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Accents, Do you have a fav?

(189 Posts)
TrendyNannie6 Fri 05-Feb-21 11:00:24

For me it’s the french, and also I love a brummie accent could listen to both all day

NotAGran55 Fri 05-Feb-21 11:04:22

Geordie , absolutely no contest.

nadateturbe Fri 05-Feb-21 11:11:06

Oh the French definitely followed by the Irish accent.
I'm originally from Belfast. I hate the Belfast accent.

GagaJo Fri 05-Feb-21 11:17:07

I have a student with a wonderful French accent. Girls haven't discovered him yet, but when they do he's going to be a very popular young man.

I love a Scottish accent. Also like Brummie. Not keen on Norfolk, sadly, as I have a Norfolk accent.

Esspee Fri 05-Feb-21 11:18:49

Scottish especially Sean Connery. <swoon>

Shinamae Fri 05-Feb-21 11:19:28

Definitely Irish north or south and also quite partial to Welsh

FannyCornforth Fri 05-Feb-21 11:23:44


For me it’s the french, and also I love a brummie accent could listen to both all day

Thank you, thank you, thank you! smile
I clicked on this thread with a heavy heart, expecting the usual miserable comments about my accent (Black Country / Brummie).
But no!
Thank you Trendynannie thanks and GagaJo thanks

nanna8 Fri 05-Feb-21 11:24:00

French for me,too. Some ones I find difficult to cope with. I was on a cruise for a few weeks with a lot of Americans and when we got off it was such a relief because the ones on there were so,so loud.

kircubbin2000 Fri 05-Feb-21 11:26:22

From Belfast, I hate the Belfast accent, sounds so stupid, also hate the Irish one . Italian is my favourite.

BlueSky Fri 05-Feb-21 11:28:43

French accent, followed by a Southern Irish one!

Nannylovesshopping Fri 05-Feb-21 11:30:20

My lovely sil is a geordie, I love his accent😀

lovebeigecardigans1955 Fri 05-Feb-21 11:32:38

I like Ken Bruce's gentle Scottish accent, also Welsh. There are very few which I actively dislike but I'm not going to mention them.

Chestnut Fri 05-Feb-21 11:34:11

Interesting to note that city accents are hard and guttural and country accents are soft and rolling like the hills! Think of Liverpool v Devon for example.

I quite like a Polish accent for some reason. There are some Scottish accents I like and some I find really annoying. Must be the regional difference. Generally it depends on the person's voice and the way they speak as to whether I like their accent.

Grandma70s Fri 05-Feb-21 11:35:32

I like RP myself. Does that count?

I quite like very mild Scottish, like Andrew Marr or Michael Gove. (Not that I like Michael Gove in general.)

Ngaio1 Fri 05-Feb-21 11:36:57

South African. French accents are a delight as is Italian. Don't like guttural (German/East European) ones. Cannot stand Geordie, Brummie or most Northern ones. Possibly because my hearing is not brilliant and I find them difficult to understand!

EllanVannin Fri 05-Feb-21 11:38:04

Anything but Liverpool.

GagaJo Fri 05-Feb-21 11:39:00

Northumberland accent is nice. Geordie less so.

Grandma70s Fri 05-Feb-21 11:44:01

If we’re doing dislikes, I find Essex or Kent very hard to listen to. It’s not just northern accents that people find unpleasant.

Susiewong65 Fri 05-Feb-21 11:48:52

I like the Northumberland accent and the Cornish accent.
Currently enjoying the Cornish fishing series of programmes so I can listen to it.

cornishpatsy Fri 05-Feb-21 11:49:59

I cannot think of any that I do not like although Kent is a bit dull.

Love Irish, Welsh and Yorkshire.

muse Fri 05-Feb-21 11:56:13

When speaking English for me it's:
Mid Wales

When speaking their own language;

Newatthis Fri 05-Feb-21 12:08:37

I think all English/Irish/Scottish and Welsh accents are wonderful and they are what make our country unique. Where can you go in the world where the accent will change just a few miles down the road. So many people judge others by their accent and it's such a pity and let's face it - if everyone spoke with RP then most many people would 'tune out' to many conversations.

nadateturbe Fri 05-Feb-21 12:18:13

Not just me then Kircubbin.

timetogo2016 Fri 05-Feb-21 12:24:38

Black country/Brummie.
Especially as i am a Brummie and dh has a black country accent .
My family really struggle to understand him which is hilarious.

TerriBull Fri 05-Feb-21 12:31:38

French absolutely love it! Then Italian, Spanish particularly as spoken by Latin Americans, there is a difference. I like Welsh and southern Irish.