History UsefulNotes / BritishAccents

15th Sep '17 7:30:10 PM SpacemanSpoof
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* As with other ''Star Wars'' works, ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' has the usual British accent for the Empire (there are actually a few different accents due to the larger diversity of the setting). Of particular note is the Imperial Agent storyline: the Agent uses a British accent normally but switches to an American one when operating undercover among people who are not so friendly toward the Empire.
12th Sep '17 9:39:21 AM nighttrainfm
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** Creator/ChristopherEccleston's Ninth Doctor has a Salford/Manchester accent and keeps it for his role. Rose Tyler even questions the Ninth Doctor's accent after he reveals himself to be an alien.

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** Creator/ChristopherEccleston's Ninth Doctor Creator/ChristopherEccleston has a Salford/Manchester accent and keeps it for his role.role as the Ninth Doctor. Rose Tyler even questions the Ninth Doctor's accent after he reveals himself to be an alien.
1st Sep '17 4:18:13 PM nombretomado
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* ''GavinAndStacey'' - the Wests, Nessa (tidy)

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* ''GavinAndStacey'' ''Series/GavinAndStacey'' - the Wests, Nessa (tidy)
30th Aug '17 8:22:04 AM JamesAustin
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Of course, TropesAreNotBad, and performance, casting, and character are more important than accuracy with accents. Nevertheless, any number of people from the UK are such extreme sticklers about this trope as to fly off the handle upon hearing the very words "British accent" without pausing to consider that the user of the words was probably using an umbrella term because specifics were unnecessary in the context of what he/she was saying, instead of claiming or implying that in all of Britain there is only one accent. That does not, however, excuse writers or actors their carelessness if they don't invoke the trope deliberately and for a reason.

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Of course, TropesAreNotBad, TropesAreTools, and performance, casting, and character are more important than accuracy with accents. Nevertheless, any number of people from the UK are such extreme sticklers about this trope as to fly off the handle upon hearing the very words "British accent" without pausing to consider that the user of the words was probably using an umbrella term because specifics were unnecessary in the context of what he/she was saying, instead of claiming or implying that in all of Britain there is only one accent. That does not, however, excuse writers or actors their carelessness if they don't invoke the trope deliberately and for a reason.
30th Aug '17 8:21:49 AM JamesAustin
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Worldwide popular culture is mostly familiar with either of these English accents: ReceivedPronunciation, aka "Posh" (traditionally associated with the aristocracy and the pretentious: "I say, old chap, let's play croquet, then have tea and scones. Pip pip!") and Cockney (the accent of East London: "Cor blimey guv'na! Gi' 's a pint!"). Okay, also occasionally pirate ("Aaar! Shiver me timbers!") -- in other words, the "West Country" accent. However, keep in mind that these are not the only ones that are used in England.

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Worldwide popular culture is mostly familiar with either of these English accents: ReceivedPronunciation, [[IAmVeryBritish Received Pronunciation]], aka "Posh" (traditionally associated with the aristocracy and the pretentious: "I say, old chap, let's play croquet, then have tea and scones. Pip pip!") and Cockney (the accent of East London: "Cor blimey guv'na! Gi' 's a pint!"). Okay, also occasionally pirate ("Aaar! Shiver me timbers!") -- in other words, the "West Country" accent. However, keep in mind that these are not the only ones that are used in England.



** 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 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.
** [[Creator/ChristopherEccleston Chris Eccleston's]] Ninth Doctor has a Salford/Manchester accent and keeps it for his role. Rose Tyler even questions the Ninth Doctor's accent after he reveals himself to be an alien.

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** Paul [=McGann=] Creator/PaulMcGann 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 when he's being particularly emotional, because his accent tends to get ''more'' Scouse. [[TropesAreNotBad [[TropesAreTools It doesn't sound so bad...]] at all, in fact.
** [[Creator/ChristopherEccleston Chris Eccleston's]] Creator/ChristopherEccleston's Ninth Doctor has a Salford/Manchester accent and keeps it for his role. Rose Tyler even questions the Ninth Doctor's accent after he reveals himself to be an alien.



** Creator/KarenGillan's Amy Pond maintains a distinct Scottish lilt despite having spent most of her life in Gloucestershire - the Doctor notes that if she's kept the accent, she clearly doesn't belong there.



