Mudcat Café message #687510 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #46334   Message #687510
Posted By: artbrooks
10-Apr-02 - 08:58 PM
Thread Name: Worst accent or what?
Subject: RE: Worst accent or what?
Ya'll on the right side of the pond have accents for places I never even knew were places! Most Americans (aka Yanks, which isn't the same as Yankees, please!) are lucky if they can distinguish English (and only BBC English will do) from Scots from Irish. Most of us can tell Australian, thank to Mr. Hogan and his Suburu commercials, but don't have a clue about South African...and Indian/South Asian English is unreal! Canadian is a little subtle, because of the ubiquitousness (is that a word?) of American TV, eh. And then there are a lot of local dialects in the US. Even Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) has its own...and right ugly it is, too.