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15th Oct '17 2:57:56 PM nombretomado
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Typically, bands and singers who intend to [[GratuitousForeignLanguage emancipate themselves from their origins and local dialect (or accent)]] will often end up sounding like this, especially if from the British Isles or Europe and trying for a generic American accent. The bands of TheBritishInvasion attempted to do this to Americanize themselves and, by being ridiculously successful and influential, made this kind of pronunciation popular and cemented it as a standard. As a consequence, the Americanization aspect may be completely absent today. Of course, American singers may employ this accent as well.

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Typically, bands and singers who intend to [[GratuitousForeignLanguage emancipate themselves from their origins and local dialect (or accent)]] will often end up sounding like this, especially if from the British Isles or Europe and trying for a generic American accent. The bands of TheBritishInvasion UsefulNotes/TheBritishInvasion attempted to do this to Americanize themselves and, by being ridiculously successful and influential, made this kind of pronunciation popular and cemented it as a standard. As a consequence, the Americanization aspect may be completely absent today. Of course, American singers may employ this accent as well.
22nd Oct '16 1:31:44 PM nombretomado
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It's neither [[UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents American]] nor [[BritishAccents British]], nor any other dialect of English. If you start out as a pop singer in a non-English-speaking country, it's the way you learn to pronounce song lyrics and possibly English words in general - because that's what plays on the radio. If you choose to use an actual dialect or accent instead, no matter whether it's your own or a different one, you avert this trope.

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It's neither [[UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents American]] nor [[BritishAccents [[UsefulNotes/BritishAccents British]], nor any other dialect of English. If you start out as a pop singer in a non-English-speaking country, it's the way you learn to pronounce song lyrics and possibly English words in general - because that's what plays on the radio. If you choose to use an actual dialect or accent instead, no matter whether it's your own or a different one, you avert this trope.
16th Aug '15 3:42:40 PM nombretomado
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It's neither [[AmericanAccents American]] nor [[BritishAccents British]], nor any other dialect of English. If you start out as a pop singer in a non-English-speaking country, it's the way you learn to pronounce song lyrics and possibly English words in general - because that's what plays on the radio. If you choose to use an actual dialect or accent instead, no matter whether it's your own or a different one, you avert this trope.

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It's neither [[AmericanAccents [[UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents American]] nor [[BritishAccents British]], nor any other dialect of English. If you start out as a pop singer in a non-English-speaking country, it's the way you learn to pronounce song lyrics and possibly English words in general - because that's what plays on the radio. If you choose to use an actual dialect or accent instead, no matter whether it's your own or a different one, you avert this trope.
6th May '14 7:05:16 PM WoolieWool
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* The word "me" is frequently pronounced homonymously with "May". The same vowel may less commonly be altered in other words.

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* The word "me" long E sound is frequently pronounced homonymously with "May". The same changed from a high to a mid or even low vowel may less commonly be altered in other words.
("me" becomes "may"). Lower vowels are easier to sing (larger passage for air to flow through), especially at a high pitch or volume.
23rd Sep '12 12:51:07 PM IronLion
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\n\n* The word "me" is frequently pronounced homonymously with "May". The same vowel may less commonly be altered in other words.
2nd Aug '12 2:21:26 PM troacctid
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2nd Aug '12 2:20:31 PM troacctid
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''As this is an OmnipresentTrope, there's no need to post examples here. You are encouraged to list this trope on the respective artists' pages, though.''

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''As this is an OmnipresentTrope, there's no need to post examples here. You are encouraged to list this trope on the respective artists' pages, though.''

17th Mar '12 7:48:49 AM doubleyouteeeff
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* The "o" in "gone", "body" etc. is pronounced as in General American (lower tongue position and long).

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* The "o" in "gone", "lot", "body" etc. is pronounced as in General American (lower tongue position and long).long, like "palm").


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* The vowel in "caught", "walk", etc. is either diphthongized to sound like the one in "mouth" or merged with "lot".
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