When I make videos about the R.P. (Received Pronunciation) accent, people tend to get upset. I think that’s because some people feel like I am being critical of the way they have learnt to speak English – but is that really so? Or am I just observing subtle realities in language and the voice that the great majority of people cannot hear themselves?
In 2013 I made lots of videos about the R.P. accent that […]
Cockney is an exceptionally coarse and vulgar dialect of English. All the insults in the video below are offensive and most definitely not politically correct.
1. Little sod – naughty boy. Origin from sodimist.
2. Plonker – idiot or stupid person.
3. Dyke – lesbian.
4. Nonce – sexually perverted person who is turned on by sex acts with children or animals.
5. Nutter – crazy person.
6. Old git – miserable old man. Git has a similar meaning to […]
What first names are trendy and posh for boys in the UK? Find out posh boys names and learn IPA…
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Trendy Posh Boys’ Names UK
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Guest post by Nina Lalumia
This is a celebration of the rich language of EastEnders, the long-running BBC drama that takes places in the fictional working-class neighbourhood of Walford in London. Before starting out, I do want to say a little bit about the other reasons I love the show. It presents a diverse range of characters: white and black, Christian and Muslim, gay and straight. But none of them are placed artificially to serve a […]
How to say names of places in London in a Cockney / Estuary English accent.
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(1) Ends in -ham
(2) Ends in -den / -don
(3) Ends in -ton
(4) th fronting
(5) Dark /l/
BUT NOT: London Bridge, Leyton or Turnpike Lane
(6) Glottals either /t/ /p/ or /k/
Want to speak sexy and seductive like Kylie Jenner? Click to watch Kylie Jenner’s voice tutorial in the video below:
To speak with a sexy, seductive voice it is first necessary to drop the resonance of your voice. When Kylie Jenner speaks, the resonance comes from the chest and around the heart. This brings soft, nurturing vibrations into the voice.
The intimate quality of Kylie’s voice comes from her breathy way of speaking which […]
Watching Niomi Smart’s lifestyle videos on YouTube took me in the direction of pondering whether or not she is posh, and if so, what it means to be ‘posh’ in England these days. PLEASE NOTE: the post that follows consists of light-hearted speculation about Niomi’s ‘poshness’ based on my having followed her YouTube channel for about a year. At the time of writing, not a lot of biographical about Niomi Smart is available online therefore much of […]
The Short Answer: Jayde Pierce has a Cockney accent featuring modern pronunciations.
The In-Depth Answer: British model and Instagram personality Jayde Pierce (rumoured to have dated Justin Bieber) speaks with a delicious, modern Cockney accent. Her manner of speaking reflects how London’s Cockney accent has evolved away from its harsh and grating origins. When listening to Jayde Pierce speak, I hear an authentic London voice that reflects how people with a working class background actually speak in real life in and […]
For such a small country, the British Isles has an incredible variety of accents and dialects. It’s amazing how different we sound considering we speak the same language. If you are looking to expand your repertoire of British accents, or any accent for that matter, here’s my advice to you – improvise and have fun experimenting with your target accent.
Accent Improvisation Exercise
(1) Imagine your ‘character’: every accent has a life of it’s […]