Actually, I think there might me more variance amongst British accents than there are with American accents.
Well, it's a large number of variants in both cases, I'd bet. Around Boston alone, there's a difference between East Boston and South Boston and Somerville, Lynn, Cambridge - each is slightly different. I used to work with someone from Somerville and someone from Lynn - check a map, they're not that far apart - and they sounded different and used to make fun of each other's accents.
Every time Ken gets to go to the NYC / NJ area, he comments that he's going where the people don't have any accents.
People have told me I have a Boston accent, so at least it's not one from the Mohawk Valley (that one is called the MoVal twang in our family).
In my youth in northern Minnesota one could usually tell by accent which of the surrounding little towns a person came from. These were communities as small as 100 people and none larger than 2,000.
“You seek escape from pain. We seek the achievement of happiness. You exist for the sake of avoiding punishment. We exist for the sake of earning rewards. Threats will not make us function; fear is not our incentive. It is not death that we wish to avoid, but life that we wish to live.” - John Galt
I've been everywhere ooooohhh yeaahhhh still I'm standing tall.
"He took to writing poetry and visiting the elves: and though many shook their heads and touched their foreheads and said 'Poor old Baggins!' and though few believed any of his tales, he remained very happy till the end of his days, and those were extraordinarily long "- JRR Tolkien, ' The Hobbit '.
I hate the Brits for reversing format dimensions as in 5x4.They are just backwards.and I have news for them;the sun has set on the Bitish empire.In fact, a long time ago.You just slept through itand still live n the past.so just get it it's 4x5and 8x10!getit?gotit? good!