I would like to learn to do a passable amateur version of some basic British regional accents-- a Cockney or two, Somerset, Yorkshire, Scottish, RP. Where should I start? [more inside]
What features mark Geoffrey Rush's character in The King's Speech as being Australian? [more inside]
How would you describe the accent of the man wearing the gray jacket in this Mitchell and Webb clip? [more inside]
Looking for podcasts or radio shows with women talking in Mancunian accents or similar Northern English accents. [more inside]
Here in the far-flung reaches of the English-speaking world, we're constantly being told our local language is being taken over by "American Slang". But does it go the other way? Are there any British / Australian / New Zealand or wherever phrases and words that have become commonly used by people in North America recently? Do Brooklynites ever exclaim "Crikey!" or "Bloody Hell!"?
Can anyone identify this British accent? [more inside]