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    Default On the Benefits of Having a British Accent

    A cut glass English accent can fool unsuspecting Americans into detecting a "brilliance that isn't there", says Stephen Fry. So is a British accent - of any variety - the route to success in the United States?

    See Best of British By Megan Lane from the BBC News Magazine

    For myself, I am a complete dope but because I speak with a British accent, people think I am a college prof. . .


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    I don't have a British accent, I speak pure Scouse.
    You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else.
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    I find myself speaking more eloquently when speaking to our European friends whilst on the phone in my line of business simply because they can't understand a word I say in my normal scouse.
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    sorry Ged cant understand you

    I think we all put a phone voice on for work.

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    My mrs still says that she cant understand a word I say when I'am talking to another scouser! But to anyone else she has no probs.

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    Not a British accent but the Belfast accent can confond alot of people although I can use my professional voice where all the slang is dropped but in full force "Norn Iron" it confuses the hell out of alot of people

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