What British Accent Do You Have?

Zoe Samuel

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About This Quiz

'ALLO GUV'NOR! In the world of accents, British ones just might be the best! While it's a small country, the accents from the distinct regions are heavily noticeable! From the Queen's English to a cockney accent, can we guess what British accent you have? 

The English language originally came about between the 5th and 7th centuries. While its origins are as a Western Germanic language, it was brought to Britain and grew from there. English is spoken all over the world from the United States to Australia to countries in Africa. While many countries speak it in their own manner through their accents, today we're focusing on where many believe the language to have manifested - Britain.

If you were to travel to Britain, you'd hear most of the people speaking English, but certainly not in the same way! This region of the world has so many different accents that come from the small area that it's almost hard to keep up. Since these accents are particular to certain regions of Britain, it is easy to identify where the speaker is from. Where are you from?

Are you a posh Southerner? You're probably speaking Received Pronunciation with your pronounced 't' and skipped 'r.' Rather are you a northerner with a Geordie accent? If you are, you'd probably say you're "hangin' oot with me mum" versus "hanging out with my mom!"

What British accent do you have? Are you more Received Pronunciation or maybe you have a cockney accent? Take this quiz and let's figure it out!

Do men and women using your accent typically sound a little bit different?

How many syllables are in the word "layer"?

Do you always pronounce the letter "t" in its entirety?

What BBC show could someone with your accent host?

What percentage of foreigners can typically understand a word you're saying?

Do you pronounce the "r" at the end of "order"?

What would your job be on "Downton Abbey?"

How do you pronounce the word "class"?

How heavily associated with a specific region is your accent?

How long does it take you to say the word "bad"?

What positive characteristic is often associated with speakers with your accent?

Based on your accent, which "Game of Thrones" house would you be in?

What negative characteristic is often associated with speakers with your accent?

Which famous British person do you sound like?

How do you pronounce "drawing"?

Do you sound like a movie villain?

Which American accent do you find it slightly easier to fake than others?

Do you use a "dark L", as in pronouncing "ball" more like "baw" than "borle"?

Besides the villain, which role would you be typecast in if you were in a Hollywood movie?

How did your dad pronounce the word "forehead"?

What narrative BBC show could someone with your accent star in?

Do you ever use vocal fry?

How easy it is for you to fake an American accent?

Is your accent associated with a specific class?

What job would people assume you have if they heard your accent?

To what extent is your accent accompanied and defined by a specific dialect or idiom (i.e. particular words, not just ways of saying words)?

What word might rhyme with "girl" in your accent (or at least used to)?

Do you use a lot of "yod-coalescence" - that is, pronouncing "dune" and "June" as homophones, or "dew" and "dieu"?

How do you pronounce "feel"?

Do you ever drop your "h"?

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