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    I was born in Cheltenham, have lived in Gloucester my entire life and im now @ UoG. Therefore I have not developed an accent whilst being @ Uni, I have a Gloucester farmer accent . . . what more do I want? . . . .:rolleyes: :cool: :o:
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    Am from the South but am based in the midlands for uni. Haven't really picked up an accent as such, but the midlands/northern accent is so nice <3
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    I live in fear of it, but nothing has changed yet.

    You see, I study in Wales.
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    I've picked up a lot of the regional slang but I don't like it so I am really trying to stop using it but it is so difficult!
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    generally idiom is picked up rather than accent

    i am originally from the North Notts / Derbyshire border area but have lived and worked in Yorkshire for the past 10 years, my idiom is increasingly Yorkshire but my accent remains my original tempered with a bit of the mongrel RAF accent as i lived in Lincolnshire thorughout my schooling so there were lots of RAF people about.

    Oddly enough a lot of ex miners pick up i'm from North Notts originally - i suppose becasue of the mining traditions of north Notts and where i live now meaning some cross fertilisation...
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    (Original post by hobnob)
    I'm not even entirely sure I know what the local accent sounds like. You don't really hear much of it around the university.
    It's a bit different at my end, due to the number of scousers, but I can see where your coming from, from someones that's only ever heard a default northern accent before I started uni, Ive now heard geordie, scottish, lancastrian, midlands, boltonian, posh, cockney, scouse, cornish, avon, welsh accents
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    i really wanna scouser or geordie accent haha only for a lil while though, just to see what it would be like
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    I'm from Brighton and have been in Leeds for a few months, i've picked up more scouse from my best mate than the regional dialect..
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    I've picked up a southern accent, but whenever I go home it goes back to Yorkshire!
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    Well my accent is pretty mixed up anyway but I don't think it has any hints of Dundonian in it yet *shudder*. I probably do sound a bit more Scottish than I used to though. I'd say I'm a cross between Geordie, something more Southern and Scottish, with a bit of an Irish thrown in because most people I speak to on a regular basis here are Irish. So yeah.. really screwed up!
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    I've lost quite a lot of my accent - have developed a mix of Irish and southern English that sounds Irish to the English and English to the Irish. Can't win really.
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    Ugggh, im not at uni yet, but cos im now looking at going to Leeds or Liverpool (cant' see Edinburgh accepting me, and Swansea is a fall back just in case i don't get in the others). If i end up with a Yorkshire accent or a scouse one i will not be happy. I have a proper broad Bolton accent, drop the t's and all that jazz, and i really don't want to lose it, it's a babe.
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    Hopefully not, I love my West Midlands drawl.
 
 
 
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