I came across a recording of a female voice on the web and I would appreciate if someone here could tell me what this accent is.

The link to the flash file is here (You need to have shockwave flash installed to play it)

http://64.246.28.116/swfvm/STREAM4021.SWF

The recording is a voicemail greeting that is, I believe, a parody of a servant answering the phone.

The recording goes something like "'Allo love, the Mr and Mrs can't come to the phone just now. OO they're in the middle of a particularly gripping episode of Coronation Street. Oh but they don't like anyone to know that they watch it so don't let on that I toldja. You know I always get blamed when people find out things they're not supposed to know. But don't you worry I won't let a word slip out about you now, will I? You just go ahead and pour your little heart out after the beep."

I've never watched Coronation Street so I'm just guessing viewers of the show might be able to help.

I've heard this accent on another British TV show, the name of which escapes me. It was a sitcom probably shown in the mid 80's and is based on a holiday camp (maybe by the seaside), whose staff wear some very brightly coloured jackets. One of the ladies who worked at the camp had the exact same accent, IIRC. So I'm guessing the accent is common enough that most UK residents will be able to place it?

Thanks for your help.
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[nq:1]I came across a recording of a female voice on the web and I would appreciate if someone here could tell me what this accent is. The link to the flash file is here (You need to have shockwave flash installed to play it)
It sounds to me like an attempt by a Scot to do a Manchester accent, or vice versa. It's not genuine - I'm 99% sure of that.

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[nq:2]I came across a recording of a female voice on ... (You need to have shockwave flash installed to play it)
It sounds to me like an attempt by a Scot to do a Manchester accent, or vice versa. It's not genuine - I'm 99% sure of that.

It's someone doing the 'Jane Leeves' version of a Northern accent. It's not something that's likely to exist in real life -- John 'It might even be Jane Leeves' Dean Oxford De-frag to reply
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It sounds to me like an attempt by a ... versa. It's not genuine - I'm 99% sure of that.

It's someone doing the 'Jane Leeves' version of a Northern accent. It's not something that's likely to exist in real life -- John 'It might even be Jane Leeves' Dean

No, it's not Jane Leeves. At least she does a marginally better Mancunian accent than Millicent Martin (both were born in Essex). The speaker may be from Scotland, or the far north of England.

-- Martin S.
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I came across a recording of a female voice on the web and I would Thanks for your help.

Far too posh for a real Mancunian accent. ;-) There is an almost Scottish burr in there.

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Is it just my lack of experience, or are there in fact an array of sub-accents within the overall one called Geordie?

Or any regional accent. I live in Lancashire and there are several different accents within 5 miles of each other.

For examples, people brought up in Clayton-le Moors pronounce "Pauline" as "Poline" and "where" as "were." The two places are separated by about 100 yards. -- Marie Lewis
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[nq:2]Yes.. people who live in a hice annoy the heck out of me
Not to mention those in a bait.

There are a lot of people around now who read berks.

There is also an annoying advert in which a girl in green calls us all Kurds.

"Could I get a loan with my bad credit rating?" "Yes, you Kurd" -- George
[nq:1]There is also an annoying advert in which a girl in green calls us all Kurds. "Could I get a loan with my bad credit rating?" "Yes, you Kurd"
In the film 'Gettysburg' there's a great scene where a Union officer is asking some of the Southern prisoners why they're fighting. They replied 'We're fighting for our rats'.

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[nq:2]MartinS > On the other hand, Edinburghian Ewen Bremner (Spud ... Collins") was yet another British "American" in Black Hawk Down.
Black Hawk Down was a veritable cornucopia I say there were dozens of Brits playing Americans. My theory is that ... Osman Atto, Treva Etienne and Johann Myers - all former stalwarts of shows like Fools and Horses and The Bill

Didn't Olivier play the Mufti once?

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