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  Redhead
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17:33 14.04.2019
Here is the video — some nutters are shouting «Free Julian Assange» and blocking the road
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  Grin
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13:48 15.04.2019
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
>> What do you think about Assange arest? It's a big news here in Russia
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>I don't know what to think. The Telegraph and Tory papers slag him off and support his extradition to the US and Labour are defending him and are against it. There were articles all over the Telegraph and even in the City AM (a non political business paper), that the Ecuadorian Embassy workers approached the Brit police themselves ages ago, as they couldn't cope with him anymore — he was very depressed, not washing, he stunk, and he started spreading his faeces all over the Embassy walls out of «dirty protests». They just couldn't cope with that, as he probably has gone a bit mad and needed some psychological assistance from a professional psychiatrist. He has been sitting in the Embassy, which is a size of a flat — in his room since 2012 — anyone would have gone mad. I shot a video of a protest outside the back of Ecuadorian Embassy before last Christmas on the way back from shopping at Harrods — you can see how small the Embassy is. I will see if I can find the video.
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I agree that he probably needs a medical treatment, he looks really bad. But I also know that there is a campain against him in mainstream media, so I don't buy that he is crasy, not washing etc.

Let's wait what will happen next.
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  Grin
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13:50 15.04.2019
Can you help me with determining the accent of these people? Are they Brits? (filthy language alert)
https://twitter.com/DumledoreAlbus/status/111773...
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  Redhead
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20:47 15.04.2019
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> Can you help me with determining the accent of these people? Are they Brits? (filthy language alert)
> https://twitter.com/DumledoreAlbus/status/111773...
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Yep, they are Brits allright. The driver is a Yorkshireman, that's a Mancunian accent (one of them) but with a dash of Cockney in it. Sounds like a Yorkshireman who lived in the East End for a while. Gosh, he is so salty over an old dear hitting his car with a stick, what a child. Mind you, people change when they get into a car, they become so impatient, my husband swears as well sometimes and I do too, especially when some bike riding idiot is blocking the road.
Why a sudden interest in the British accents anyway? And why necessarily picking something with foul language in it?
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  Redhead
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20:48 15.04.2019
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
>> Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
>>> What do you think about Assange arest? It's a big news here in Russia
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>>I don't know what to think. The Telegraph and Tory papers slag him off and support his extradition to the US and Labour are defending him and are against it. There were articles all over the Telegraph and even in the City AM (a non political business paper), that the Ecuadorian Embassy workers approached the Brit police themselves ages ago, as they couldn't cope with him anymore — he was very depressed, not washing, he stunk, and he started spreading his faeces all over the Embassy walls out of «dirty protests». They just couldn't cope with that, as he probably has gone a bit mad and needed some psychological assistance from a professional psychiatrist. He has been sitting in the Embassy, which is a size of a flat — in his room since 2012 — anyone would have gone mad. I shot a video of a protest outside the back of Ecuadorian Embassy before last Christmas on the way back from shopping at Harrods — you can see how small the Embassy is. I will see if I can find the video.
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>I agree that he probably needs a medical treatment, he looks really bad. But I also know that there is a campain against him in mainstream media, so I don't buy that he is crasy, not washing etc.
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> Let's wait what will happen next.
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You can believe whatever you like, everyone is entitled to their own opinion, it is a free country. You just asked me what I thought, I told you I didn't know what to think, as I haven't really been following the story from the beginning, I just told you what they were writing about it here, that's all.

