EVERYTHING I KNOW IS A LIE
@Fox Skirata, This info is from tumblur... It is probably not true
@Fox Skirata, yeah and the background is from ifunny I believe
@877CashNow, it actually is true.
@877CashNow, but the Quebec accent
@Mifunesaurus, (sorry accidentally sent) is the french old accent.
So does that mean we're more British than the British?
@Dan the Immortal, I hope not
@Dan the Immortal, so we don't shave?????
@Dan the Immortal, Nope that just means you're the lower class.
@Dan the Immortal, well we still call soccer soccer, and we still use pounds, feet, etc. both of which have British origin.
@Eunice the emu , it's football you damn american
@Darkspawn666, it's called football now, but it's the British who invented the word "soccer." Americans keep using soccer while British people have switched to football.
@Dan the Immortal, only your accent
@Dan the Immortal, I suppose, technically, yes.
@Dan the Immortal, no, no it doesnt
@Dan the Immortal, no, it means Brits can out-American us.
@Darkspawn666, I do not approve of your attitude. No need for cursing. Just because we call it football does not mean you need to get your panties in a bunch
@BigHatLogan, It was more for exclamation rather than actual cursing, and i don't really care about football or soccer. Btw, where is your username from? It seems familliar...
@Darkspawn666, Dark Souls ;) I used to be famous around these parts but my time has passed
@BigHatLogan, ah, that explains it
@Dan the Immortal, no, we were just British before it was cool.
@Dan the Immortal, we're more British than the queen of England. Yes.
@Dan the Immortal, Our taxes are outrageously high (like the brits was, but it was 2% when the revolutionary war started and U.S taxes is 10%)... like I when I say outrageous, the U.S has (statistically) the highest taxes in the world.
So I've technically got a British accent, girls like British accents, you know what that means!!!! I'm a grandma why the fvck would I care
Believe it or not this is actually true. The closest accent to the original British accent is the American southern accent on the east coast.
@Gavin, You're right. The dialect spoken in that region is closer to old "Queens English" than anything else we have left.
@Gavin, which explains why in movies British actors have an easier time speaking in southern accents than any other
@Gavin, wouldn't it be partially true since other nationalities also came to America back then?
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@sponge bath sundays, yeah I'm with u I'm British and from the south east and I sound like a bloody cockney geezer not an upper class prat.
@sponge bath sundays, It's actually quite true. I'm glad this is finally coming to light
Well this is bs
@Imaginedragons, it is actually true. Many historians have confirmed this.
We were british before it was cool
So we were more British than the British before they were "British"... *head explodes*
I don't know if this calls for a Murica or not
Not entirely true, Americans use the phrase British Accent which is incorrect, Britain is Scotland, Wales, N. Ireland and England. What they mean is the English Accent. Even that however is too broad. England has several different accents ranging from northern to southern areas. America needs to stop saying British Accent to mean English Accent. Shakespeare does sound better in a period London Accent (Southern) as that was the accent and dialect of the bard and his actors. Believe me. Get educated on Britain, we're a kingdom, not one nation.
@Canary Jack, I don't mean to be rude and I do agree that the British Isles are separate kingdoms, but every country has different sets of accents. You should not say Americans are uneducated because we group all of your accents together. In America we have several different accents as well, the Boston accent, jersey accent, southern accent, ect. But Im sure that British people call it all an American accent. The truth is that all countries/languages have various accents and dialects, but you can't expect people to know the difference between every accent. And yes believe it or not Americans can actually identify between a Scottish and Irish and English accent. We just call them British because to us they all sound similar. But I do agree that some people need to know the difference between England and its surrounding kingdoms.
I know for a fact that this is not ture
Which American accent is the original then? New York? Southern? It's not like all areas have the same accent
@Shuddup, the American southern accent.
@Shuddup, people from the northern Ohio area actually have "no English accent." People from this area speak English exactly how it was originally spoken. *the more you know*
@Space Dandy, no one speaks it "exactly" how it was spoken. We don't hear a lot of "doths" and "thous" anymore. Like Gavin said above, those in the southeastern states or the "bayous" speak the closest to old "Queens English". *the more you know*
@Snarfel Burger, really? I did not know that. Maybe its just that people from Akron have the easiest to understand English (at least according to the Exchange students I hosted)
@Space Dandy, probably, I've heard southern accents that were so hard to understand, they sounded like another language.
Those elitist bastards!
This isn't ENTIRELY true. The modern British accent and the modern American accent share a common ancestor: the archaic British accent. The modern American accent is more similar to the archaic British accent that the modern British accent is. We didn't "keep" the accent; we simply preserved more features of it than the British did.
'Murica, fvck yeah!
This is very wrong. Original pronunciation is very different from American accents. It's closer to a mix between Scottish and Irish.
Okay, but which accent then? American accents differ widely according to where you go.
*The more you know*
Americans are actually European. Real Americans are the Native indians
Hah your closer to the commonwealth then you think
not knowing this
We are becoming aware....
Shakespearean dialect sounded more Scottish actually. Definitely not posh British or American. In American, the sounds change causing some different plays on words and jokes to not make sense.
Heck yeah 'Merica!
"U wot m8?" Yep, definitely a symbol of status.
there is no possible way that that is possible and it is a much likely as the British having the same accent from that time
I Googled it, it's true.
Mother of God!!!
Dat gotta be tru as its on da interwebs YEEHAW
I call bullsh*t
Another fun fact: It was Britain that coined the word "soccer"
Can someone please explain what Bert has to do with this...
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