---> '''The Doctor:''' I am Scottish. Haven't I? I've gone Scottish?
---> '''Barney:''' Yes, you are. You are definitely Scots, sir. I I hear it in your voice.
---> '''The Doctor:''' Oh, no, that's good. [''practices the 'oh' sound''] It's good. I'm Scottish. I'm Scottish. I am Scottish. I can complain about things, I can ''really'' complain about things.
** Creator/KarenGillan's Amy Pond maintains a distinct Scottish lilt despite having spent most of her life in Gloucestershire - the Doctor notes that if she's kept the accent, she clearly doesn't belong there.

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---> '''The Doctor:''' I am Scottish. Haven't I? I've gone Scottish?
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Scottish?\\
'''Barney:''' Yes, you are. You are definitely Scots, sir. I I hear it in your voice.
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'''The Doctor:''' Oh, no, that's good. [''practices ''[practices the 'oh' sound''] sound]'' It's good. I'm Scottish. I'm Scottish. I am Scottish. I can complain about things, I can ''really'' complain about things.
** Creator/KarenGillan's Amy Pond maintains a distinct Scottish lilt despite having spent most of her life in Gloucestershire - the Doctor notes that if she's kept the accent, she clearly doesn't belong there.
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* ''[[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 Battlestar Galactica]]'':

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* ''[[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 Battlestar Galactica]]'':''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'':
26th Aug '17 4:55:44 PM nombretomado
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* James May admitted on the YouTube channel Head Squeeze that his accent is a mix of West Country (where he was born and lived as a child), Yorkshire (where he spent his adolescence) and London (where he's live most of his adult life).

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* James May admitted on the YouTube [=YouTube=] channel Head Squeeze that his accent is a mix of West Country (where he was born and lived as a child), Yorkshire (where he spent his adolescence) and London (where he's live most of his adult life).
26th Aug '17 4:26:48 PM nombretomado
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** Those Americans who watch old ''LastOfTheSummerWine'' episodes will recognize this as the accent of "Compo" Semmonite.

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** Those Americans who watch old ''LastOfTheSummerWine'' ''Series/LastOfTheSummerWine'' episodes will recognize this as the accent of "Compo" Semmonite.
31st Jul '17 3:01:00 AM Piterpicher
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** The main female characters in ''RabCNesbitt'', Mary and Ella, are prone to adopting Kelvinside voices which invariably drop when confronting their husbands - whose Govan accent remains constant in the series. Such is the impenetrable nature of the Govan accent, many viewers used Ceefax subtitles to understand what was actually being said.

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** The main female characters in ''RabCNesbitt'', ''Series/RabCNesbitt'', Mary and Ella, are prone to adopting Kelvinside voices which invariably drop when confronting their husbands - whose Govan accent remains constant in the series. Such is the impenetrable nature of the Govan accent, many viewers used Ceefax subtitles to understand what was actually being said.
29th Jul '17 4:54:56 AM Xemylixa
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* ''QI'' had an episode "Hodge-Podge", where, after Northumberland comic Ross Noble speculated on what circular-triangle confection might look like, Phil Jupitus noted that the best three words of the English language are [[http://youtu.be/E3EYYNbdW5U "Rolo-Toblerone Combo"]] as spoken by one with the Geordian accent.

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* ''QI'' had an episode "Hodge-Podge", where, after Northumberland comic Ross Noble speculated on what circular-triangle confection might look like, Phil Jupitus noted that the best three words of the English language are [[http://youtu.be/E3EYYNbdW5U "Rolo-Toblerone "Toblerone-Rolo Combo"]] as spoken by one with the Geordian accent.
28th Jul '17 9:33:00 PM jormis29
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* ''Film/{{Highlander}}'' Christopher Lambert used a generalized Scottish accent in the original film, but Lambert's natural French accent made it a bit odd sounding. Duncan in the series used a somewhat Scottish accent for flashbacks but the modern scenes weren't too far from Adrian Paul's normal British accent.

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* ''Film/{{Highlander}}'' Christopher Lambert Creator/ChristopherLambert used a generalized Scottish accent in the original film, but Lambert's natural French accent made it a bit odd sounding. Duncan in the series used a somewhat Scottish accent for flashbacks but the modern scenes weren't too far from Adrian Paul's normal British accent.
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