From Birmingham? Got a Brummie accent?

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  1. scotthayes macrumors 68000

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    And you are only just noticing because ...

    I thought this was pretty much common knowledge and there have been plenty of studies done in the past on this matter. The one I remember was to do with accents and the likelihood of passing an interview.
     
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    Yeah, people think that if you have an accent from our Birmingham too.
     
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    So is brummie kind like the redneck accent of the UK?

    I feel stereotyped when I go to California and people there ask me to say "Wal-Mart". ***holes. I shop at Sams, thank you. :mad:
     
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    It makes me rather glad that I don't have a "Southern" accent despite living here all my life.
     
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    Could be worse. You know the reaction a Merseyside accent gets :)
     
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    I feel quite the opposite, and feel strangely empowered as I wrap up my doctorate studies with my southern accent still intact.
     
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    Are you referring to Sam's Club? Wal-Mart owns Sam's, right? So what is the big difference really?
     
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    As the article clearly states...

    They compared the Yorkshire accent with those from Birmingham... with the Yorkshire accent being rated the highest.

    You can't argue with science. It's official – we're better than the rest of you put together. ;)
     
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    Yeah, lest anyone think I'm picking on Alabamians, I did spend the first 27 years of my life there. I lost most of the accent in college, so the only people who make fun of my accent these days are my relatives.
     

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