Why do British ppl say "fings" instead of "things"

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And finks instead of thinks ??
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I don't… :erm:
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We do? lol
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lol what
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Literally every time I say 'three' or 'think' to someone they're like 'you're saying free, fink etc etc'
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No, not all British people say that :lol: I think you're talking about the low-class idiots in the UK (also known as chavs), they talk like that
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You're overgeneralising based on Cockney etc.
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I think you mean it sounds like fings but they are actually saying things? lol
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Most British people pronounce their "th" sounds. Only a few accents within Britain use "f" instead of "th".
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(Original post by loveleest)
We do? lol
Yes maybe u don't hear it in your accent?

I was just watching dinner with my ex and the british girl kept saying fings fings fings?


Maybe she's from a different part of britian than u?
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This is common in some accents, but not others. As you may know, there are many British accents.
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(Original post by xobeauty)
And finks instead of thinks ??
Because some people don't make the 'th' sound properly.
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Because some people are common as muck
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(Original post by xobeauty)
Yes maybe u don't hear it in your accent?

I was just watching dinner with my ex and the british girl kept saying fings fings fings?


Maybe she's from a different part of britian than u?
Most likely a chav. What part of the UK was she from?
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There's a difference in sound of "f" and "th"?
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Most likely a chav. What part of the UK was she from?
She sounded like she was from London
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It's just an accent. Relax.

Accents are involved in expression of identity, people use -th fronting (or "f" instead of "th") to identify themselves with a certain social group, or to diverge away from a certain social group. It depends on the situation really but it's usually done subconsciously.
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Batfink was cool so therefore saying fink is cool

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Speak proper posh like moi :P
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Tings*
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Er I don't either ...
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