Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Strangest Accent in The World

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I was recently described by a master class student as being “a very likeable person with the strangest accent in the world (a cross between Lancashire, Kiwi and American) which, in a weird way, actually adds positives to his character.” I’ll take that as a compliment.

Diversity is a wonderful thing. On that note, I enjoyed Siobhan Thompson’s delightful linguistic tour of 17 accents of the British Isles - and the celebrities who speak with them. Celebrity references points of Lancashire (where I hail from) are “Christopher Eccleston or most of the cast of the Downstairs and Downton Abbey.” Revolution begins with language, one million YouTube hits and counting.