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Arphaxon

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They ALWAYS get the South African accents wrong. Always. Most foreigners don't seem to realise that native english speakers accents and Afrikaans accents are two different things, so it always winds up being some sort of mash-up.

I'm looking at YOU, Leonardo di Capiro and Matt Damon!
 

thylasos

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bobajob said:
the other girl had a distinct cockney accent (think Daphne Moon in Frasier), says "fanks fer gettin' me in!".
Worst. Australian. Accent. Ever.
If it's anything like Daphne's accent, it's not cockney. She does a fair (YMMV) impersonation of a mildly Mancunian accent, the character supposedly being born and raised there.
 

Ruwrak

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henritje said:
pretty much ANY dutchman talking in half English/Half dutch and hard translates everything
sadly this is a correct stereotype.
if you are wondering what I,m meaning look for "I always get my own sin"
Oh god... Oh good god...
The horrors of reading that book.
The horror of hearing Jan Peter (our former prime minister) speak.
The horror of ANY dutch person speak english without proper articulation training.

It's just to much.
Nah seriously, it annoys me by gigantic lengths. I won't say I am perfect, but at least people think I'm from Birmingham :V
 

epikAXE

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Lets not go into this too mutch, but there seems to be ALOT of bad English accents in porno...
 

Dr. Win

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Every Australian person in every game made outside of Australia. At least to my knowledge.
 

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Macemaster said:
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DrunkenElfMage said:
I was wondering because I am pretty sure the demoman's Scottish dialect is REALLY off, but I don't find it particularly offensive because all of the characters are intentional cartoonish representation or their respective regions.
TBF I think all of the dialects, including the Scout's, are horrible over-exaggerations.

The Cockney Sparrers in Killing Floor are hilarious, but they're pretty damn accurate.

I don't think there's even been a Middle England accent anywhere in gaming history though - could be wrong.
Shaun in Assassin's Creed has a Loughborough accent, I do believe.
...I've never heard anyone from Loughborough sound like that, and I'm only half an hour down the road
Yeah the guy who plays him is a West Country chap, definitely not from Loughborough. I've never heard anyone with a Leicester accent in a game or film, which is a rather nice because the Leicester accent is a form of aural torture...
 

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Sandor [The Hound said:
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I know the person who voiced Miranda in Mass Effect 2 is Australian, and so is the character, but her accent sounds like a typical South-Eastern English one to me.
Really? Do you mean like Medway speak or Essex Speak? 'Cos I thought she sounded pretty Australian :p
I don't know. Just, normal middle class english? I did notice a hint of Australian once I knew better but even then it sounded like a mix of the two to me.
 

bobajob

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Yeah, I see your point. Realised the derp after I posted XD
Never watched much Frasier, either
 

Bebus

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Wrex in Mass Effect.

I mean, real Tuchankans sound nothing like that.

Sheesh.
 

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I generally hate hearing American actors trying to put on an English accent. Usually it sounds so stereotypical and forced. You can always tell they're putting it on. It sounds like they've never actually met an English person before. It's not always true though, like the guy who does the voice of Moe in The Simpsons. His voice in Spinal Tap is spot on.
 

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thylasos said:
bobajob said:
the other girl had a distinct cockney accent (think Daphne Moon in Frasier), says "fanks fer gettin' me in!".
Worst. Australian. Accent. Ever.
If it's anything like Daphne's accent, it's not cockney. She does a fair (YMMV) impersonation of a mildly Mancunian accent, the character supposedly being born and raised there.
The actress herself is from London, but her character is most definitely supposed to be from Manchester.
 

Thisgermandude

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Being german I could start a list but i will just say that every american who´s trying to talk english like a ,,german´´ offends me. Seriously we are not unable to speak clear understandable english.
 

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AnarchistFish said:
I know the person who voiced Miranda in Mass Effect 2 is Australian, and so is the character, but her accent sounds like a typical South-Eastern English one to me.
That's because the average Australian accent isn't anywhere near as strong as the Crocodile Dundee stereotype would have you believe...
 

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Not a movie but TV series, Angel and Buffy have VERY English accents, like seriously British!

People from Jack the rippers days would have thought there accent was too British. Just look at Wesley Windem Price when he first appears in Buffy ... Good lord, all he needed was a monocle, a top hat, a crumpet in one hand and a cuppa tea in a china cup in the other to be more British!

Then there is one potential slayer who comes along who has another comical British accent from a previous century to Wesley,it's rather absurd!
 

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Dr.Kay said:
Furioso said:
Dr.Kay said:
DrunkenElfMage said:
I was wondering what were some of the most inaccurate accents/dialects that you have ever heard in a game or a movie? Do they offend you in any way? If they don't, then why not?

I was wondering because I am pretty sure the demoman's Scottish dialect is REALLY off, but I don't find it particularly offensive because all of the characters are intentional cartoonish representation or their respective regions.
thats the worst english there is.

Americans trying to use any accent other than their own alwasy fails. Then again, americans are so smug (for no reason) that they somehow believe, despite how young their country is, that their accent is...not an accent...that it is a 'normal' accent...how does that even make sense?

Well thats americans for you.
Hey now don't put all Americans down, this view of our superiority comes from after WW2 when most countries thought of us as one of the most important super powers, and being a young and naive nation, we held on to that for dear life, these days though that superiority feeling is quickly disappearing, mostly among the 18-29 year olds, I saw a study earlier today that said 18% of that demographic thinks the USA is the best country, the problem is with the older generations, who have more of a voice, also keep in mind that most people below 18 (and of course above it but not as much) are just jerks who make fun of every country for no real reason, but they still don't really think America is best, they just make fun of the other countries
You have just validated my point. *Golf, effing, clap*
And what point would that be, my rude friend
 

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Ghengis John said:
Damn. And here I only speak american english and am therefor entirely unqualified to offer my opinion.

If I were to offer an opinion... no. I can't.
Yep. This is a conversation for the educated gentleman. Not your brutish use of the language!

O.T.
I don't remember hearing any accents that weren't accurate or a joke. Some attempts at English accents by Americans are pretty laughable though.
 

miketehmage

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I'm Scottish, and I find the demoman's voice to be hilarious. Yes, maybe it's an exaggeration, but that's what the TF2 characters are built on. exaggerations and stereotypes. And I love it. I wouldn't even say that it's terribly inaccurate to be honest, sure, most people here don't talk like that, but there are a few.

So, in short no, stuff like that doesn't offend me, I find it really funny. What does annoy me is americanisms like "I could care less" which, make no sense. But that belongs in a different thread.
 

Braedan

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Canadian Tends to be hilariously skewed towards everyone sounding like they're from Newfoundland. Imagine every single person from 'merica sounding like they were from Alabama.

Not that I find it offensive, just shows that you guys can't tell what country someone is from without bashing you over the head with stereotypes.
 

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Rofl Harris said:
Simon Pegg in Star Trek. And he's British.
British maybe, but not Scottish. Nonetheless, I wasn't too bothered by his accent in Star Trek. I've certainly heard worse. What was that game someone posted a video of somewhere in this thread? Oh yeh, Hydrophobia. There was a pretty bad Scottish accent in that.