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It's 'English', NOT British by hotmocha It's 'English', NOT British by hotmocha

I can't even use stamps, but it annoys me when people talk about 'British' accents - Britain is a collective term. It refers to Scotland, England and Wales, all of which are DIFFERENT.


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For the record, I'm "Estuary English", apparently; I'm from Essex D: (Yeah yeah, 'Essex girl'...)
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Endivie11 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016
I think people do this because it's easier. When I hear that someone has an English accent (I'm German btw) I always imagine someone trying to speak German or Russian with an English/American accent.
MetallicGirl Featured By Owner Edited Jun 28, 2015  Professional Writer
They say that in Britain the accent indicates your social class, kind of like how in America your accent indicates what part of the country you're from (like my Chicago accent).
miinkke Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so so much! I'm from North Yorkshire, so all those Leeds accents
Tillynxis Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you *Applauds* 
Chiminix Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
We all have accents.
RaphSieg007 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
I totally agree with this stamp.

Some idiot: "British accents are sooo sexy!"
Me: "Britain is made up of four different countries, all of which have their own accent, you moron. Hell, even different places in England have their own accents, so please specify which one you mean."
Shadowed-Mist Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
We need everyone to know this.

I'm from Nottingham though :3
demonandangelend Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Student General Artist
yeah there are too many accents in britain
beau-diddly Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There needs to be a stamp for Estuary English- I like having a semi-posh accent where you don't pronounce your 'r's, you do pronounce your 'h's, and wholly and holy sound different :la:
Minty-Eevee Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you. :)
LlAmApOwA Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My friends call it British but I call it a Posh Cambridge accent, is that weird?
melovedogs123 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nah mate. That's definitely how I'd describe it.
LlAmApOwA Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad I'm not the only one xD
RaphSieg007 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Thank you for captioning what I've had to explain so many times.
yubbi45 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i see it all as english and you either speak american-english or english-english and if you just learned english and have an accent kin to your homeland that will all change very soon depending on where you are
xDarkNecroFearx Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.
WhiteTiger1998 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree mate. I mean I prefer saying that I'm English, not British.
WhiteTiger1998 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Think about it, it's called an Englishman, not a Britishman. There's no such thing as a Britishman.
Canadien-Hockey Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
I know I'm English not British and when my friends don't believe me I scream at them "Well you're a bloody wanker" and I have to explain why British is a bunch of rubbish and it's English
n0hav0cyet Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My English friend calls me a "Bloody wanker" and I'm American! :XD: We're still good friends nonetheless.
ASHAero Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
It doesn't bother me. Each constituent country has a slection of accents. I personally don't speak with one accent, I can't settle, I switch easily. I literally do speak British accents, not just English ones (I'm close to Wales). But I'm not fond of people saying British to mean English only (like some people in the USA do).
chococat243 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!people are constantly saying that I have a "british" accent and in grade school it caused a lot of trouble.PASTA SAUCE POINTS TO YOU!
Epiclonnesity Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
What? I thought that Britain was also England and Great Britain was the collective.
PeachyPuppyGirl30 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Erm, Britain and Great Britain are the same thing.
Brown-Eyed-Poet Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!!!!!

Everywhere I go people ask me if I'm Brittish and in my mind I'm saying, "be more specific." They all think I'm from England but I'm half Scottish, half Irish, and I grew up in the southern U.S.A. so you could say I have a very... colourful accent. :)
ianessom Featured By Owner May 4, 2012   Digital Artist
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Cherabby Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Well, it'll be legit when my friend creates the nation of Britland! *shot*

Nice stamp. I feel guilty for referring to it as a "British Accent" now... eek...
barmybritishbird Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Up the Essex birds! :-) (Yes, I'm an Essex girl too!)
magicdust111 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THANKYOU it bovers me so MUCH
Janshinist007 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
That actually doesn't bother me at all, I'd say I've got an British accent sometimes. I just see my accent one of hundreds of other British accents... It's annoing for me when they say British person/people they think of posh twats or cockneys. It's like that saying "All mothers are women but not all women are mothers."

