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Non political brexit question

(10 Posts)
mcem Sun 29-Sep-19 16:01:47

Simply curiosity.
The brexit 'public information announcements' on tv are in a Scots accent here.
Are different accents used in different areas?
I'd be very surprised to hear that they're "Scottish" throughout the country and believe GN is most likely to provide the answer.

dragonfly46 Sun 29-Sep-19 16:04:28

No idea I don’t listen!

Whitewavemark2 Sun 29-Sep-19 16:07:33

Yes they are in an English accent.

And there is actually nothing to listen to it is just Tory election propaganda, although we have paid dearly for it

mcem Sun 29-Sep-19 16:31:06

Ww2 not planning to discuss content or lack therof, just wondering if the announcements have been "regionalised" in an attempt to make them more relevant to the audience.

Joelsnan Sun 29-Sep-19 17:01:59

Yes, I think ours are in an English accent.

BlueBelle Sun 29-Sep-19 17:54:43

Rubbish waste of money whatever accent

mcem Sun 29-Sep-19 18:26:01

Not thinking about dubious content but asking myself (and others) if producing the same thing in different accents is a marketing technique. That's all.

LondonGranny Sun 29-Sep-19 18:29:24

They're in a variety of accents on podcast ads (not BBC podcasts, obviously). Covering all the bases I think.

mcem Sun 29-Sep-19 19:37:46

Thanks londongranny. That's what I wanted to know.

Day6 Sun 29-Sep-19 19:44:13

It's an interesting question mcem. I shall have to listen more carefully. Do they differ from region to region as well? A person in Leeds or Birmingham or Newcastle will not have rounded vowels, whereas in Surrey the announcements might sound more 'plummy'. smile