Typical from A so-called Brummy
This would seem to clear up the shroud nonsense once and for all: A quick...
As I grew up, we moved from one end of England to the other - all places with strong accents: Sunderland, Spalding in Lincolnshire, Saff Landan, Manchester and now I am a Brummie. I found that I adopted accents as a necessity to avoid bullying - and which ever way you went you always seemed to be blamed for talking posh. My favourite accent was the (to be slightly inaccurate) Geordie Sunderland accent - a completely different language with strange pronouciations, odd words and quite a culture to go with it. The worst is the Brummie accent. Nowadays, I will adopt anyone's accent that I am talking to with no effort - a week's visit to the States and I will adopt their strange phrases.
Or is this you ????
Scrowpex born in Birmingham to brummy parents, and have lived there most of my life. However, in my teens I started to become interested in learning French and went on to study French at University - Nowadays however, People always seem to mistake me for being French - they would ask me "what part of France are you from?" to which I either lie (to keep life simple) and say "er, Paris!" OR try and explain to them that I'm actually a brummy and I don't know why I don't have a brummy accent! Even more confusing is when other people notice that I have an Irish accent and not a french one?! At least I'll always sound exotic!....
Or don't you know, what your roots are. Are you just a plain faker, putting on an ACCENT as to not get your head STOVED IN....
"A TRUE BUT LOYAL BLUE"
"Some say in football only winning is important, but pleasing the crowd is also essential, **"If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk an then take the general piss out of your usual enemies."** "