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Chigwell 11:10 Sat Jan 12
Why do East Enders drop their h's?
It's not exactly 'ard to say haitch with an "h".
Ornchurch Ammer may have the hanswer.

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SUM A DING WONG 6:58 Mon Jan 14
Re: Why do East Enders drop their h's?
Whenever someone says "Ive got one ere'

I always reply " You've got one ear, Van Gogh only had one ear,

To be fair i drop my 'aitches' a lot.

As others have said foreigners struggle to understand me when im in full flight. I have to slow my speech down and then I feel like im taking the piss out of them.

Hammer and Pickle 6:58 Mon Jan 14
Re: Why do East Enders drop their h's?
A broad northern or Scottish accent on a Pole, when they suddenly switch to English, is a source of endless ribaldry down the pub.

Pub Bigot 6:51 Mon Jan 14
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I get that sometimes, Cough, even in London. And I have it in the US when visiting, asked if I'm from Ireland, Scotland and Australia. Though twice people picked up on the fact I was from London and one remarked 'are you from the East End' in Philadelphia.

I love having something that people can recognise as well. My wife's from Liverpool and regularly gets noticed because if her accent, which has softened massively, as do I when I visit the in-laws. Geordies, Bristolians, Yorkshiremen, Scousers, Mancs, Glaswegians, Cardiffians etc. Love it.

Eerie Descent 6:49 Mon Jan 14
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HairyHammer 1:41 Mon Jan 14

Stop trying so hard, you stupid prick.

Far Cough 6:46 Mon Jan 14
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Living in the US, I had to adjust my accent, as speaking even mild cockney to people on a daily basis, would be met with blank stares

Hammer and Pickle 6:45 Mon Jan 14
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A London accent is a badge of honour around here.

Pub Bigot 6:42 Mon Jan 14
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I can''t stand the snobbishness of people who think regional accents are a bad thing. It's a great way to identify where someone is from and the generic English accent makes most people sound dull, effeminate or both.

If I had a kid who grew up with a Cockney accent, I'd be quite pleased, just as I would if they grew up with any accent, as long as they were good hardworking person.

I work for a big firm and my accent has not hindered me yet.

Mex Martillo 4:31 Mon Jan 14
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Gph, its a laugh en’it, strange but true.
Brummies sound really stupid

Lato 9:12 Mon Jan 14
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Brummies sound like they are talking through their nose!

HairyHammer 1:41 Mon Jan 14
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I thınk you have to be slıghtly braın dead to thınk that a broad Cockney accent ıs any superıor or better even to a broad Brummıe Newcastle or pool accent to me the more broad they are the more sılly they all sound.

gph 12:07 Mon Jan 14
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Mex - at least twice I've 'ad foreigners resident in England ask me which country I come from.

The Queen's English and mine are slightly different. (For a start, I known 'ow to use the pronoun "one" properly....)

Mex Martillo 10:41 Sun Jan 13
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A long time ago, I went interrailing when I was 17. On one train trip I shared a 8 person train compartment for a long trip down to Greece with abunch of people I had never met before. We were all kids bumming about having fun, we were 2 Greeks, 3 Swedish, a Dutch, an Irish and me. We all spoke English, but only the Irish guy could understand me and had to translate my English for everyone!

As I travelled more I also had to change my accent so people could understand me...

ironsofcanada 7:53 Sun Jan 13
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Northern Sold 7:21 Sun Jan 13

My friend here from Essex, initially sounded Australian to me. Though he does travel a lot lecturing,

arsene york-hunt 7:51 Sun Jan 13
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Jamaicans always drop aitches, but add them when there isn't one ie:. "Dee raasclart 'it me on the harm."

Northern Sold 7:21 Sun Jan 13
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Gets me in trubb' in the US... they all think I'm an Aussie... absolute looks I get from the when I expain i'm a Brit

Lato 7:17 Sun Jan 13
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Nuffin wrong wiv the East End accent or speaking cockney they even use rhyming slang on Corrie for fecks sake!

There are far worse accents in the UK......Brummie and scouse spring too mind!

Northern Sold 7:04 Sun Jan 13
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Could be worse....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtX0XZj6VRk

Bro's = 57
Fam's = 78
Blud's = 198

Lertie Button 6:44 Sun Jan 13
Re: Why do East Enders drop their h's?
Cause they're thick and poorly educated, decended from tinkers. The truth hurts but there you go

Mike Oxsaw 8:18 Sun Jan 13
Re: Why do East Enders drop their h's?
I lost mine for a while through spending most of my time chatting to people on the phone around the world all day long - I ended up with a mid-Atlantic aberration whereby absolutely nobody could work out my roots.

Since becoming a contractor though, I've actively sought to restore what original accent I had (Romford/Dagenham from the late 1950s through to 1976). It's not in any way melodic or attractive, but it's mine, and it does get a little respect.

only1billybonds 8:11 Sun Jan 13
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I'v'e maintained my East End accent all my life. In holiday in Perth right now and no cunt can understand a word i say. Dunno if its them or me..

HairyHammer 7:12 Sun Jan 13
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Pub Bigot
Don't you mean airy ?.

Last offer 28 and three quarters, I can't go under that.

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