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Thread #153823 Message #3605095
Posted By: Jack the Sailor
26-Feb-14 - 12:27 PM
Thread Name: BS: A tour of the British Isles in accents
Subject: RE: BS: A tour of the British Isles in accents
Bill, I have heard BBC readers with what my ears tell me is pretty much the Dublin accent described in the tour. I've met some people from London, who didn't have to "chew their words" to sound like BBC English. But your point is well taken. I imagine a lot of readers do strive for a "neutral" accent just as Brian Williams admits to suppressing the New Jersey accent he grew up with.