History UsefulNotes / BritishAccents

18th Mar '17 12:18:40 AM JonnyB
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* Terry-Thomas' RP accent was so famously affected that most people today who pretend to do an RP accent are probably just doing a bad impression of Terry-Thomas without realizing it.
12th Mar '17 12:41:58 PM nombretomado
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Essentially an exaggerated form of Heightened RP, this accent is almost never heard in fiction, the only exceptions being British made war films of the 30's, 40's, and 50's... and MontyPython.

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Essentially an exaggerated form of Heightened RP, this accent is almost never heard in fiction, the only exceptions being British made war films of the 30's, 40's, and 50's... and MontyPython.Creator/MontyPython.
26th Feb '17 2:15:06 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/GregAyres does a fairly well-done RP accent as Negi Springfield, the child-teacher protagonist in the anime incarnations of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima.'' Well done it may be, he's actually doing the wrong accent because both KenAkamatsu and an early volume of the manga stated that Negi was originally from Wales.

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* Creator/GregAyres does a fairly well-done RP accent as Negi Springfield, the child-teacher protagonist in the anime incarnations of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima.'' Well done it may be, he's actually doing the wrong accent because both KenAkamatsu Creator/KenAkamatsu and an early volume of the manga stated that Negi was originally from Wales.
16th Feb '17 2:35:21 PM StFan
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'''Real life examples:'''
* Jackie Wright, Belfast-born sidekick/ButtMonkey on TheBennyHillShow.
* Ian Paisley - "criminality" used to be one of his favourite words.

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'''Real life '''Real-life examples:'''
* Jackie Wright, Belfast-born sidekick/ButtMonkey on TheBennyHillShow.
''Series/TheBennyHillShow''.
* Ian Paisley - -- "criminality" used to be one of his favourite favorite words.



* For ''Disney/TheAristocats'' there are three characters with this accent. The goose sisters since they are visitors from England who are visiting Paris. Marie also has this accent mixed with a mid-altantic accent which is odd since her mother Duchess has a French accent and her brothers Toulouse and Berlioz have American accents when all the cats are supposed to be French. Marie was voiced by a young Louise English who is british. Louise would later be featured in the British show ''Series/TheBennyHillShow'' in the late 70's and 80's.

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* For ''Disney/TheAristocats'' there are three characters with this accent. The goose sisters since they are visitors from England who are visiting Paris. Marie also has this accent mixed with a mid-altantic accent which is odd since her mother Duchess has a French accent and her brothers Toulouse and Berlioz have American accents when all the cats are supposed to be French. Marie was voiced by a young Louise English who is british. Louise would later be featured in the British show ''Series/TheBennyHillShow'' in the late 70's '70s and 80's.'80s.
14th Feb '17 9:23:25 AM 06tele
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** The above are descriptions of middle- and upper-class Edinburgh accents. Working-class Edinburghians, as seen in films such as ''Film/{{Trainspotting}}'', have a much stronger accent than implied above: Ewen Bremner as Spud in particular has a particularly impenetrable version of it. Unlike the stereotypical Glasgow accent, which is spoken at the back of the mouth, the Edinburgh version is front of the mouth and tends to be sharper, less booming and guttural, and spat out rather than grunted.
13th Feb '17 4:32:28 AM Chabal2
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* ''Series/{{Redwall}}'' is absolutely packed with FunetikAksent dialogue, mostly based on real accents. Burr aye, ee molers iz ee best known. Vermin tend to be generic pseudo-cockney/thug/[[TalkLikeAPirate piratical]], or with completely fictional accents such as Wraith's TrrrillingRrrs, though there were two in ''Salamandastron'' who spoke with a noticeable Brummie twang (especially in the audiobook) and the BigBad characters tend to use Standard English.

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* ''Series/{{Redwall}}'' ''Literature/{{Redwall}}''
** The series
is absolutely packed with FunetikAksent dialogue, mostly based on real accents. Burr aye, ee molers iz ee best known. Vermin tend to be generic pseudo-cockney/thug/[[TalkLikeAPirate piratical]], or with completely fictional accents such as Wraith's TrrrillingRrrs, though there were two in ''Salamandastron'' who spoke with a noticeable Brummie twang (especially in the audiobook) and the BigBad characters tend to use Standard English.


