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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by lisa hanna, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. lisa hanna

    lisa hanna New Member


    we moved form wigan and have been here for nearly 3 years now and people still cant understand wot im saying to them because off my accent:frown: i have tryed to slow down make my words more clear but they still look at me blank and i have to act out wot i just wondering if anyone else has this touble with there northen accent or any other accent :eek:


  2. alles

    alles New Member


    :laugh:Hi where the taylors and are from preston and even we find it hard to understand a real wiganer:wub:. We go back for a hol soon and will meet with a mate from Daisy hill.
  3. cal

    cal Super Moderator

    LOL, we have the same problems here, my Bolton accent is pretty broad , Gary is from Bury ad he struggles more,lol, its a good way of breaking the ice when meet people for the first time anyway,lol
    Cal x
  4. lisa hanna

    lisa hanna New Member

    cheers i didnt think we sounded that bad:wink: its great up north :biggrin:

  5. PommyPaul

    PommyPaul New Member

    Your not alone as I am from south London/Surrey and they can't understand me at times. Nothing like repeating yourself 3 times to loose interest in a conversation!!!
  6. lisa hanna

    lisa hanna New Member

    i know wot u mean i could say something that i find really funny and i dont even get a half smile cause they didnt understand a word im saying :err:

  7. SA Great

    SA Great New Member

    Sorry....what did you say??? LOL
  8. lisa hanna

    lisa hanna New Member

    ha ha theres always one :)
  9. linds

    linds New Member

    :laugh: i live in daisy hill bolton,my oh is from atherton and has a broad accent, the amount of folk that couldn't understand us when we were out there was untrue.
    starbucks..'name please' ..' jones'...'sorry'...'jones' up on the chalk board 'jons':rolleyes:
    pizza takeway .. 'name please' ... 'jones'...'pardon'..'jones' up on the chalk board 'jownes':err:
    italian resturant 'good evening sir may i take your name?' ' jones' ...'sorry sir, i didn't quite hear you' ..'JONES' as in STACEY!!... J O N E S..' this way please mr jones'
    hallelujah success at last.
    perhaps we have to revert to an australian rugby player everytime we say our name:wink:
    i love hearing a local accent when i'm away. can't wait to get out to brissy permanently though. linds xx
  10. I know this is an old thread, but here goes...

    We emigrated too many years ago to count, Me Dad were from Wigin, me Ma from Leyland.
    Dad Couldn't even be understood for a Mars bar and a Coke!!
    Mum had to do actions for fly spray, and raise her voice, as if they were deaf!!
    Today, Aussies think they have strong accents, visitors think they sound like Aussies.

    My advice would be the same as if you were living in Europe, learn some of the lingo, and try to change the way you say just a few words.

    For example, Foot n Bus sound the same to a Northerner, but very different to an Aussie. Listen to how they say different words and give it a go, you'll only sound silly to your nearest n dearest.

    Slang, 'nowt' is nothing, they do not know this word. T'shop / T'footboll is to the shop or to the football.

    The wind will not hurt your teeth, open your mouth to speak, use the words TO and THE, and you have an Err-LEE morning, not an Er-leh morning.

    All advice I've picked up over the years from Aussie mates, but me missus still calls me mumbles every new n agin.

    Live It, You get one shot at life, and if it means 'acting a role' for a short time to be heard, rejoice in your successes!!!
  11. srp

    srp No longer active member

    I am from the 'Black Country area of the west mids. I went to buy a bag of ice in one of the local shops and the conversation went something like this.

    Me, Hi do you have any ice.

    Assistant .... Puzzled look on her face,

    me... A bag of Ice...

    Assistant... Sorry?

    Me Ice...Ice...

    Assistant.... looks puzzled,

    Me... frozen water ?????

    Assistant, ohh you mean ice...

    And i thought i was doing well comunicating!!!!!
  12. cal

    cal Super Moderator

    LOL, and we all thought it would be easy moving to a country that spoke english !!! lol
    Cal x

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