British Accents

Why Being A Brit In America Is Good For The Ego

Toni Hargis | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Toni Hargis

There's a great quote from Stephen Fry about what happens when you're British in the USA. I shouldn't be saying this - high treason, really - but I so...

The Northern Girl's Guide to Moving Down South

Anna Gillespie | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Anna Gillespie

So you've decided to move down South - or should I say 'Saaaath'. Congratulations. You are stepping out of your comfort zone and about to embark upon far away lands with tropical climates, you can even take your July to August wardrobe with you in March. Be careful though, you are saying goodbye to anything battered.

'Childish' Americans Rely On British Accents As They're Not 'Serious People'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK

Why is Hollywood so bedazzled by British accents? Not only does the movie industry employ plenty of actors from the British Isles, studios often force...

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?)

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...

How Adele Represents a Renaissance for the British Accent

Jacob Brookman | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jacob Brookman

So if American accents historically sell better, why does Boy George's singing style sound so passé? One word: Adele. Oasis, Coldplay and the Arctic Monkeys may have paved the way, but in terms of commercial and critical success, Adele is a genuine game changer when it comes to British-sounding vocals.

Why I Love Britain

June Sun | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
June Sun

I love Britain because the single best thing to come after a night at the pub with pints filled to the top is a full English. I'm not scientist, so I don't understand exactly what the curing factor is. But I've tried croissants, chow mein, burritos... nothing else comes close. You've absolutely nailed it.