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12th Dec '17 6:30:44 PM MinisterOfSinister
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** The show draws the line occasionally though, like [[NoJustNo when Donna tries to adopt a posh accent during a cocktail party with]] AgathaChristie.

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** The show draws the line occasionally though, like [[NoJustNo [[CringeComedy when Donna tries to adopt a posh accent during a cocktail party with]] AgathaChristie.
30th Nov '17 8:34:28 PM JamesSwann
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Finally, it must be mentioned that both RP, and attitudes towards it, are inextricably tangled up with the [[UsefulNotes/ATouchOfClassEthnicityAndReligion British class system]], so the consequences of having it wax and wane with period and setting. In works set anywhere earlier than the 1950s, or within the confines of the upper classes, a character whose accent is just slightly wrong may well be treated like someone who showed up to interview for a middle-management position wearing a stained Che Guevara T-shirt and flip-flops; conversely, in something set in an inner city sink estate, breaking out any version of RP might be seen as - linguistically - chumming the water for sharks.

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Something that ''is'' true, is that all British people love a bloody good cup of tea - yes, that thing you see us doing on television is ''not'' a stereotype; it's ''true''.

Finally, it must be mentioned that both RP, and attitudes towards it, are inextricably tangled up with the [[UsefulNotes/ATouchOfClassEthnicityAndReligion British class system]], so the consequences of having it wax and wane with period and setting. In works set anywhere earlier than the 1950s, or within the confines of the upper classes, a character whose accent is just slightly wrong may well be treated like someone who showed up to interview for a middle-management position wearing a stained Che Guevara T-shirt and flip-flops; conversely, in something set in an inner city sink estate, breaking out any version of RP might be seen as - linguistically - chumming the water for sharks.
sharks.
19th Nov '17 9:17:31 AM tropower
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* Surfaces in the original dub of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' as the accent used by ''Minako'' when speaking English. {{Justified}} as, in the anime, she ''did'' live in London for a while...

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* Surfaces in the original Creator/DicEntertainment dub of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' as the accent used by ''Minako'' when speaking English. {{Justified}} as, in the anime, anime (but not the manga), she ''did'' live in London for a while...
14th Nov '17 4:20:55 PM REV6Pilot
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* Whenever LetsPlay/Helloween4545 comes upon a "Space British" (the term he uses for this accent, in a mockery of how non-English it sounds to his ears), HilarityEnsues.
4th Nov '17 10:31:11 PM infernape612
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The tendency of English characters in American works to speak with upper-class accents (the academic term is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Received_Pronunciation Received Pronunciation]]; more colloquially, it's called the Queen's English or BBC English) even when played by actual Brits, who may well "posh up" their accent. It's a case of BritainIsOnlyLondon but even more so. It's like Britain Is Only Mayfair (a very high-class area of London, which also is the "Boardwalk" of the London version of ''TabletopGame/Monopoly'').

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The tendency of English characters in American works to speak with upper-class accents (the academic term is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Received_Pronunciation Received Pronunciation]]; more colloquially, it's called the Queen's English or BBC English) even when played by actual Brits, who may well "posh up" their accent. It's a case of BritainIsOnlyLondon but even more so. It's like Britain Is Only Mayfair (a very high-class area of London, which also is the "Boardwalk" of the London version of ''TabletopGame/Monopoly'').
''TabletopGame/{{Monopoly}}'').
24th Oct '17 1:33:38 AM dotchan
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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'': Zelda, as befitting a Princess, speaks in a received accent. (Her father, however, less so.)
20th Oct '17 12:08:45 AM SPBurke
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* DoctorWho plays with this constantly since they constantly recast The Doctor but he's still a quintessentially British character. Most Doctors have used RP, to the point where exceptions are easier to point out: Sylvester McCoy and Peter Capaldi used their natural Scotch accents, David Tennant used Estuary (despite being naturally Scottish), and Christopher Eccleston used his natural Northern accent.
--> "Lots of planets have a North!"
** The show draws the line occasionally though, like [[NoJustNo when Donna tries to adopt a posh accent during a cocktail party with]] AgathaChristie.
12th Oct '17 2:18:03 AM SilentHunterUK
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The tendency of English characters in American works to speak with upper-class accents (the academic term is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Received_Pronunciation Received Pronunciation]]; more colloquially, it's called the Queen's English or BBC English) even when played by actual Brits, who may well "posh up" their accent. It's a case of BritainIsOnlyLondon but even more so. It's like Britain Is Only Mayfair (a very high-class area of London).

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The tendency of English characters in American works to speak with upper-class accents (the academic term is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Received_Pronunciation Received Pronunciation]]; more colloquially, it's called the Queen's English or BBC English) even when played by actual Brits, who may well "posh up" their accent. It's a case of BritainIsOnlyLondon but even more so. It's like Britain Is Only Mayfair (a very high-class area of London).
London, which also is the "Boardwalk" of the London version of ''TabletopGame/Monopoly'').



*** Also on the Rebel side is Creator/AlecGuinness as Obi-Wan Kenobi.

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*** Also on the Rebel side is Creator/CarrieFisher as Princess Leia and Creator/AlecGuinness as Obi-Wan Kenobi.


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* Tahani al-Jamil in ''Series/TheGoodPlace'', which fits her previous 'life' as a socialite. Jameela Jamil, who plays her, does hail from Hampstead, one of the posh parts of London.
10th Oct '17 10:07:47 PM JoeMerl
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* ''{{Series/Dollhouse}}'': The TropeNamer is Adele [=DeWitt=], who is played by English actress Olivia Williams, but with a poshed-up accent. Under the influence of a drug, she says "Still you have to admit, I am... very British.".

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* ''{{Series/Dollhouse}}'': The TropeNamer is Adele [=DeWitt=], who is played by English actress Olivia Williams, but with a poshed-up accent. Under the influence of One episode has her semi-delirious from a drug, during which she says "Still you have to admit, I am... am...very British."."
16th Jul '17 9:54:25 AM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' uses a wide variety of accents: searats TalkLikeAPirate, moles are country bumpkins ("burr aye, zurr" - based on UsefulNotes/TheWestCountry accent - the double r is to emphasise that it is rhotic), and hares use the "tally ho, wot wot"-type of speech (based on the WW2 RAF no less). Scottish accents show up in later books.

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* ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' uses a wide variety of accents: searats TalkLikeAPirate, moles are country bumpkins ("burr aye, zurr" - based on UsefulNotes/TheWestCountry accent - the double r is to emphasise that it is rhotic), and hares use the "tally ho, wot wot"-type of speech (based on the WW2 [=WW2=] RAF no less). Scottish accents show up in later books.
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