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Freddy Woo writes, "My wife thinks calling the front room a lounge is common. Worse, a friend of hers recently admonished her daughter for calling a toilet, a toilet. Lavatory darling. It's lavatory."

My own mother refused to let me use the word 'oblong' instead of 'rectangle'. Which is just odd, to be honest.

What stuff do you think is common?

(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:06)
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Regional accents
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:14, 25 replies)
I will stop you and slap you!
What's wrong with regional accents?! They give us identity.

Do you speak perfect "Queen's English" or what?!

I would only agree if you'd said "people writing with regional accents". That's minging.
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:20, closed)
Robert Burns, twat!

I have a neutral accent, I just think that people with regional accents sound like thick pikeys. I'm sure their aren't (all) though.
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:28, closed)
*gets offended* ;-)

Depends on where I guess. I like mine, although I know most people think I've got the thickest of the lot (I'm from Sheffield). I actually think some accents create comedy gold from nothing. Some stories are just much funnier told in geordie or broad Yorkshire...
Takes all sorts I guess!
Peace be with you, oh neutral one.
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:32, closed)
Little Geordie Sgt is standing with his general
They can hear a steady boom boom boom boom
General: Listen sergeant, they've got war drums
Sergeant: The thievin' bastads!

I first heard Phill Jupitus say that on QI and it still leaves me giggling!
(, Fri 17 Oct 2008, 21:21, closed)
"I'm sure their aren't (all) though?"
Who sounds like the thick pikey now?
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 17:15, closed)
A 'neutral accent'?
By that do you mean RP or Estuary?
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 18:23, closed)

Parts of:
(, Fri 17 Oct 2008, 11:00, closed)
It's still a regional accent, you thick twat. "Neutral" is not an adequate description, because it's only neutral to your ears. Go up to Scotland, or Wales, or Newcastle and see if they think your accent is "neutral". Tosspot.
(, Fri 17 Oct 2008, 13:16, closed)
you don't agree then?
(, Sat 18 Oct 2008, 11:30, closed)
sorry, was I too subtle?
(, Mon 20 Oct 2008, 10:50, closed)
Which parts of Buckinghamshire, exactly?
Just curious.
(, Fri 17 Oct 2008, 14:01, closed)
the bits
where they don't speak like Worzel Gummidge.
(, Sat 18 Oct 2008, 11:31, closed)
Yes the Queen's English...
But the Duke of Edinburgh's Greek, what does that say about that lot?
(, Fri 17 Oct 2008, 0:51, closed)
or Shutuppayaface?
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 14:11, closed)
Most of my family
speak with a Brummy accent.

I've been told by them that "I speak posh"
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:31, closed)

Same here, but with Boltonian/Scots*, whereas mine now resides firmly in "total non accent" (or at least, neither of the two I'm supopsed to have).
I'm the only one who pronounces cook, and book, and the like the same as foot

Although one would argue....*rambles off remembering A-Level English Lang lessons*

*Funny mix, I know :-/
(, Sun 19 Oct 2008, 19:42, closed)
First in the response
I think neutral accents make people sound like posh, arrogant cunts.
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 17:18, closed)
Isn't that
the whole point of this QOTW, for every common there is a posh, for every worthless pikey there is an arrogant cunt...
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 17:27, closed)

Perhaps, but it isn't giving you a platform to say anyone who doesn't talk like you sounds like a thick pikey.

It makes you sound incredibly narrow-minded.

Yes, you qualified it with a badly-written caveat above, but do you seriously judge people by the lilt in their voice?

Everyone's got an accent. Even you.
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 19:20, closed)
You need to
not get worked up about what people say on a website where the aim is to amuse.
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 21:11, closed)
I'm not getting worked up.
I was terribly unamused by your post and subsequent qualification.

You need to learn to accept criticism.
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 21:35, closed)
Thick Pikey!
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 14:13, closed)
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 18:08, closed)
Neutral accents...
... tend to make the speaker sound insanely boring to my ears.

(, Sat 18 Oct 2008, 12:06, closed)
I like an accent
Especially northern ones, being a poncey southerner. Plus I think it's cute how my mum reverts back to her old accent every time she's shouting at the Saints playing rugby on the telly or if we go up to see my auntie.

And my boyfriend's from Sheffield, he has a nice accent too.
(, Fri 17 Oct 2008, 10:02, closed)

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