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Thread #67852   Message #1137102
Posted By: okthen
15-Mar-04 - 12:17 PM
Thread Name: Any glottal stops down your way?
Subject: RE: Any glottal stops down your way?
Q, the similarity between New York accents and Eastend of London accents is no accident, when America was used as a penal colony a lot of London's criminals were transported to the USA. Also the modern Australian accent is very similar to the Suffolk accent, due to the fact that a lot of Suffolk magistrates owned land in Australia and they sent a lot of their "customers" there as cheap labour.