
 

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Well it's better than my Korean any road.
 

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Apparently I have a typical Hampshire accent, but to me it seems like most of the home counties accents are very similar. ..

No such thing as a typical Hampshire accent, mine is very broad rural Hampshire, but being born and bred in Basingstoke, many people I know have mixed local and London accents due to the 70's overspill. I can tell someone who comes from Basingstoke as easy as someone from Newcastle. Home counties are all subtly different, Berks/Bucks is softer in tone than Herts for example. Always been fascinated with dialect, as my family originates from Birmingham and Leicester and if I find myself in Brum for more than a couple of days I can easily slip into the accent!
 

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Abertawe sounds very manc
Really? It must be mixing with em day in day out. My accent is very varied to change though, when I'm down in Wales it changes significantly without even realising.
 

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Really? It must be mixing with em day in day out. My accent is very varied to change though, when I'm down in Wales it changes significantly without even realising.
I could definitely hear welsh but some words you just sounded like Liam Gallagher
 

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A horrible Belfast one lol most Northern Irish accents are awful, although Americans seem to love it :/
 

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