Why do British people think Americans have accents?

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Americans do have accents, British people do have accents. When one has a different way of speaking than another then it is noticed. When a British person hears an American person speaking, the American does have an accent to the Brit.


Everyone has an accent! That's how British people know that you are Americans, and how you know that they are British! Strange question!!
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What do the British think of Americans?

Loud and affluent, optimistic and powerful but lacking in cultural and historical perspective. Generally they like them, but you get the odd few who really dislike them because they have an annoying accent and are far to ignorant and patriotic.

Should you use your British accent in front of other people even if you're American-born?

Answer: . YESS!. Long Answer: . If you have a family which has a British sounding accent and you have picked it up even though you were not born from the native country, you should be proud to have it. It is a rare position to be born in a country and have an accent different to many other pe ( Full Answer )

How do you get a British accent if you are American?

As an American living in London it is quite easy to get a british accent (or fake one) you can either take speech classes with a british teacher or go live in England for a while and see the accent.

What is the difference between the American and British accents?

Originally, both the British and Americans spoke with a rhotic accent. Rhotic essentially means an accent where the letter 'r' is pronounced strongly after a vowel. Rhotic accents are strong in both the US and Scotland, but seem to have disappeared from British English and its derivatives, such ( Full Answer )

What American actor actress does the best British accent?

Johnny Depp! He's from Kentucky! (He can also do a great Scottish or Irish or something like that!). Johnny Deep! He was born in Kentucky! So he has the best accent! (He also does a wicked awesome Scottish accent!)

Why do British people lose their accents when they sing?

It's a complex issue, not easily explained in print, rather than with vocal examples, but here's a start. Accents show up largely in (1) the rhythms and tempo of speech; (2) voice quality; (3) the "melody" of speech, the musical pitches, a feature known as "intonation." First the matter of intonati ( Full Answer )

Why do Americans hate the British accent?

Because, the accent makes Brits sound weak and midget like. Ialways thought as a child, Brits were people with special needs,because of the way they talked.

What are some words that are different in American than in British accents?

If you mean what things American and british people have different names for: British - American Bin = trash can rubbish = trash Crisps = chips chips = fries (i think) (car) bonnet = hood Jelly = jello footpath = sidewalk plaster = band aid trainers = sneakers (i think) shoppin ( Full Answer )

Why do british people have accents but Americans don't?

Americans do, in fact, have accents; just not to other Americans from the same area. If you sound different in dialect to someone else, and pronounce words differently than others, then it's likely you have an accent; in this case, everyone in the world has an accent.

Why do Americans find the British accent rewarding to listen to?

Because we over-enunciate everything! Same language, just sounds slightly snobbier! An alternative perspective from a(nother) Brit: Except of course for those of us with regional accents who drop our "aitches" and sound not in the slightest bit posh or snobby! However I think that's the point, the ( Full Answer )

Do American people have accents?

Yes. We hear our own regional accents easily, usually by how nasal our vowel sounds are. I understand that when trying for an American accent, most people lock onto the southern accent, but this is the extreme. If you want to see a Brit doing a perfect American accent, watch Hugh Laurie in the TV se ( Full Answer )

Do Americans like british people?

Generally speaking they do as they have much in common. Of course, as with any nation there will be some that do and some that do not.

How did Americans australians new zelanders canadians and south africans get their accent if they were decendants from british people?

All of these countries were colonized by British people from different regions of Britain, not to mention to earlier populations and immigrants from other countries. Not all people in Britain speak with the same accent--RP, what most people outside of Britain think of as a "British accent" is actual ( Full Answer )

Why do Americans love British accents?

I think maybe because it is just different and rare to hear, I live in a small village in northern US and I've only talked to about two people with a British accent while not traveling. Personally I think they are just more attractive than American accents, I'm not sure if it is because I'm American ( Full Answer )

What did the british think of American films with sound?

First answer: "The British are probably very jealous" Edited version : Well, being British, i would say that American films with sound were a great advancement in technology, and the first people to witness it were probably very lucky and astounded, especially as the first films only had perhaps an ( Full Answer )

Why do the American people have different accents?

Americans like every one else picks up on how words are pronounced from those around them at a very young age. And just like other countries, it differs within the country itself for the same reasons.

Was the American or the British accent the original English accent?

The British accent was the original although accents slowly change with time. It is interesting to note, however, that the original British accent was more like the modern-day American accent, and research has shown that it is the British accent which has evolved more since colonisation of North ( Full Answer )

What do Americans think of the British accent?

Personally, I love the British accent and wish that I could hear it all of the time. No certain part of Britain has an accent that bothers me. Every American will have a different opinion and remember Britain has a huge range of different accents.

Why don't Americans have British accents?

I don't see why they don't. The British DID colonize America, and Canada! The Australians and New Zealanders got them. Why? MY ANSWER: America had a huge influx of non-British people, especially after the war of Independence. And I'm sure that since we did REBEL from Britain, a British accent ( Full Answer )

Do British people make fun of Americans in American accents?

Yes, as there are people everywhere that immitate countrys accents and make fun of them. Answer The British have a long history of poking fun at almost everything. For an allegedly pompous race they have a remarkable sense of humour, much funnier than American slapstick. The British, unlike Amer ( Full Answer )

Can British People Fake An American Accent?

Of course. There are certain languages that make a person more adequate to do other languages accents but yes they can. Take the example of Hugh Laurie. He is the actor that plays Dr. House in the homonym show. He's British. You can also check his British accent in the Stuart Little movies. He plays ( Full Answer )

Why do people think british people are ugly?

We think of them as ugly because us as Americans tend to hate how British people talk and how they think that the way they talk is better, therefor we use any tactic we can to try and get a shot at them.

Why do you have American and british accent?

Imagine a group of people who live together and speak the same way. Any change in the way they speak (their dialect) will either pass to the whole community, or drop out of usage. Imagine some of those people move elsewhere and start their own community. Each group may develop different slang and ( Full Answer )

Do British people think in a British accent?

Well what nationality are you? do you think in your accent? Ifso, you've already answered your own question. . +++ . -) Not just accent - local dialect, too!

How did the British get their accents?

There are hundreds of British accents and they originated where people lived and worked. Before WW2 in Britain,people did not move around a lot and many local dialects and accents thrived and still existed in rural areas into the 1970's.

What do American think about the British?

the sterotype for british is "crooked teeth, bad accent and very perverted, blunt and forward with doing innaproite things" that is how people i know think of britts. but opinons differ (:

Are british people born with accents?

we're born making baby noises that resemble the sounds around us, when we start to make longer sounds that resemble words and also resemble details of pronunciation that we've heard and the accent begins.

Where do people speak with a British accent?

There is actually no such thing as a British accent. There is an English accent, a Scottish accent, an Irish accent, or a Welsh accent.  These are generally spoken within their own countries (English in England, Scottish in Scotland, etc.). However, people all over the world may have a breed of a ( Full Answer )

Why do Americans think british are so polite?

Being a Brit, I know that it's just a stereotype, Britain is nothing like what Americans think, personally, I think the stereotype is taken from the victorian era, where it was impolite to say leg (learn't that off horrible histories). Here are some stereotypes I've heard of: . Brits are extremly p ( Full Answer )