What British Accent Do You Have?

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Zoe Samuel

5 Min Quiz

What percentage of foreigners can typically understand a word you're saying?

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What BBC show could someone with your accent host?

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How heavily associated with a specific region is your accent?

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How many syllables are in the word "layer"?

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What would your job be on "Downton Abbey?"

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Do you pronounce the "r" at the end of "order"?

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Which famous British person do you sound like?

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How do you pronounce the word "class"?

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How did your dad pronounce the word "forehead"?

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Based on your accent, which "Game of Thrones" house would you be in?

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Do you sound like a movie villain?

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Do men and women using your accent typically sound a little bit different?

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How do you pronounce "drawing"?

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Besides the villain, which role would you be typecast in if you were in a Hollywood movie?

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What narrative BBC show could someone with your accent star in?

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What positive characteristic is often associated with speakers with your accent?

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How long does it take you to say the word "bad"?

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Do you ever use vocal fry?

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To what extent is your accent accompanied and defined by a specific dialect or idiom (i.e. particular words, not just ways of saying words)?

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How easy it is for you to fake an American accent?

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What word might rhyme with "girl" in your accent (or at least used to)?

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Is your accent associated with a specific class?

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Do you use a lot of "yod-coalescence" - that is, pronouncing "dune" and "June" as homophones, or "dew" and "dieu"?

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What job would people assume you have if they heard your accent?

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Which American accent do you find it slightly easier to fake than others?

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How do you pronounce "feel"?

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Do you always pronounce the letter "t" in its entirety?

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Do you ever drop your "h"?

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Do you use a "dark L", as in pronouncing "ball" more like "baw" than "borle"?

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What negative characteristic is often associated with speakers with your accent?

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About This Quiz

'ALLO GUV'NOR! In the world of accents, British ones just might be the best! While it's a small country, the accents from the distinct regions are heavily noticeable! From the Queen's English to a cockney accent, can we guess what British accent you have? 

The English language originally came about between the 5th and 7th centuries. While its origins are as a Western Germanic language, it was brought to Britain and grew from there. English is spoken all over the world from the United States to Australia to countries in Africa. While many countries speak it in their own manner through their accents, today we're focusing on where many believe the language to have manifested - Britain.

If you were to travel to Britain, you'd hear most of the people speaking English, but certainly not in the same way! This region of the world has so many different accents that come from the small area that it's almost hard to keep up. Since these accents are particular to certain regions of Britain, it is easy to identify where the speaker is from. Where are you from?

Are you a posh Southerner? You're probably speaking Received Pronunciation with your pronounced 't' and skipped 'r.' Rather are you a northerner with a Geordie accent? If you are, you'd probably say you're "hangin' oot with me mum" versus "hanging out with my mom!"

What British accent do you have? Are you more Received Pronunciation or maybe you have a cockney accent? Take this quiz and let's figure it out!

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