Scouse is ‘Britain’s least friendly accent,’ says survey
Thursday 26 September 2013
People from Liverpool have the most untrustworthy accents in the UK, according to a survey.
Those with a “Scouse” accent are also considered to be the least friendly and least intelligent people in Britain, the poll for ITV’s Tonight programme discovered. The UK’s most friendly regional accent is in Devon, with nearly two-thirds finding it “very friendly” or “fairly friendly”.
The poll found evidence that more than a quarter of Britons (28 per cent) feel they have been discriminated against because of their regional accent, with two in five Londoners and over a third of Scots (37 per cent) feeling the most hard done by.
One in seven (14 per cent) says this accent-related discrimination has happened in the workplace.
Three in five adults believed that received pronunciation, or the Queen’s English, sounds intelligent – far ahead of the second-placed Edinburgh accent.
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