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When I watch a film where they have English accents I cant tell what the fuck they are saying

 
rexxturbo
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When I watch a film where they have English accents I cant tell what the fuck they are saying
Why do Americans and Brits sound so different and how did it happen?
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never fear

nobody understood Churchill either

or maybe that was because of the half gallon
of Scotch every day
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Re: When I watch a film where they have English accents I cant tell what the fuck they are saying
Seriously, I want to know?
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Re: When I watch a film where they have English accents I cant tell what the fuck they are saying
That's why subtitles were invented, so the rest of the world can understand what we're jabberin' on about.
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Re: When I watch a film where they have English accents I cant tell what the fuck they are saying
I loved The Pirates of the Caribbean series, but I could only understand half of what they were saying.
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Re: When I watch a film where they have English accents I cant tell what the fuck they are saying
I have trouble understanding some of the British accents, but for some reason can understand even the strongest Scottish with no problem?
It is, to me, sad how fast people forget the FOUNDATIONS of our fine country! This country was built by an armed population capable of fending for themselves, and will be lost by couches full of potato-sheeple riding their 52" HD-LEDTV's into the orwellian sunset. :(
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Thats great and all, but does anyone know why and how we came to speak differently?
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Re: When I watch a film where they have English accents I cant tell what the fuck they are saying
Seriously, I want to know?
 Quoting: rexxturbo


it's not just english accent mate,
I have the same problem with people
from India who speak english.

I use to own a Compaq, (first computer)
and it's phone support staff were
located in India.

after 10 mins or so I told the Indian
to put somebody on the line that spoke
redneck

he advised me that he spoke better english
than I did. I agreed with him. But that I was
the one paying for the puter and I spoke
redneck

he wanted to know what is this redneck?

and I said never mind and hung up.
I never bought another Compaq
after that.
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Re: When I watch a film where they have English accents I cant tell what the fuck they are saying
Seriously, I want to know?
 Quoting: rexxturbo


it's not just english accent mate,
I have the same problem with people
from India who speak english.

I use to own a Compaq, (first computer)
and it's phone support staff were
located in India.

after 10 mins or so I told the Indian
to put somebody on the line that spoke
redneck

he advised me that he spoke better english
than I did. I agreed with him. But that I was
the one paying for the puter and I spoke
redneck

he wanted to know what is this redneck?

and I said never mind and hung up.
I never bought another Compaq
after that.
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But I am specifically curious how we in the states ended up speaking so differently than the english and brits.
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08/13/2013 03:53 PM
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Re: When I watch a film where they have English accents I cant tell what the fuck they are saying
They are Geordie up north, sound very croaky and cuckoo'ing with the Scots up the trees.
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Re: When I watch a film where they have English accents I cant tell what the fuck they are saying
But I am specifically curious how we in the states ended up speaking so differently than the english and brits.
 Quoting: rexxturbo


well if you had to drink hot tea
vs someone who drank cold iced tea,
it might just change your pucker.
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I can understand brits fine, but then again I grew up watching PBS and Keeping Up Appearances was one of my favorite shows... I also love to watch Top Gear UK
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They are Geordie up north, sound very croaky and cuckoo'ing with the Scots up the trees.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 44146719


dammit mate,
have you been in Churchill's Scotch again ???
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You are just lazy, it is the same damn language!

English is my second language and I can understand both english and american accents.
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You are just lazy, it is the same damn language!

English is my second language and I can understand both english and american accents.
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What are your third, fourth and fifth?
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Seriously, I want to know?
 Quoting: rexxturbo


It happened when we stopped drinking tea and went to coffee.
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Re: When I watch a film where they have English accents I cant tell what the fuck they are saying
You are just lazy, it is the same damn language!

English is my second language and I can understand both english and american accents.
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You are missing the point.

I am asking how the English language was changed based on location?
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Re: When I watch a film where they have English accents I cant tell what the fuck they are saying
Why do Americans and Brits sound so different and how did it happen?
 Quoting: rexxturbo


Are you a "good ole boah", or a "redneck" by any chance?

Perhaps a "hillbilly?"

If so, that's probably your answer.
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Re: When I watch a film where they have English accents I cant tell what the fuck they are saying
Thats great and all, but does anyone know why and how we came to speak differently?
 Quoting: rexxturbo


It is a bit curious, for sure. And it is not just British English that is different, I, personally have a real hard time understanding heavy southern accents as well as north eastern ones. The accents within our own birders are as varies as anything else!
It is, to me, sad how fast people forget the FOUNDATIONS of our fine country! This country was built by an armed population capable of fending for themselves, and will be lost by couches full of potato-sheeple riding their 52" HD-LEDTV's into the orwellian sunset. :(
:abomb::abomb::abomb:
BRING ON THE DOOM!!!
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You are just lazy, it is the same damn language!

English is my second language and I can understand both english and american accents.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1516308


What are your third, fourth and fifth?
 Quoting: lightchild_uk


German, French, cursive
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Google dialects.
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Try watching Mel Gibson's Hamlet - I couldn't understand anything for the first 20 minutes, then it's like a light went on or something and the rest of the movie made sense...

Or you could check out Brad Pitt's periwinkle blue caravan for his mum:


(Be sure to hit "CC" and get the subtitles!)
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Re: When I watch a film where they have English accents I cant tell what the fuck they are saying
Found this interesting article: [link to m.mentalfloss.com]

Sounds like the way we speak in most of the US could be closer to what English sounded like 300 years ago than the way the British speak today!

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It is, to me, sad how fast people forget the FOUNDATIONS of our fine country! This country was built by an armed population capable of fending for themselves, and will be lost by couches full of potato-sheeple riding their 52" HD-LEDTV's into the orwellian sunset. :(
:abomb::abomb::abomb:
BRING ON THE DOOM!!!
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Re: When I watch a film where they have English accents I cant tell what the fuck they are saying
Simple: Ignorance of the annunciation of words over a few generations and viola, a new accent.
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That's why subtitles were invented, so the rest of the world can understand what we're jabberin' on about.
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These are especially important with Scottish people, or Southerners.




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The original colonists came from Cornwall. The Cornish accent is similar to what we speak today in the US.
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Re: When I watch a film where they have English accents I cant tell what the fuck they are saying
All the different people coming over here, giving us regional dialects, while I guess you guys had the same people all over the place, so your accents didn't change quite as drastically.

I can't understand strong Scottish accents, and I'm from Liverpool, so the accent here is Scouse. I cannot, and I mean CANNOT, understand a strong Scouse accent. It's the worst accent ever, it's just stupid. I hear someone on TV or in a film from Liverpool and it makes me want to cry.
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That's why subtitles were invented, so the rest of the world can understand what we're jabberin' on about.
 Quoting: Shoot straight Johnny


These are especially important with Scottish people, or Southerners.



 Quoting: zenobiaphobia


That reminds me of an East Anglian accent.

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