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    Quote Originally Posted by blansky View Post
    After taking a hit off of a joint, it is almost impossible to say, "Hey dude, want some HERB."

    It always comes out as "'ey dude, want some 'erb."

    Cough , cough.
    So when one herbs up in the US it is pronounced " 'erbing it up", whilst in Britian it is pronounced "herbing it up, governor". Blimey, what a bloody mess!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    So when one herbs up in the US it is pronounced " 'erbing it up", whilst in Britian it is pronounced "herbing it up, governor". Blimey, what a bloody mess!
    Except a lot of them drop the "h".
    Steve, 'e's not 'appy about 'at- 'he 'ates it, 'e does. Talk 'at way around 'im, and 'e'll be finkin' of killin' yer.
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    You got me all tuned up for an evening of BBC America, provided they quit showing repeats of "Robin Hood Prince of Thieves", you know, the one with the American cast! Or they may show STTNG, with only one Brit in the cast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
    You got me all tuned up for an evening of BBC America, provided they quit showing repeats of "Robin Hood Prince of Thieves", you know, the one with the American cast! Or they may show STTNG, with only one Brit in the cast.

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    In England we really enjoyed watching Robin Hood with an American accent. It was such a good laugh.

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    That always sounded right to me.

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    I wish PBS would air the British series Up Pompei again with the adventures of Lurkio, Ammonia, Hernia, Lecherus Maximus, ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cliveh View Post
    In England we really enjoyed watching Robin Hood with an American accent. It was such a good laugh.
    We laughed, too. I mean, it's freakin' Robin Hood, fer gawd's sakes.

    It was truly cringe-worthy. Even if Costner had affected a phony English accent it would have been better. A standard American accent without standard American sentence construction just sounds weird.

    When I first saw Robin Hood, Men In Tights, when Cary Elwes said, "Because, unlike some other Robin Hoods, I can speak with an English accent", that got a big laugh from the theater audience.
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    What's worse than a fake English accent is a fake southern accent. There is a show on broadcast tv here in the US where an actress Kyla Sedgwick plays a police detective or something. Her accent is so overblown as to be a complete turnoff. I stopped watching the show after the first 5 minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cliveh View Post
    In England we really enjoyed watching Robin Hood with an American accent. It was such a good laugh.
    At least it was a better movie than something like Merlin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerald C Koch View Post
    What's worse than a fake English accent is a fake southern accent. There is a show on broadcast tv here in the US where an actress Kyla Sedgwick plays a police detective or something. Her accent is so overblown as to be a complete turnoff. I stopped watching the show after the first 5 minutes.
    Jerry, I was all over Georgia and Florida from Albany GA to St. Pete and the Cape. I would have to say that in some places I could not understand the people. In fact, My wife lived in FL for years and still has that problem (and when she wants to, that accent and it is real).

    Have you ever heard Paula Deen? OMG.

    So, I'll have to disagree with a bit of what you say.

    What I hate is the growing trend of Valley Girl accents on TV.

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