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    For example, 'beer can' sounds like 'bacon' when produced in a Jamaican accent. This, however, is cross-linguistic (across two languages) - does any have experiences with these kinds of comparisons within the UK? Anyone experienced a situation like the 'is it a blue or black dress' puzzle, where you genuinely are unsure whether a person just said word X or word Y because of their accent?

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    Dawn vs Don
    Court vs Cot
    forgot which accent It was but both words become indistinguishable
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    (Original post by shawn_o1)
    Dawn vs Don
    Court vs Cot
    forgot which accent It was but both words become indistinguishable
    Caught vs Cot is indistinguishable for some Americans, as they don't have the lower back merger. But thank you
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    "Deck" in New Zealand accent.
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    Mirror (Mih-roar) is pronounced like "Mee-er" in American English, that can be confusing to people like us who can speak English correctly.
    Apparently they also pronounce "merry", "marry" and "Mary" all the same way (or at least two of them the same), don't know how true this is though.
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    Oh yeah, and Flour as "Flaa" rather than "Flower"
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    (Original post by Anna.Karenina)
    For example, 'beer can' sounds like 'bacon' when produced in a Jamaican accent.
    Why do I find this so hilarious?!
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    (Original post by Luneth)
    Mirror (Mih-roar) is pronounced like "Mee-er" in American English, that can be confusing to people like us who can speak English correctly.
    Apparently they also pronounce "merry", "marry" and "Mary" all the same way (or at least two of them the same), don't know how true this is though.
    Interestingly, a friend of mine from Northern Ireland pronounces "mirror" in a way that it rhymes with "bear".
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    (Original post by Manitude)
    Interestingly, a friend of mine from Northern Ireland pronounces "mirror" in a way that it rhymes with "bear".
    Like the way we pronounce "mayor" as "mair"?
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    Ear, here + year are indistinguishable in a Merthyr accent.
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    Later sounds like lighter in Australian accent
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    Oh lol just remembered
    Hugh in American accent can be mistaken as You.
    I've made this typical mistake:
    "I am Hugh"
    Err....(what does he mean he's me??)
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    (Original post by Luneth)
    Like the way we pronounce "mayor" as "mair"?
    I think that's a regional thing. I would say it "may-yuh" but then my accent isn't exactly Queen's English.
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    (Original post by Manitude)
    I think that's a regional thing. I would say it "may-yuh" but then my accent isn't exactly Queen's English.
    Yeah, I'm more used to the American way of saying it thanks to TV :^)
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    Karl comes out as Carol in a Scottish accent. It's impossible for me to say Karl

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