All English people are British but not all British people are English.
LunarMew Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is something that always bothered me a bit. "British" accents are like "American" accents. In Britain you have Scottish, English, and Wales accents, but in America, you have the southern accent, New York, Bostonian, ect. Saying "American accent" is saying that those accents I mentioned earlier do not exist. I am also baffled how a southern accent in the united states sounds the same as the "American" accent I grew into.

A Spanish accent or Latino accent is treated just as generic. Not every Hispanic speaks in a Mexican accent. Argentinean and Spain accents seem like they would suffer more from this because both accents tend to sound even more similar to each other, unless you lived in one of those countries. I won't be surprised of someone who wasn't from ether country thought both were just the same accent.

Still, there is an understandable reason why people just group accents from other countries into one accent. You will definitely find differences in accents subtle, if not, won't find differences at all, because it depends if you were raised in that area or close to that.
nickzilla617 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
Hey, buddy preach to the choir. We americans have been lopped into having two accent's American or Southern. So yeah, we're in the same boat. Dude we have like forty accents! Stop it world! Bad world! no!
Sparkiex Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah but, the American accents generally sound very similar. Like you can INSTANTLY tell it's America.
But the UK, however, has very different accents. They don't sound anything like each other.
nickzilla617 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
Yeah sure we do >>. Listen to a jersy accent and tell me how you can possibly get it confused with "Me oh little of my, i do declare".
Sparkiex Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah you can tell they're both from the US, because they both have the same kind of sound. Whereas with the British, they're COMPLETELY different. You could think one was from like, Mexico or some shit if you didn't know the accents.
nickzilla617 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
Sparkiex Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I was only explaining, don't be so rude.
Manners are nice.
Your human potassium doesn't affect me :3
nickzilla617 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
I'm sorry, it means "I don't understand" it's not meant to be rude. I hate slang XP
FantasticRandomDays Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Scottish Accent, Irish Accent then English accent? Correct? SO American would be 'american accent' but since America has differen't accent liek I would have a southern Accent "Since I was born in the south, Arkansas. " And yadda yadda. I now know I have been getting this wrong. o-o!
Yukira-Hotoshi Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Actually, it's Scottish, Northern Irish, English(which encompasses the multitude of different accents within England itself) and Welsh. Everyone always forgets Wales, it seems.
And, yes, Irish and Northern Irish accents are different.
However, Ireland is not part of Britain, like Northern Ireland.
DaleksinWonderland Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Student General Artist
I feel special. When I say "British Accent" I mean ALL OF THEM. :)
Yay! Stamp :D
Flawliet Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for this!! Barely anyone outside the uk seems to understand that we have a vast amount of regional accents in the UK. For example, my accent is a pretty screwed up mix; my dad's from Barnsley (yorkshire), I was born in London, and now live in the west country (my mum just speaks fairly neutral middle-class english). So I have quite a...colourful...accent XD
TeeGeeFan911 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
You're absolutely right
Fangirl901 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I COMPLETELY AGREE! THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A BRTISH ACCENT! jeez lousie! and my mum is from Essex! <3 im from Berkshire but currently living in Somerset :P
OrangeMetaphor Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I call them English accents when they sound like they're from England. If they're not, I apologize and address it correctly. Same as when someone has a Scottish accent. OR AN AUSTRALIAN ONE! xD I try and be as correct as possible.

It's kinda like when you're Asian and someone automatically calls you CHINESE or JAPANESE and it's like..."Bitch, I'm Korean." So I say Asian. >B[ To them it's the same thing as saying to a white person "OH ARE YOU GERMAN OR ITALIAN OR FRENCH" if they're not Caucasian. It's like...."Bitch, I'm Sweedish." Or something.
Zombiesatemyyoghurt Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
AYE!!!! Thank the Gods somebody has pointed this out to the people of the world :D

All this time I've been making fun of them WRONG?! English,'s all the same to an American such as myself.
RandomUsernameThing Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree 100% though, to be fair, it's not even that. I'm from Nottinghamshire and the majority of people outside or my county don't know what I'm saying. Local accents for the win <3
thisaccountisshit Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
Thank God someone's got the stamp like this....
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