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Accents across the pond.

Have there been any American actors that have been cast as primary characters on British shows and use a British accent? [more inside]
posted by curious nu on May 6, 2012 - 30 answers

 

The moment he talks he makes some other Englishman despise him

How would you describe the accent of the man wearing the gray jacket in this Mitchell and Webb clip? [more inside]
posted by Year of meteors on Oct 2, 2010 - 7 answers

Why do people treat me better when I use a British accent?

Why do people treat me better when I use a British accent? [more inside]
posted by realpseudonym on Dec 23, 2007 - 54 answers

You say potatoe...

In the US, the first syllable of "privacy" rhymes with "eye." In the UK, it rhymes with "give." So why, when listening to an audiobook, did I hear a British reader (with a standard British dialect) pronounce it the American way? Was the reader just being weird, or is the pronunciation of "privacy" becoming Americanized? Are there any other common Brit-pronunciations that are migrating across the pond? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on May 8, 2005 - 22 answers

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