Thursday, 19 April 2012

Hotel Babylon

I must admit I'm not very good (putting it mildly) at GB accents. Can you do me a favour and listen to this voice?

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credit: Carnival Films


Now, can you tell me which area of the realm this lady comes from (or pretends to come from)?
I can provide you with subtitles in case you don't understand the torrent of sounds coming out of this beautiful mouth.

As I've been asked for subtitles, here they are:

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Flipping paps have been following me everywhere.

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I can't even powder me nose without someone jumping out from behind a bush. 

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Depends on how much they pay me.

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See what I mean? It's a nightmare. I haven't got lippy on me teeth, have I?

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Oh, 'cause I hate it when they snap me looking like a minger.

12 comments:

  1. It's horrible quality but my first impression is that it might be Newcastle or at any rate somewhere in the far northeast.

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    1. Sorry for the mediocre quality. It's a copy of the soundtrack of a YouTube video clip.

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    1. Gonna try to find out who the actress is and where she spent her speech-forming years

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    2. @Lipman: Exactly! That's her! And a genuine Liverpudlian. Wikipedia mentions her appearance in Hotel Babylon

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    3. I must confess the last time I guessed an accent was Ulster it turned out to be Manchester (or perhaps the other way round)

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  3. Thanks to all of you for 'orienting' the lady accentwise.

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  4. It's the accent of my native area so I'm kind of bilingual. Sooner or later I'll do a post on it.

    @Sidney: Liverpool, like Ulster (and Birmingham, Newcastle, and Glasgow), has default intonational rises. Manchester, like Southern British, has default falls. Hope that helps!

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