posted on Feb, 3 2020 @ 08:12 AM
a reply to: sapien82
The numerous variations in accents and colloquialisms on these islands are great and indeed so colourful.
Language is constantly changing and developing and reflects the ever changing society we live in.
That is as it should be.....but we need to protect it from the intrusion of the American gangsta babble that seems so prevalent amongst youngsters
everywhere. It sounds horrible and so alien.
The second most annoying language development is 'estuary'.
A mate of mine generally known as Cockney Stu, even though he comes from Essex and has only visited London a handful of times, gradually lapses in to
the most appalling estuary accent the more he drinks.
It is impossible to understand a word he says, far more unintelligible than any Glaswegian I've ever met.
I recently met his Dad, a genuine Eastender who moved out to the suburbs and then Essex.
It is much easier to understand him than it is my mate.
Anyway, we digress.