As an Aussie, I would say the White American accent sounds basically Irish influenced, with a little of the "Norf" England accent thrown in. That
Manchester/Birmingham way where they pronounce their Rrrr's. Like the Old Pirate Lanuage. R R me Rrrtees.
Like randonname, I would also think that with the "American" hatred of all things British after the 1770s, that anyone (Washington etc) who spoke
with a cultured "Posh" English accent (im assuming that the Gentry would have), would be seen as Anti-American.
Coincidently, in the 1770s the English invaded Terra Australis (also known as New Holland at the time), and bought mainly Londoners/Cockneys to the
new land. This type of English accent, then and now, was characterised with the quaint charm of dropping the "H". So.... " I 'ad a bad day, fell
orff me 'orse, an 'urt me 'ed. People still speak like this who came here in the 1950s.
The Canadians speak with very obvious "Scottish" sounds...the ooo's as in, "Its Aboot time you got here."
I believe in the Early USA, there was a referendum as to what the National language should be...German or English??......Perhaps in an altered
dimension Kennedy would have said..." I Love London"
Australia also has different dialects/accents, tho more subtle than England or the US. As the Colony of South Australia was a Free State, with mostly
English and German migrants, in its early history, it therefore people spoke with a slightly more refined accent than rough Ol Sydney town.
Intrestingly, my father travelled to the US in 1969 thru Indianapolis/Ohio/Michigan and apparently the locals repeatedly wanted him to talk to them,
because his accent sounded like a "Movie Star".??
Even tho we are all related, it is still amusing when an American tries to emulate an English or Aussie accent and just does'nt have a clue. (some
get close). But we can usually easily do an American or English accent, as noted by the many Aussie and UKer actors in the US using their American
All good stuff, keep it flowing.