The British accent was voted the absolute hottest on earth, coming top in countries as far-flung as Sweden, China, India and the USA. A British brogue was particularly desirable in Asia, with South Korea and Malaysia also finding UK accents too hot to handle.
British English (BrE) or Anglo-English is the standard dialect of "English as used in Great Britain, as distinct from that used elsewhere." Variations exist in formal, written English in the United Kingdom.
The Scottish accent has been voted the sexiest in the UK, according to a new study. A survey by international dating app happn asked 2,000 people which accents they found the most attractive - and us Scots came out on top.
R.P. The accent of the Home Counties area (the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Surrey, and Sussex) is closest to what people call Queen's English, also known as Received Pronunciation (R.P.) or Standard English.
According to a recent poll in the Independent, the British accent has been chosen as being the most attractive accent in the world, beating the French accent which was once know as the loveliest accent.
Very Formal :- British words are more formal than American accents . The changeable accent is sometimes harder to understand .
Cockney was found to be the most annoying accent in Britain. Those taking part could only manage 58 seconds of Cockney slang before it got on their nerves.
The British, Australian, and French accents were deemed Americans' favorite, as well as the accents they find sexiest. The Welsh, Korean, and South African accents are the least sexually appealing for respondents, rounding out the bottom in that category.
British accent has been rated as the most attractive English accent in the world, according to a new survey by the CEOWORLD magazine. The results were revealed in a global study, which questioned 96,398 people across 32 countries worldwide to list “most attractive English accents” other than their own.
The first is isolation; early colonists had only sporadic contact with the mother country. The second is exposure to other languages, and the colonists came into contact with Native American languages, mariners' Indian English pidgin and other settlers, who spoke Dutch, Swedish, French and Spanish.
Furthermore, General American is often used when teaching English as a second language in schools worldwide (especially in Asia). It is the most commonly used English accent in the world today, and some linguists have argued that General American will eventually become the global neutral English accent.
The "Scranton accent" is getting national attention. Scranton is the number 2 seed in gawker.com's contest for "America's Ugliest Accent." It's sometimes called "Coal Region speak."
Preply, a Brookline-based online language learning platform, took a survey of more than 1,700 people across the country on the most loved and hated accents. The Boston accent came out on top as the most annoying, followed by the Midwestern accent.
In the main, British English and American English are very similar, even with differences in spelling. In today's world, American spelling is probably winning thanks to Microsoft's spell checker. There are vocabulary differences and some can cause embarrassing situations if you only know one flavour.
There are many, very distinct, British accents. It's true that Indian accent is the most difficult one in the world to understand.
Variously referred to as the 'Queen's English', 'BBC English' or 'Oxford English', Received Pronunciation, or RP for short, is the accent usually described as typically British.
Mancunian (or Manc) is the accent and dialect spoken in the majority of Manchester, North West England, and some of its environs. It is also given to the name of the people who live in the city of Manchester.
Don't worry, it's not a violent word… it has nothing to do with “blood”.”Bloody” is a common word to give more emphasis to the sentence, mostly used as an exclamation of surprise. Something may be “bloody marvellous” or “bloody awful“. Having said that, British people do sometimes use it when expressing anger…
Anglo-Saxon from Somerset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire is actually the purest form of English, he wrote - and Bristol is in the middle. The 'R' is known by linguists as a 'rhotic R', and Bristol has given it, and the long 'a', to the world.
The melodic Spanish accent ranked the highest, with 88% of respondents putting it above all others. The Irish accent took out the silver medal for women (77%) while the romantic Italian accent snagged third place (68%).
So, 'mate' is British slang for a friend. But, like a lot of British slang, mate is a word that is used as much sarcastically as it is sincerely. You're just as likely to call someone 'mate' when they're your friend as when they're annoying you.