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    (Original post by AdamC)
    Or "Saaaaaafeeennddd" as it is so spoken! lol
    LOL yes...... or " orses " for horses haha
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    And it isn't water, it's "wor...ah"... any excuse to avoid pronouncing the "t"!

    Ahh i love the Essex Accent really! lol

    (Original post by AdamC)
    And it isn't water, it's "wor...ah"... any excuse to avoid pronouncing the "t"!

    Ahh i love the Essex Accent really! lol
    hehe yes but that is the far far extreme of the essex accent
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    the other extreme essex accent is the rural one that loads of people would probably think was suffolk. i don't have it myself but come across it with my mums side of the family. my dad (a native londoner until he was 10) apparently couldnt understand my great grandad most of the time lol!
    i have to say i cannot stand the south essex accent - it makes me cringe so much! thats one of several reasons that i avoid basildon like the plague!

    in response to someone earlier - chelmsford's not that bad. you can't expect much more for it's size. its got a few decent bars & shops. i don't live there though, so perhaps i can't judge it properely.

    (Original post by amyitfc)
    the other extreme essex accent is the rural one that loads of people would probably think was suffolk. i don't have it myself but come across it with my mums side of the family. my dad (a native londoner until he was 10) apparently couldnt understand my great grandad most of the time lol!
    i have to say i cannot stand the south essex accent - it makes me cringe so much! thats one of several reasons that i avoid basildon like the plague!

    in response to someone earlier - chelmsford's not that bad. you can't expect much more for it's size. its got a few decent bars & shops. i don't live there though, so perhaps i can't judge it properely.
    interesting....... the nightlife in colchester is pretty good though, and want to know one of the good things about it? there isn't that much violence
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    (Original post by DazYaZZZ)
    interesting....... the nightlife in colchester is pretty good though, and want to know one of the good things about it? there isn't that much violence
    unless the army boys are out for a big night! and you've got hte hippodrome
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    (Original post by DazYaZZZ)
    its not, i live in colchester there is lots to do
    and he doesn't lie

    Colchester's also a bit different to most of Essex. Not everyone here has that stupid damned Essex accent, it's a bit more ruralish. Not as bad as the Suffolk farmer accent.

    (Original post by allisandro)
    unless the army boys are out for a big night! and you've got hte hippodrome
    LOL you've been to the hippodrome? nice nice

    (Original post by Spleenus`)
    and he doesn't lie

    Colchester's also a bit different to most of Essex. Not everyone here has that stupid damned Essex accent, it's a bit more ruralish. Not as bad as the Suffolk farmer accent.
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    (Original post by DazYa777)
    LOL you've been to the hippodrome? nice nice
    Ive been, to the hippodome and it was proper quality they has DJ Tiesto from Gatecrasher and the legend that is Carl Cox playing straight after - one of my all time great nights...dunno bout the rest of essex tho!!!

    (Original post by Cossack)
    Ive been, to the hippodome and it was proper quality they has DJ Tiesto from Gatecrasher and the legend that is Carl Cox playing straight after - one of my all time great nights...dunno bout the rest of essex tho!!!
    DJ Tiesto! i used to run a chat server and this guy i knew mentioned DJ Tiesto! wow!

    so what do you think of colchester town centre at night time? lots of good looking women eh?
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    Colchester is good, but full of 'squadies'! :mad:
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    Heh, I'm moving to Colchester in a couple of weeks. I'm from Essex anyway so I'm used to the dodgy accents..but I'd say Colchester's quite decent.
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    (Original post by Samuel Page)
    Colchester is good, but full of 'squadies'! :mad:
    I think that factor is over emphasised. I currently work up town and you don't exactly see loads of squaddies roaming around Colchester. Most of them lead normal lives when not training or doing whatever.

    (Original post by Kay)
    Heh, I'm moving to Colchester in a couple of weeks. I'm from Essex anyway so I'm used to the dodgy accents..but I'd say Colchester's quite decent.
    I agree - it's alot different to what people think the normal Essex accent is like. I hate the Essex accent (especially SOME of the women) which people down in the South of the County have. :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by koldtoast)
    Essex is the UK's best kept secret, and I think the only reason its got such bad rep is because everyone else is jealous of the quality of lifestyle in the county
    Suffolk is far lovelier, we are all farmers. It's a nice location, and there's some gorgeous countryside - the majority of East Anglia is like it. Some parts of Essex are gorgeous if not a bit small. Avoid Braintree. Manningtree is v dull.
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    (Original post by Spleenus`)
    I agree - it's alot different to what people think the normal Essex accent is like. I hate the Essex accent (especially SOME of the women) which people down in the South of the County have. :rolleyes:
    Hehe that's where I'm from...but believe me I do try hard not to speak like that! The worst thing is when you see some bleach-blonde in a mini skirt and white stilletos shouting something about 'saaaahhhfffend' and you realise the stereotype is true! =/
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    In terms of East Anglia Colcheter isn't that bad..

    Living in Thetford I can vouch for that, and avoid Haverhill too :rolleyes:

    Think nothing of the stereotypes in Essex, it all becomes normal.
 
 
 
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