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> Glasgow Accent Sounds Most Stupid, Researchers claim untainted snobbery
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post 2nd Aug 2011, 07:26am
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post 2nd Aug 2011, 07:30am
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Not withstanding Billy's humorous intervention, personally, I would have to agree with the research findings that a broad Glasgow accent (as Benny says, there is more than one Glasgow accent) sometimes does lead to prejudice and snobbery.

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post 2nd Aug 2011, 07:49am
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These guys only put this drivvle out to see the 'kinda reaction they get, and, as usual they've provoked comment, I live in Brum been here 40 odd years and, it cannot be helped I now talk in both 'kin accents, how do you think I get on LOL. Billy Connolly by the way talks in a scottish accent because in his own words "he has great difficulty doing any other accent"
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post 2nd Aug 2011, 07:58am
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Morning all. When my wife Marlyn and i were in London i thought it was strange that most people understood my Glasgow accent and recognised it but they thought Marlyns Ayrshire accent was French : dry.gif Cheers
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post 2nd Aug 2011, 08:38am
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I guess I have two versions of speaking, one is "Glesga" and the other "Glasgow", but my accent remains the same. On one occasion during my working life, I was speaking to a teenager in my normal "Glesga". He accused me of putting it on to try and fit in with the company ohmy.gif I felt really insulted laugh.gif

On another occasion I was waiting to be served in a small bar in Jersey and overheard the conversation between the lone barman and customer. The customer asked how he coped with all the different accents he came across, the barman said it was easy as he was so used to them all now. My turn, I asked for a couple of pints of lager and the barman said............sorry??? laugh.gif


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post 2nd Aug 2011, 08:39am
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I have never had any problems with my Glasgow Accent, most people love it!
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I have lived south of the border for more than 30 years now, so have had to modify both my accent and speed to be understood, but people still ask if I am Irish!

However, the most difficult time was when I was working in Aberdeen and used to visit an elderly lady from the countryside. Once we got past "fit like" & "nae bad" we might as well have been talking Greek- neither of us could understand a word the other said.

When I was living in Portugal and speaking Portugese people thought I was French.

That Tower of Babel sure has a lot to answer for.
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post 2nd Aug 2011, 08:53am
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First of all - welcome to so many new 'china's on this thread biggrin.gif I counted about 4/5.

In my 24 yr tenure as one of HM Queen Elizabeth's loyal servicemen, my accent in the early days, sometimes worked against me - as our reputations go before us, I'm afraid.

If anything, as I got older (and maybe wiser?), I found it bizzarely seemed to help me, in my day to day liasons/communications.
The less gutteral, and more smooth 'Glesga' becomes - the more seductive and fascinating it tends to makes us! LOL speaking for myself of course laugh.gif


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post 2nd Aug 2011, 08:57am
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Aw don't get me started. See the English they want to learn to listen. mad.gif We listen intently to the many, many English accents and try to tune in order not to insult anyone. On the telephone I've often been aware of the snobbery of the English, it's almost possible to visualise the looking down of the nose at you. Anyone can put on a posh accent, it's easy. Linguistics is the skill in being able to adjust your accent in order to connect with someone. There's nothing funnier than hearing a Glaswegian putting on a posh accent. There is in reality no such thing. Telt ye ye'd get me started. laugh.gif
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post 2nd Aug 2011, 09:17am
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QUOTE (d.barber @ 2nd Aug 2011, 06:07am) *
... By the way the "loveliest" accent I ever heard was a felow cook from Buckie, Fife. He was also a great Accordion player.
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Buckie, Fife ? unsure.gif


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I think people on here are confusing accent with dialect. huh.gif


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post 2nd Aug 2011, 09:33am
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Not being Glaswegian I like the accent but find it difficult to understand when people speak really fast. Billy Connolly and Lorraine Kelly have come a long way and there's Lulu who changes her accent all the time from Glaswegian to American.
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post 2nd Aug 2011, 09:41am
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My wife and I were on a cruise, passengers were mostly American and Canadians, we had a conversation with one man and he said can we hang on till his wife arrived, they loved our accent
I have heard English accents that you could cut with a knife, we dont make a song and dance about it, we just get on with it
Funny how some Scottish programmes on TV have had subtitles placed on them, when being broadcast nationwide but we dont need sub titles for anything from England

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post 2nd Aug 2011, 09:42am
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I lived in London for 15 years and found that in my working life clients tended to trust me more than my english colleagues.
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post 2nd Aug 2011, 09:44am
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In the late 1960's, Gordon Donaldson a Broadcast Journalist with the CBC (Canada) was removed from a TV spot reporting on the Moon Launch (and eventual landing) because of complaints from listeners that it was difficult to understand his gutteral Glasgow accent. Most Glaswegians make Moon sound like MOOOON. True story! I understand that Donaldson was from Shawlands!
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