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Old 8th August 2007, 11:28 PM
 
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Did any of you find it hard to learn British English, as opposed to the type of English spoken in the United States (or your home country)? It seems like they speak faster here.

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To be honest some Americans speak much faster (particularly North East) so no, I didn't have any problems. It was the accents that I found more challenging - Brummies and Scousers can be difficult to understand sometimes.

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Go to my home city of Bristol in the southwest , 7 different dialecs , 1 of which i had problems understanding , "S'got any wanee " do you have any water , "Ooh bist thee "who are you ", and so on ?????

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Go to my home city of Bristol in the southwest , 7 different dialecs , 1 of which i had problems understanding , "S'got any wanee " do you have any water , "Ooh bist thee "who are you ", and so on ?????

Very funny - and so true. I did wonder why people were calling me their duck. As in, Aye my duck. Apparently it's a term of affection. Watch what happens if you say: "alright, treacle?" Give it a bit of London accent and it's dead funny.

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