Got to go now, have a nice evening.)
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  Grin
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21:08 15.04.2019
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
>> Can you help me with determining the accent of these people? Are they Brits? (filthy language alert)
>> https://twitter.com/DumledoreAlbus/status/111773...
quoted2
> Yep, they are Brits allright. The driver is a Yorkshireman, that's a Mancunian accent (one of them) but with a dash of Cockney in it. Sounds like a Yorkshireman who lived in the East End for a while. Gosh, he is so salty over an old dear hitting his car with a stick, what a child. Mind you, people change when they get into a car, they become so impatient, my husband swears as well sometimes and I do too, especially when some bike driving idiot is blocking the road.
> Why a sudden interest in the British accents anyway? And why necessarily picking something with foul language in it?
quoted1
Well, a friend of mine sent me this just for fun. After watching it I was like … wait it seems they are Brits… let's ask Readhead
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21:09 15.04.2019
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> Got to go now, have a nice evening.)
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Have a nice evening too)
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  Redhead
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21:14 15.04.2019
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> Well, a friend of mine sent me this just for fun. After watching it I was like … wait it seems they are Brits… let's ask Readhead
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Just showed it to my husband, the video and told him what I thought about the accent and he said «Yeah, babe, you got it in one. A Yorkshireman who lived in London East End or alternatively — a London Cockney boy who moved to the suburbs of Manchester when he was very young.» See how good I am with the accents here? Like a native. I can parody them quite well as well. It is just most of his speech is Mancunian, but the way he says certain words like «c unt» for instance — is very Cockney, unmistakably Cockney. Number one — a Yorkie wouldn't use «c unt» as a swearing, it is too nasty, and if he did — it would sound more like «кунт» and not «кант» (both vowels would be very short though, not long — like Russian «у» or «a»).
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21:39 15.04.2019
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
>> Well, a friend of mine sent me this just for fun. After watching it I was like … wait it seems they are Brits… let's ask Readhead
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> Just showed it to my husband, the video and told him what I thought about the accent and he said «Yeah, babe, you got it in one. A Yorkshireman who lived in London East End or alternatively — a London Cockney boy who moved to the suburbs of Manchester when he was very young.» See how good I am with the accents here? Like a native. I can parody them quite well as well. It is just most of his speech is Mancunian, but the way he says certain words like «c unt» for instance — is very Cockney, unmistakably Cockney. Number one — a Yorkie wouldn't use «c unt» as a swearing, it is too nasty, and if he did — it would sound more like «кунт» and not «кант» (both vowels would be very short though, not long — like Russian «у» or «a»).
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Btw, how do you pronounce «can't»? Like «кэнт» or like «кант»? ^^
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21:48 15.04.2019
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> Btw, how do you pronounce «can't»? Like «кэнт» or like «кант»? ^^
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We pronounce «кант» («кэнт» — American version of it), but with a long and back «a», not like «cunt» (very short and front vowel). You have to be very careful with pronunciation over here, otherwise you might cause offence. But foreigners are exempt of course, everyone understands that they won't pronounce things very well. It is just me for example — I have a South London accent with a dash of Southern Irish (cause my first husband had a Southern Irish accent and I lived there from time to time, so still have traces of it, although not so much anymore) — I won't be easily forgiven for making such a mistake I don't think.
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21:52 15.04.2019
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
>> Btw, how do you pronounce «can't»? Like «кэнт» or like «кант»? ^^
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> We pronounce «кант» («кэнт» — American version of it), but with a long and back «a», not like «cunt» (very short and front vowel). You have to be very careful with pronunciation over here, otherwise you might cause offence. But foreigners are exempt of course, everyone understands that they won't pronounce things very well. It is just me for example — I have a South London accent with a dash of Southern Irish (cause my first husband had a Southern Irish accent and I lived there from time to time, so still have traces of it, although not so much anymore) — I won't be easily forgiven for making such a mistake I don't think.
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That is why I usually pronounce can't like «кэнт». I bet as a foreigner I will be forgiven if I say «cun't», but it will be embarrassing anyway)
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  Redhead
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21:59 15.04.2019
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
>> Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
>>> Btw, how do you pronounce «can't»? Like «кэнт» or like «кант»? ^^
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>> We pronounce «кант» («кэнт» — American version of it), but with a long and back «a», not like «cunt» (very short and front vowel). You have to be very careful with pronunciation over here, otherwise you might cause offence. But foreigners are exempt of course, everyone understands that they won't pronounce things very well. It is just me for example — I have a South London accent with a dash of Southern Irish (cause my first husband had a Southern Irish accent and I lived there from time to time, so still have traces of it, although not so much anymore) — I won't be easily forgiven for making such a mistake I don't think.
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>That is why I usually pronounce can't like «кэнт». I bet as a foreigner I will be forgiven if I say «cun't», but it will be embarrassing anyway)
quoted1

Not if you try to pronounce it correctly — it won't be embarrassing and people here would appreciate it that you are giving it a go (having a go) at speaking proper English and not an American version of it. Although to be honest — nothing wrong with an American version. It is just most Americans who live and work here — not just come as tourists, try to ditch their American habits and try to dress like the English, speak like the English, etc. They think it is classier.
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22:06 15.04.2019
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
>> Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
>>> Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
>>>> Btw, how do you pronounce «can't»? Like «кэнт» or like «кант»? ^^
>>>
>>> We pronounce «кант» («кэнт» — American version of it), but with a long and back «a», not like «cunt» (very short and front vowel). You have to be very careful with pronunciation over here, otherwise you might cause offence. But foreigners are exempt of course, everyone understands that they won't pronounce things very well. It is just me for example — I have a South London accent with a dash of Southern Irish (cause my first husband had a Southern Irish accent and I lived there from time to time, so still have traces of it, although not so much anymore) — I won't be easily forgiven for making such a mistake I don't think.
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>>That is why I usually pronounce can't like «кэнт». I bet as a foreigner I will be forgiven if I say «cun't», but it will be embarrassing anyway)
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> Not if you try to pronounce it correctly — it won't be embarrassing and people here would appreciate it that you are giving a go at speaking proper English and not an American version of it. Although to be honest — nothing wrong with an American version. It is just most Americans who live and work here — not just come as tourists, try to ditch their American habits and try to dress like the English, speak like the English, etc. They think it is classier.
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One of my former colleagues who lived in New York for several years told me, that if you see someone classy in New York — it will be a European.
She was exaggerating of course
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  Redhead
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22:10 15.04.2019
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She was a little bit. But to be honest — the culture and language culture is the same — the milder the accent, the posher it is. In the States — it is the New England States (Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut) that have the poshest culture and language (as regards the Americans) — the mildest of accents and the closest to the English mother tongue.

Really got to go now, we have our extended family over). Speak later).
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22:11 15.04.2019
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> Really got to go now, we have our extended family over). Speak later).
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See you
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