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* ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar'':
** Every faction has different accents, with Eldar and Space Marines using high-class accents, the Imperial Guard having lower class ones, and the Tau having East Asian-speaking English ones.
** While orks have always had Cockney accents, Kaptin Bluddflagg of Retribution adds TalkLikeAPirate and the occasional descent into Irish... [[ NinjaZombiePirateRobot and is all the more beloved for it.]]
** The Baneblade from the campaign's second mission sports a magnificent Scottish accent.
7th Jan '17 3:49:01 PM nombretomado
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* This is Creator/RowanAtkinson's accent. At least for general usage. Atkinson also does a very good Geordie accent (mostly used on older [[NotTheNineOClockNews NTNON]] sketches, on account of being from County Durham.

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* This is Creator/RowanAtkinson's accent. At least for general usage. Atkinson also does a very good Geordie accent (mostly used on older [[NotTheNineOClockNews [[Series/NotTheNineOClockNews NTNON]] sketches, on account of being from County Durham.
31st Dec '16 6:48:55 PM nombretomado
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* Lena Meyer-Landrut, the German winner of the EurovisionSongContest 2010, sings with a Cockney accent. She blames her English teacher.

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* Lena Meyer-Landrut, the German winner of the EurovisionSongContest Series/EurovisionSongContest 2010, sings with a Cockney accent. She blames her English teacher.
31st Dec '16 2:56:59 AM nighttrainfm
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' is an interesting case, due to the length of time it's existed and the [[TheNthDoctor number of people]] who've played the role. There are various {{fanwank}} ideas over why the Doctor's accent changes, too.
** The first six Doctors, and the eleventh, used RP pretty consistently. (Although Creator/TomBaker, especially, could slip to his native Scouse occasionally - see OohMeAccentsSlipping.)

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' is an interesting case, due to the length of time it's existed and the [[TheNthDoctor number of people]] who've played the title role. There are various {{fanwank}} ideas over why the Doctor's accent changes, too.
** The first six Doctors, and the eleventh, Eleventh, used RP pretty consistently. (Although Creator/TomBaker, especially, could slip to his native Scouse occasionally - see OohMeAccentsSlipping.)



** Paul [=McGann=] as the Eighth Doctor is an interesting case -- [=McGann=], who's from Liverpool, makes a game attempt at RP, but it [[OohMeAccentsSlipping fades in and out]]. ([=McGann=], on the DVDCommentary, chalks it up to being tired during the shoot.) In AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho, he relaxed considerably, but you can clearly tell that when he's being particularly emotional, because his accent tends to get ''more'' Scouse. [[TropesAreNotBad It doesn't sound so bad...]] at all, in fact.

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** Paul [=McGann=] as the Eighth Doctor is an interesting case -- [=McGann=], who's from Liverpool, makes a game attempt at RP, but it [[OohMeAccentsSlipping fades in and out]]. ([=McGann=], on the DVDCommentary, chalks it up to being tired during the shoot.) In AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho, he relaxed considerably, but you can clearly tell that when he's being particularly emotional, because his accent tends to get ''more'' Scouse. [[TropesAreNotBad It doesn't sound so bad...]] at all, in fact.



--->'''Rose:''' If you are an alien, how comes you sound like you're from the north?
--->'''The Doctor:''' Lots of planets have a north!

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--->'''Rose:''' If you are an alien, how comes you sound like you're from the north?
--->'''The
north?\\
'''The
Doctor:''' Lots of planets have a north!
31st Dec '16 2:52:22 AM nighttrainfm
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* Most of the cast of ''Film/HotFuzz'' displays the accent, being that the movie is set in a fictional West Country town. Star Creator/SimonPegg was born in Gloucester and director Edgar Wright grew up in Wells, Somerset.

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* ''Film/HotFuzz'':
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Most of the cast of ''Film/HotFuzz'' displays the accent, being that the movie is set in a fictional West Country town. Star Creator/SimonPegg was born in Gloucester and director Edgar Wright grew up in Wells, Somerset.
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