Monday, November 26, 2012

On Friday I was sat at a bar, sipping a gin and tonic eating delicious food.  It was a good night. 

Chatting away (as I do!), a fellow patron mentioned how much she liked my accent.  It is true I stick out like a sore thumb in Canada with my broad UK tones but I do wonder what people here think of how I sound. 

Most film actors from the UK speak a posh sort of mix of London South with a hint of regal pronunciation.  Think Huge Grant, Prince William and James Bond all mixed together.  I sound nothing like that!  I am a Northerner from the UK and a broad one at that.  I come from a farming background where we actually have our own words for things that even other people from the UK would not understand! 

For those who have never visited the UK I give this shocking example of what I sound like.  This is a group from not very far from where I grew up in the beautiful location that is Lancashire. 

Listen and make your own mind up about how I sound to the blisfully unaware Canadians! 

This is also an educational video.  If you knew nothing about the battle of Hastings before, this is all you need to know!

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  1. Elyse you sound nothing like that, believe me but be proud of your Lancashire accent. On your 'pig' video you sounded great - in fact, quite 'posh'. xxx


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