Are American accents unattractive on the ear?

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I have an American/Irish accent and some people have told me that it sounds a bit 'gay'. I'm planning on moving to England for my masters and was wondering if I'll receive the same treatment there.

Would it be better to change my accent to something better?
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Noo your accent is yours and you should be proud of it. It's interesting to be different you know. I have a boring London accent myself. I'm sure it doesn't sound awful and most people wouldn't tease you about it here if they are mature😌
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Noo your accent is yours and you should be proud of it. It's interesting to be different you know. I have a boring London accent myself. I'm sure it doesn't sound awful and most people wouldn't tease you about it here if they are mature😌
What do you think of it?

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What do you think of it?

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it doesn't sound bad as you say it is
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It really isn't bad at all
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Does it sound Irish?
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What do you think of it?

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It sounds OK to me. You really shouldn't feel the need to change your accent just because of what others might think of it. I'm sure most people wouldn't judge you negatively because of it, and for anyone who does, that says a lot more about them than it does about you.
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I have an American/Irish accent and some people have told me that it sounds a bit 'gay'. I'm planning on moving to England for my masters and was wondering if I'll receive the same treatment there.

Would it be better to change my accent to something better?
It's ridiculous to describe someone's accent as a bit 'gay'

I can't imagine why you would consider trying to change your accent.

For what it's worth, you sound like someone from the US, which is what you are.

Where I live in London, as you walk along the street, you hear accents from the whole world as you pass by. If I set off for a 30 minute walk, I would hear American accents, Australian, German, Swiss, Italian, Japanese, oh, the list is endless.

If I heard you ordering a coffee in Pret, for one fleeting second I would register that you were from the US and I wouldn't think anything more than that. To be honest, no-one would.

This really isn't something you should give any thought to.
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I have an American/Irish accent and some people have told me that it sounds a bit 'gay'. I'm planning on moving to England for my masters and was wondering if I'll receive the same treatment there.

Would it be better to change my accent to something better?
Personally? I find the accent extremely annoying to listen to.

Realistically? Don't let your accent define you, and there will also be people that love your accent. Just rock confidence and you'll be fine
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Does it sound Irish?
No, don't change it! It makes you unique plus no-one will care that much.
I would say you have an American/Irish accent with a hint of Afrikaner/Dutch. Early-Mid 20s and white?
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What do you think of it?

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Ohh it's totally fine. You actually sound like someone I know tbh😂. I'm sure no one would think it's stands out too much. There are so many different accents people have here we just accept them all.
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It sounds more Irish than American tbh. Its not a bad accent at all, I wouldnt change it.
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I like Irish accents, i find American accents a bit annoying. But that's just me.
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I got a bham accent u lucky fam
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I got a bham accent u lucky fam
At least it's not Bradford😂
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Certainly not an accent I've heard before, but by no means is it unpleasant to listen to. But you really needn't worry about what people will think of your accent - people here are far more judgemental with UK regional accents than international accents. I can guarantee you'll be fine.
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Lol my favourite accents are the American and Irish accents so I'm sure you sound rlly nice
(I'm british btw and no one rlly cares tbh, lol I get made fun over my accent all the time dw)
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I have an American/Irish accent and some people have told me that it sounds a bit 'gay'. I'm planning on moving to England for my masters and was wondering if I'll receive the same treatment there.

Would it be better to change my accent to something better?
I think your accent is completely awesome. No way would I be changing it! Just be yourself.
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Personally I think it depends where you’re from. I’m not a huge fan of southern American accents but I don’t mind eastern American accents
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You can’t force yourself to change your accent for good. Better to just accept it
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