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post #46 of 59
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Originally Posted by Don Carlos View Post
You guys are all focusing on the wrong issue.

The more important issue is: hot damn, look at the legs on MILF Middleton!

After looking to your avatar, are you talking of Mr or Mrs Middleton?
post #47 of 59
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Originally Posted by ShaneB View Post
At a state school? Forgive me if I don't believe you...

Yep, at a state school in a middle class part of outer London. Some of the teachers gossiped and complained about this teacher's 'horrible' northern accent.
post #48 of 59
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Originally Posted by Don Carlos View Post
You guys are all focusing on the wrong issue.

The more important issue is: hot damn, look at the legs on MILF Middleton!

...
post #49 of 59
"mail order party supplies"?
post #50 of 59
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Originally Posted by bhall41 View Post
Yep, at a state school in a middle class part of outer London. Some of the teachers gossiped and complained about this teacher's 'horrible' northern accent.

That's more anti-northern. If it's a middle class part of outer London, the kids will all talk like Ali G innit (as a Harrow on the Hill resident, I can speak with some authority). Only the terminally insane and inbred worry: the children of the aristocracy are not swanning around the home counties in tweeds. They seem to be stomping around inner London trying to sound cockney (though the current goverment and associated entourage (Dylan Jones - you are a pr*ck!) seems to be making it acceptable to be posh again).
My accent's stuck between the Thames Estuary and the Clyde so there's nae hope fae me, ma auld Chinas, ye ken like.
post #51 of 59
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Originally Posted by bhall41 View Post
Incidentally, Australia likes to pretend it's a classeless society, which fiction "Kath and Kim" successfully satirised (referring to the orginial, not US, version of this sitcom).
Class-less, not classless.
post #52 of 59
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Originally Posted by Oleg View Post
That's more anti-northern. If it's a middle class part of outer London, the kids will all talk like Ali G innit (as a Harrow on the Hill resident, I can speak with some authority). Only the terminally insane and inbred worry: the children of the aristocracy are not swanning around the home counties in tweeds. They seem to be stomping around inner London trying to sound cockney (though the current goverment and associated entourage (Dylan Jones - you are a pr*ck!) seems to be making it acceptable to be posh again).
My accent's stuck between the Thames Estuary and the Clyde so there's nae hope fae me, ma auld Chinas, ye ken like.

Superb...

Guy Ritchie is the typical example of the posh twat trying to play the East end gangster...

Public school boys obsessed with hooligans and the Krays..
post #53 of 59
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post
Class-less, not classless.

I know what you are getting at but 'classless' is nevertheless correct -

http://oxforddictionaries.com/view/e...m_en_gb0153290
post #54 of 59
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Originally Posted by Oleg View Post
That's more anti-northern. If it's a middle class part of outer London, the kids will all talk like Ali G innit (as a Harrow on the Hill resident, I can speak with some authority). Only the terminally insane and inbred worry: the children of the aristocracy are not swanning around the home counties in tweeds. They seem to be stomping around inner London trying to sound cockney (though the current goverment and associated entourage (Dylan Jones - you are a pr*ck!) seems to be making it acceptable to be posh again).
My accent's stuck between the Thames Estuary and the Clyde so there's nae hope fae me, ma auld Chinas, ye ken like.

I loved the diversity of accents while living in Ol' Blighty (especially West Country accents - fantastic!) but was slightly dismayed that the locals did not share my enthusiasm, especially concerning northern accents. I am reminded of an amusing Catherine Tate skit where an upper-middle class family are aghast that the agency sent them a nanny with a north English accent. They literally run for cover.

I don't think it's just an anti-northern sentiment - how do you explain the elocution lessons, which I referred to in an earlier post?
post #55 of 59
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Originally Posted by bhall41 View Post
I know what you are getting at but 'classless' is nevertheless correct -

http://oxforddictionaries.com/view/e...m_en_gb0153290
post #56 of 59
Most of the American nonsense here can be ignored for most know not of what they type. Accents, middle class, schools etc. most remarks have no importance.

However the general view in the UK is that Mr and Mrs Middleton, their younger daughter Phillipa and son James acquitted themsleves spectacularly well. The elder daughter Catherine is viewed as an keystone of the future monarchy.

The UK now has a King and Queen who can command respect and the family of the Duchess of Cambridge will take their place within that with considerable support and justifiable pride.


To those who thought the wedding had too much coverage in the US, surely there was a repeated episode of a soap for you to watch?
post #57 of 59
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Originally Posted by GBR View Post
Most of the American nonsense here can be ignored for most know not of what they type. Accents, middle class, schools etc. most remarks have no importance.

However the general view in the UK is that Mr and Mrs Middleton, their younger daughter Phillipa and son James acquitted themsleves spectacularly well. The elder daughter Catherine is viewed as an keystone of the future monarchy.

The UK now has a King and Queen who can command respect and the family of the Duchess of Cambridge will take their place within that with considerable support and justifiable pride.


To those who thought the wedding had too much coverage in the US, surely there was a repeated episode of a soap for you to watch?

For sure , you're not a republican GBR..
post #58 of 59
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Originally Posted by lasbar View Post
Believe me people are still stigmatized for their accents...

Call that what you want but especially foreign accents are frowned upon especially in education...

I have heard people refusing to go to certain doctors because they have an accent...

Happens in the US too--I'm sure it's no different than the stigma surrounding a Southern accent here.
post #59 of 59
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post
Happens in the US too--I'm sure it's no different than the stigma surrounding a Southern accent here.

In most US movies , when they want to portray a racist or redneck villain , the character tends to have a deep south accentnt...
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