Accentuating Diversity On Television - With Accents!

Dawn-Maria France | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Dawn-Maria France

Many people have made the decision to take elocution lessons or work with a voice coach to change how they talk. To my way of thinking, they dilute their identity and uniqueness, whilst turning their backs on their upbringing and neighbours.

Five Aussies Who Prove A Link Between Accent And Alcohol

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK

The Australian accent developed from a “drunken slur”, according to to a communications experts from Down Under. Dean Frenkel, a public speakin...

The Most And Least Attractive Accents In The UK Have Been Ranked

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK

New research has rated the top 12 main accents in the British Isles by attractiveness – and the results may surprise you. YouGov asked 2,018 adu...

HURRAH! British Beats French To Take Sexiest Language Crown

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Take that France - British has overtaken the 'language of love' to become the sexiest accent in the world. A global survey of clearly well-informed...

'You Wouldn't Be Long Getting Frost But.' Northern Irish Teen Has Best Accent. Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education

When we came across this Northern Irish teen from Londonderry being interviewed about his school trip in the snow, we couldn't help but giggle. The...

The Joy of Accents and Potatoes

Annie Martirosyan | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Annie Martirosyan

You Say Potato is yet another successful collaborative book by David Crystal and Ben Crystal. The title derives from Let's Call the Whole Thing Off sung by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in the film Shall We Dance. (Already got the tune in your head?)

The One With the Impressions

Georgy Jamieson | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Georgy Jamieson

However, when we were waiting to get back onto the little Thomas train that linked one part of the park to another (and boy did we go up and down on that train a lot that day), a man with a thick Scottish brogue called his little boy to come closer to him. It wasn't the full Glaswegian but it was pretty strong as accents go.

WATCH: One Woman, 17 British Accents

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Comedy

Siobhan Thompson, we salute you. With our bowler hats, umbrellas and sporrons. For your guide to the accents of the British Isles - including the cele...

The British Isles - In Accents

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Comedy

In which YouTuber PJamBarker puts Google Maps-generated video to the audio from a Radio 4 show featuring dialect coach Andrew Jack. The result? A s...

I'm From Birmingham, Not Burrrrminnnum!

Fionn Shiner | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Fionn Shiner

People who don't like Birmingham listen up: next time you feel like imposing your misinformed, terribly executed, utter bollocks on a poor unsuspecting Brummie why don't you think twice about it? You could even get yourself down to Birmingham to see if your tired shit is in any way reflective of the truth...

Regional Rants: The Answer to Creative Thinking

Megan Brownrigg | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Brownrigg

Whether coming up with an essay structure, life plan or menu for tea, every student needs new ideas, so you might as well have a party while you ponder. It sounds ridiculous, seems crazy and could be entirely flawed as a concept, but thinking aloud in an accent deserves some listening to.

Eastenders 'Can Turn Scots Into Cockneys'

PA?The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK

The full power of soap opera stalwart, Eastenders, has been revealed - it can turn Scots into Cockneys. Scottish fans of the long-running BBC1 pro...

Being Clever is Not the Same as Being Posh

Jilly Luke | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jilly Luke

This little spell is not evidence that I am posh. Evidence that I'm a show-off? Maybe. Evidence that I'm a pretentious prat? Probably. It might even be evidence that I'm a bit good at writing essays on "Rings in Shakespearean Problem Plays". Evidence that I have managed a feat of social climbing which would make Becky Sharp damp-eyed with admiration? Certainly not.

The BBC 'Don't Understand F******* Bradford Accents'

PA | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK

The BBC broadcast a businessman's four-letter outburst before the watershed by accident because programme makers could not understand his "strong Brad...

The Reality of Having a British Accent in California

Daniel M. Cooke | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel M. Cooke

It has come to the point where I find myself yearning for conversation that doesn't begin with the phrase "Oh my god, do you have an accent?" or any of its equally obnoxious and evil counterparts. In the beginning, I admit, it was rather fun and for a while I even played up to it.

For a Family Abroad, a Thanksgiving Journey

Corinne Purtill | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Corinne Purtill

It's late Tuesday night after work and I'm elbow-deep in a bowl of pumpkin batter for my daughter's London preschool class. The children are encouraged to share with the class their Special Cultural Traditions. This week is Thanksgiving.

George Michael Reveals 'Vaguely Bristolian' Accent During Pneumonia Battle

WENN | Posted 18.07.2012 | UK Entertainment

Doctors feared singer George Michael had sustained brain damage after he began speaking with a "vaguely Bristolian accent" while fighting pneumonia la...

You Are What you Speak

Dr Urszula Clark | Posted 05.02.2012 | UK
Dr Urszula Clark

George Bernard Shaw, once wrote that an English man (sic)woman only has to open their mouths for another English man/women to hate them. Until recently, this statement may have held true.

Accents Aren't Always Acceptable, Pet

William Hanson | Posted 25.09.2011 | UK Lifestyle
William Hanson

Selfridges, the upmarket department store chain, have banned their employees in their two Manchester branches from using expressions such as 'hiya', 'see ya' and 'cheers' when addressing customers over fears that they are too colloquial and sounding like Coronation Street extras.