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BANGKOK 19 July 2019 03:04
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Is it racist to dislike/hate accents?

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For all you experts, and human rights activists

 

Is it racist to hate or dislike certain accents? ie when people speak English but with accent 

 

People from some countries have very distinctive accents, For example Russians speaking English or Indians speaking English etc

 

Lets keep Irish and Scottish out of it as these two speak a language of their own yet to be understood by the rest of English speaking world😂🙂

 

Fire away with your thoughts

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Posted (edited)
4 minutes ago, BestB said:

Is it racist to hate or dislike certain accents?

If they aren't native English speakers, I usually don't want to speak to them.

Can't be bothered really, doesn't matter what colour their skin is.

Germans, Dutch, French, Thai, Khmer ....... I just don't want to talk to them.

Mind you, there's few English speakers I can tolerate for long either.

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1 minute ago, robblok said:

No I don't its racist to dislike accents, i understand most Americans quite well but there are quite a few Brits with horrible accents. I understood some Germans speaking English even better.

 

So no Its perfectly normal to dislike certain accents as long as that does not translate to hating the person. 

But if you dislike the accent, will you not dislike the person speaking?

 

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1 minute ago, BritManToo said:

If they aren't native English speakers, I usually don't want to speak to them.

Can't be bothered really, doesn't matter what colour their skin is.

Germans, Dutch, French, Thai, Khmer ....... I just don't want to talk to them.

See your point, so must be native? what if they fluent? but have an accent?

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Just now, CharlieH said:

I find some accents "uncomfortable" as they require a high degree of concentration to be understood, especially if they are not aware of it and speak way to fast.

Did we not agree to keep Irish and Scots out of it?😛😂

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2 minutes ago, BestB said:

See your point, so must be native? what if they fluent? but have an accent?

Slight accent is acceptable with full and correct vocabulary, but if they didn't know the difference between lose and loose, I wouldn't bother with them.

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1 minute ago, BritManToo said:

Slight accent is acceptable with full and correct vocabulary, but if they didn't know the difference between lose and loose, I wouldn't bother.

One does not feel as good as the other?;)

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1 minute ago, varun said:

You must be a lonely guy

Surrounded by my family that all speak English with a slight London accent.

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Yes, for those who is not native speaker and attempting English then you should cut them some slack.

Except for the French of course, they make everyone puke.

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