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> Glasgow Accent Sounds Most Stupid, Researchers claim untainted snobbery
post 1st Aug 2011, 09:58pm
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Academic researchers from King's College London (KCL) have concluded that the Glasgow accent is one of the stupidest sounding accents in the UK. The researchers say that they have identified an "untainted snobbery" where owners of a Glaswegian accent are wrongly judged to be less capable because of their accents.

The findings indicate an enduring class prejudice where speakers with a 'posh' accent consistently look down on Glaswegians, rating people with a Glasgow accent lowest for traits like intelligence, competence, confidence and leadership.

Dr Julia Snell, a sociolinguistics lecturer, who led the latest research, said:
"While everyone judges people according to their speech these perceptions were usually based on social prejudices. What we find is that when people evaluate how we are speaking these are social, rather than linguistic, judgements."

The KCL academics also found similar negative associations with the Birmigham accent.

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post 1st Aug 2011, 11:22pm
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My husband, an edcuated highly experienced airline Captain, was told by his Chief Pilot that his Glagow accent may come accross as aggressive on the PA! (public address tannoy)
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- GG   Glasgow Accent Sounds Most Stupid   1st Aug 2011, 09:58pm
- - Glasgow Girl   Never heard anything so ridiculous and I've n...   1st Aug 2011, 10:31pm
|- - Robert Stewart   I work from home, mainly Internet but also often o...   2nd Aug 2011, 12:24am
- - benny   The problem is that there's nae such thing as ...   1st Aug 2011, 10:46pm
|- - GG   Thanks for great comments and wonderful stories on...   2nd Aug 2011, 07:21am
- - Glasgow Girl   I'm a born and bred Govanite myself benny   1st Aug 2011, 10:56pm
|- - Helen Chalmers   QUOTE (Glasgow Girl @ 1st Aug 2011, 11:42...   2nd Aug 2011, 03:28am
- - TeeHeeHee   QUOTE (GG @ 1st Aug 2011, 10:44pm) The KC...   1st Aug 2011, 11:21pm
- - *elaine24*   My husband, an edcuated highly experienced airline...   1st Aug 2011, 11:22pm
- - farci   I'll see your Glesca accent and raise you a Br...   1st Aug 2011, 11:23pm
- - wee don   As ex radio operator with Royal Artillery I was al...   1st Aug 2011, 11:34pm
- - grannymo   If you have what it takes to win and get on in lif...   1st Aug 2011, 11:39pm
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- - klingon   I got the flipside of my Glasgow accent when I was...   2nd Aug 2011, 12:27am
- - *George Brown*   Having seen and heard the effluent examples of typ...   2nd Aug 2011, 12:28am
- - Hank Green   Although I have been away from Glasgow for many ye...   2nd Aug 2011, 12:36am
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