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Poll: Will a scouse accent hold someone back
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ThinkingThoughts
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No detail, just be objective, and relevant.
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i would personally LOL in your face
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My personal opinion, yes. But then it depends where you intend to work, if you want to stay in liverpool than great but i think that in any interview or professional environment, everyone regardless of accent needs to tone their regional differences down to ensure the job gets done. Scouse = stereotype, i'm scouse myself and do it. Meritocracy and not accent is what people should be judged on, but unfortunately somepeople don't think the same.
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i would personally LOL in your face
Sucks to be inbred.
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No, it'll make you one of the coolest geezers about if you embrace it and if you don't find non-scouse/northern folk having problems working out what the fudge you're saying...
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I think the fact that you're asking this question means that you know.
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I'm from Runcorn (the woollyback side :o:) and live in Bristol, and tbh it's (northern/Manc accent) just my party/piece novelty thing. If you make fun of yourself it usually breaks the ice, then it'll start to become your 'trademark'. But yeah, I've grown up around Scouse accents so i can't possibly judge them
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It would only be an issue if people could not literally make out what u say...like if u have a super strong accent! But if you don't, then I don't see why it would hold u back.
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I'm afraid so.
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(Original post by ThinkingThoughts)
Sucks to be inbred.
sucks to sound scottish
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(Original post by elixira)
I'm from Runcorn (the woollyback side :o:) and live in Bristol, and tbh it's (northern/Manc accent) just my party/piece novelty thing. If you make fun of yourself it usually breaks the ice, then it'll start to become your 'trademark'. But yeah, I've grown up around Scouse accents so i can't possibly judge them
****** HATE YOU WOOLS
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qamVB4ixxGs

I think so.
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It depends on how much of a ****** you wish to be.
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NAAA MATE

caaalm down caaalm down
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WhySoLimey
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depends how strong it is, however i think it will hold u back a bit
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I'm from Norris Green and my accent has never been a problem for me, most people actually like it, although some people who are not used to it think it's Irish or Scottish. When I moved to America it became a bit problematic because most people didn't understand it and didn't know what a bevvy, or a bifta or a chippy is. I eventually started learning the American accent and slangs and I now speak with somewhat of a normal American accent, although I sound like I'm from New York or Boston, so maybe just need to learn another accent like an American or Canadian accent or something if you feel that uncomfortable about people knowing you're a Liverpudlian... there IS definitely a form of social stigma attached to it.
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What does a scouse accent sound like?
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As long as you're not going to work for the BBC, and you're not a thief (highly unlikely?) then you shouldn't be hindered.
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I hope not.
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haha yes
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