Mudcat Café message #2776708 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #125378   Message #2776708
Posted By: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
30-Nov-09 - 09:09 AM
Thread Name: BS: Victoriaaaaaar
Subject: RE: BS: Victoriaaaaaar
That is a wee bit rotten Gervase.. Considering that the less privileged kind of background someone speaking 'common loik', may have had compared to someone with RP (I'm pretty RP myself, but I got out of the slummy local estates & into posher parts young enough for it to not have made to much of an impact).

I was listening to an R4 thing (I think it was R4, can't quite recall) about a girl who spoke with the classic Estuary accent - though she was bright and articulate with it.
She was the only girl in her year from some shitty school to go to University (as well as the first in her family). She'd worked her arse off for that University place too, as one might imagine. She spoke of how hard it had been studying to attain the grades she needed - and how odd (after gaining her place) it felt being totally surrounded by people that all spoke properly.