What do Americans think about the way British people talk?

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Mudassir Ali 9 months 1 Answer 135 views

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  1. Americans have such a variety of accents and regional sayings that I really don’t think most people have as much difficulty understanding most regional British accents as some would think. In my observation, sometimes people will have a few moments of reverting into that scene in Love, Actually where the Wisconsin girls have the British guy say the names of a bunch of objects for entertainment, but I get that as a Southerner living in the Midwest.

    I do think that many Americans associate a British accent with being smarter and maybe richer, because pretty much all of the Brits who are well known here fit that stereotype.

    The only accents I’ve seen people really having trouble understanding (and even subtitled occasionally) are Cockney and a strong Scottish brogue. Even Geordie is really not that far off from a thick Southern accent.

    Ironically, I have officially watched so much British telly that I realized recently that I no longer hear the accents at all.

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