Regional accents and dialects (Was: The best hard drives??

Liam Proven lproven at
Thu Nov 19 12:00:07 CST 2020

On Thu, 19 Nov 2020 at 17:58, Ethan Dicks <ethan.dicks at> wrote:
> As an American, I think Hugh Laurie and Bob Hoskins have quite
> acceptable American accents

AIUI, most people do. I think it's just to their countrymen that they
sound artificial.

> as does Jamie Bamber (Lee "Apollo" Adama
> in Battlestar Galactica).


Oh! Didn't know he wasn't. But apparently his dad's American, so I
guess he grew up hearing it.

> The funny thing is I just caught an episode
> of Hugh Lauie in Masterpiece Theater "Roadkill" and thought he sounds
> "less British" than he did in the days of Fry and Laurie.


> We have a Wooster, Ohio, but owing to the local rural accent, there's
> a "Wooooster/Wuhster" pronunciation split.  The local joke is
> "Wooster, where the cows say 'Muh'".


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