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roy one

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doe the b/ham accent make us sound thick
« on: July 20, 2008, 12:15:55 PM »
 when you go to a place like london and you speak they think your from out in the sticks and a few folk that i know from other parts of the UK will say yes you speak slow and its hard to understand what your saying well I'm proud of my accent and the way i sound at lest you know what part of the UK i come from  do you think it sounds thick
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Re: doe the b/ham accent make us sound thick
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2008, 01:05:52 PM »
Roy

I think I have said all this before, but I don't think Brummies have an accent. People tend to confuse us with the Black Country. Of course when you have people that are making a fortune out of an affected accent like Prof Carl Chinn what do you expect.

Through my work I met people from all over the country, and when asked where I came from when I replied Birmingham some found it hard to believe. They thought all Brummies spoke like Janice Nichols (oyl give it foive) Wednesbury I think it was she was from and Noddy Holder who I think came from Wolverhampton.

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Re: doe the b/ham accent make us sound thick
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2008, 02:59:56 PM »
Perhaps because I come from Warwick I can always tell a Brummie by their accent.  I absolutely love it - Brummies don't sound thick and I get really annoyed when people criticise the accent.  I can pick up a Coventry and Warwick/Leamington accent as well.  Wouldn't it be boring if we all sounded the same?!

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Re: doe the b/ham accent make us sound thick
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2008, 05:36:02 PM »
Too right Sue we would be boreing. I also agree that we are confused with the black country which is much stronger. However Roy i do not think the problem is with brummies talking slow but probably too fast.

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Re: doe the b/ham accent make us sound thick
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2008, 05:52:05 PM »
With the ammount of immigration Birmingham is "enjoying" I feel the Birmingham accent may become more diluted over time.
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Re: doe the b/ham accent make us sound thick
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2008, 06:50:30 PM »
With the ammount of immigration Birmingham is "enjoying" I feel the Birmingham accent may become more diluted over time.

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Re: doe the b/ham accent make us sound thick
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2008, 11:02:32 PM »
Mikey and I both come from Brum as you know but neither of us sound the same, he has a much softer accent than I have..
My daughter hates the thought that when she gets older she will speak like me.
But people I know here say they like to listen to how I talk,so you can,t win.
I have a feeling that I,m really Black Country being born in West Bromwich and
living there till I was 16..the accent was well and truly set then :-o

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Re: doe the b/ham accent make us sound thick
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2008, 12:05:31 AM »
well i was found under a stone in loveday street and spent most of my young life in brum b/heath and highgate anybody from out side of brum in the sticks sounded posh i still use words like guna and tar and our kid and any road up and horse road and the cut and i do not give a toss what folk think I'm from brum and I'm proud of it
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Re: doe the b/ham accent make us sound thick
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2008, 12:09:02 AM »


  Roy Ben, like you I still use those words, I think my accent and use of some
saying come to the fore when I,m excited and or upset..Have heard myself
on tape and I to me sound quite normal...Anyroad yo cor alta it  eh ar kid.

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Re: doe the b/ham accent make us sound thick
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2008, 12:12:10 AM »


Phil, dont you use that kind of language on here, you could upset someone
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Re: doe the b/ham accent make us sound thick
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2008, 12:18:21 AM »
i aint guna chang me ways fer no [censored] ar kid like yo what yo se is what yo get
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