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#1 by Sheldonboy , Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:55 pm

Some people have trouble mimicking it. Personally I don't think I would have much trouble
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RE: The Birmingham accent

#2 by astwood , Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:31 pm

My gran moved from Darwin Street to worcestershire and lived there
for 60 years and she never lost her twang


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RE: The Birmingham accent

#3 by Sheldonboy , Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:52 pm

Quote: astwood wrote in post #2
My gran moved from Darwin Street to worcestershire and lived there
for 60 years and she never lost her twang


She must have kept it in a safe place


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RE: The Birmingham accent

#4 by astoness , Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:00 pm

Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #3
Quote: astwood wrote in post #2
My gran moved from Darwin Street to worcestershire and lived there
for 60 years and she never lost her twang


She must have kept it in a safe place



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RE: The Birmingham accent

#5 by Voltman , Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:15 am

I think that one hundred years ago the Brummie accent would have sounded quite different to our current version. The report refers to Small Heath having a slightly Scouse sound. This may be due to areas of Birmingham being more like villages, with distinct borders and traditional populations.
Over building and over populating has homogenised the city and local variations have been trampled on.

I know I can't do a Brummie accent.


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RE: The Birmingham accent

#6 by Slow Jo , Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:25 pm

This november I will have lived in telford 40 years, as soon as I speak people say your a brummie ,I say yes ,and proud of it.


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RE: The Birmingham accent

#7 by Sheldonboy , Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:25 pm

Quote: Voltman wrote in post #5
I think that one hundred years ago the Brummie accent would have sounded quite different to our current version. The report refers to Small Heath having a slightly Scouse sound. This may be due to areas of Birmingham being more like villages, with distinct borders and traditional populations.
Over building and over populating has homogenised the city and local variations have been trampled on.

I know I can't do a Brummie accent.

Volty you are as Brummie as the Town Hall cat.


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RE: The Birmingham accent

#8 by Slow Jo , Fri Sep 26, 2014 8:38 pm

Can the town hall cat mieow with a brummie accent.


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RE: The Birmingham accent

#9 by Sheldonboy , Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:56 pm

Quote: Slow Jo wrote in post #8
Can the town hall cat mieow with a brummie accent.


if its a Brummie cat it can probably swear in a Brummie mieow


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RE: The Birmingham accent

#10 by Brumlad , Fri Oct 03, 2014 6:27 pm

Living over here in Maryland (USA) it's amazing how many people think I'm a 'scouser' (REALLY!), but those are the ones who don't think I'm from Australia. Although I have lost a lot of my accent, it still comes back if I visit Birmingham (Thank Heaven!)


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