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> Glasgow Accent Sounds Most Stupid, Researchers claim untainted snobbery
kiltie2
post 16th Oct 2015, 06:48pm
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Och Heather, I should have explained, my pal who has been there for years, and I are both Burns Country, folk, so definitely not posh Jocks:) my pal after being there quite a number of years was asked once "Are you aware you have an accent" all of this honestly has us howling:) I decided we should try to adopt a Sean Connery accent, so had a wee practice, we were useless at saying SHO!:)
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post 17th Oct 2015, 09:32am
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In certain parts of the States, like Heather, I have never had a problem, but you have to also remember that Americans depending on where they live, are very parochial, and don't know what happens in the next town, let alone the world at large.

I went to live and work in Dallas, Texas when I was much younger, I stayed there with my Aunt and Uncle - she from Ayr[left in 1953 with my uncle] and he a Texan. Great times I recall in my life then, but it utterly amazed me, not only in and around Dallas, but other parts of the States, where people thought I must have learned to speak English, and some of the stupidist questions I was ever asked, was in the States.

I've never had the problem when I visited my other aunt and uncle, who lived for 40 years in Bostoin, and also those in the New York area.

It show a great lack of education, or even if they were taught about other countries, a great lack of appreciation or interest.

In th eastern parts of the States there are more Scots and Irish, so I woouldn't have expected to have a problem there - not so in the other parts.

I recall at the time, feeling quite embarrassed for them (not for me).


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post 17th Oct 2015, 10:04am
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Oh, I don't know. I think it's quite sweet. After all, we were taught English at school so we did sort of learn to speak it.
English people - speak English.
Welsh people - speak Welsh
Scottish people - speak Gaelic???
Makes sense to me.

It's much worse when people ask you if you're English. Aaaargh!!!
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post 17th Oct 2015, 11:09am
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AcumfaeGuvin annadonn huve anacsent that yese wid notice ataw' n' that.
As fur yon socauld Glesga accent if youse is no fraeGuvin a dinna see whit aw the fuss is aboot cause maist o' yean out sideaGuvin is aw lerned tae talk
Inglish. Or iss ma granny wid cry it the BURL.
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post 14th Nov 2015, 04:19pm
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Cristiano Ronaldo: I don't understand Sir Alex's Glasgow accent

Cristiano Ronaldo admits he still cannot understand what Sir Alex Ferguson is saying.

The Real Madrid forward describes Ferguson as a "father" figure who was vital in shaping his career during six years at Manchester United, but confessed to ITV chat show host Jonathan Ross that he still finds the Glaswegian's accent impenetrable.

"I still don't understand him. In the beginning, I had a translator, a Brazilian man, of course, basically only for him," Ronaldo said.

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post 15th Nov 2015, 09:47am
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Och GG you know whit's rang! there isnae an app fur that! quick! somebody invent wan, we're supposed tae be, or yist tae be! gid it that:) an mind tae include a humour button that explains sarcasm. smile.gif
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post 17th Nov 2015, 09:38am
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Acanny undirston him neether. As he disnea cumfaeguvin (ur dis he?) he wid no be subject tae the genuwine Burl as talked by the the tru affikionadoes of the Langue de Glesga. As spoked in the Baillie A Ghovan accent. So ther Jimm.
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post 17th Nov 2015, 11:36am
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Behave yerel' Shuggie! smile.gif how come yer no unerstaunin a upmerket Govin accent!? smile.gif
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post 19th Nov 2015, 03:50pm
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It doesn't surprise me in the least that Ronaldo has trouble with the Alex speal, I have trouble myself, but with others too.

What irks me more than anything, is that it seems all of the newsreaders, from BBC to SKY can pronounce correctly, so many difficult names, destinations etc, yet they canny properly pronounce some, indeed most of the Scottish names and places, without putting their feet in their mouths - just bugs the life out of me.

There are a few English accents that I have difficulty with, when they speak fast, so there.



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kiltie2
post 19th Nov 2015, 04:32pm
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Gon yersel' Carmella, Longing for the day when something happens in Auchinshuggle:) and it makes national news, or maybe Lock! Ness, that's like chalk across a blackboard! and I've tried shouting at the telly, it's Loch!!! doesn't work:( another thing I was picked up for in America, is apparently! we don't pronounce our T's? I'm positive I didn't say Scoland? or did I? but then, I'm totally, and absolutely positive none of my young relatives ever Majored in Cheer leading at Uni:) this was a young girls answer when I asked her what her main subject was at University, she was kind enough to inform me it's called Majoring, well, daft me, I should have known:)!
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post 19th Nov 2015, 06:14pm
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Well Kiltie , this topic has come up several times on this board and no matter , when it comes to the Glaswegian accent it is in fact quite difficult for peoples from other countries to understand and for those who see no further than Scotland , but are fortunate to do a little travelling , maybe you should tone down you accent somewhat ,
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You ,me and others are guest's in those foreign countries and should if nothing else , show good manners and consideration No matter whether they speak Double Dutch or North American English ..


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post 19th Nov 2015, 09:42pm
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I recently was in a department store and the woman standing next to me spoke to me as she was Scottish I said oh you have an accent like mine to which she replied yours is a lot stronger than mine you must be from up north somewhere I said to her I am very proud of my accent and having lived here in NZ for fifty years have no intention of losing it to which she replied that she had lived here fifty one years and seemed so proud that she had lost some of it SILLY MOO
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post 20th Nov 2015, 08:10am
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You've taken my comments totally out of context Angel, this was not a slight at people from other countries, i just hadn't noticed I was missing out the T! the rest is called humour, more a laugh at ourselves than others. sigh:(

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post 20th Nov 2015, 08:13am
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You did well tottie ann not to fall about laughing, oh! you've only been here 50 years, well I've been here 51! you won't be in any hurry to run into her again smile.gif
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post 20th Nov 2015, 09:17am
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I wonder how people abroad manage to understand the English Cockney accent when the Cockney will say things like:

I fink I'll frow out fat fick fing as it only cost firty free pence from the frift shop.

Translation: I think I'll throw out that thick thing as it only cost thirty three pence from the thrift shop.

The reason I am able to understand and translate this accent is...........I listen and can understand many differing accents in England and Scotland, even American and Canadian accents. laugh.gif Listening is the thing or fing. laugh.gif

The rain in Spain stays mainly on the plain. laugh.gif
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