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Re: Celebs Who Change(d) Their Accents and/or Vocal Mannerisms
« Reply #60 on: July 30, 2018, 08:30:27 AM »
Ian Curtis, the American singer.

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Re: Celebs Who Change(d) Their Accents and/or Vocal Mannerisms
« Reply #61 on: July 30, 2018, 09:59:49 AM »
I noted that on a recent 8 Out Of Ten Countdown, Sean Lock's voice sounded completely different. I'm assuming he has cancer or is preparing for a role.

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« Reply #62 on: July 30, 2018, 10:12:24 AM »
I want Tom Hardy to adopt his Locke "Welsh" accent forever.

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« Reply #63 on: July 30, 2018, 10:24:51 AM »
I noted that on a recent 8 Out Of Ten Countdown, Sean Lock's voice sounded completely different. I'm assuming he has cancer or is preparing for a role.

aI noticed that but i wasn't really watching. Was it mentioned in the show?

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« Reply #64 on: July 30, 2018, 10:26:46 AM »
Wasn't really watching.

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Re: Celebs Who Change(d) Their Accents and/or Vocal Mannerisms
« Reply #65 on: July 30, 2018, 10:55:16 AM »
Maybe he's lost his voice snd it's taking forever to come back. It's been bugging me too his weirdly husky voice

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Re: Celebs Who Change(d) Their Accents and/or Vocal Mannerisms
« Reply #66 on: July 30, 2018, 11:00:37 AM »
They didn't bring it up, but it's been slightly husky for the two episodes he's appeared on this series (the first of the series was an all-women special). That could cover just a couple of weeks, and hopefully does, but I haven't seen him on TV for a while prior to that so it could have been longer.

This is all a bit morbid but I found it odd that for part of the last series he suddenly had a shaved head which has now grown back...he had a beard as well though, so maybe it was for a job. He seems to be quite a private bloke (by which I mean he doesn't have a Twitter account, or more specifically has a Twitter account with only two tweets, one offering condolences for the death of Addison Cresswell and the other telling everyone to go fuck themselves) so it's difficult to know really, but I hope he's ok.

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« Reply #67 on: July 30, 2018, 11:05:54 AM »
I saw him live at the beginning of the year a and he had the shaved head and beard. He referenced it but I can't remember what he said. Pretty sure he didn't mentioned illness though.

His voice was fine.

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Re: Celebs Who Change(d) Their Accents and/or Vocal Mannerisms
« Reply #68 on: July 30, 2018, 11:11:20 AM »
I'm thinking he's just got a dicky throat then.

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« Reply #69 on: July 30, 2018, 11:24:59 AM »
I've yet to hear a Scotland person do a proper East Kent accent. It always sounds more Sussex than anything! The daft taffy hinnies.
Limmy's English accent is absolutely spot on though.

Strongly criticising people's bad attempts at accents in films and on TV always sits a bit funny with me because I've met all sorts of people with totally insane weird accents. I bet there's loads of people who talk like Keanu Reeves in Dracula.

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Re: Celebs Who Change(d) Their Accents and/or Vocal Mannerisms
« Reply #70 on: July 30, 2018, 11:27:46 AM »
Benedict Cumberbatch's shit American accent in Doctor Strange. Marvel films always get something wrong.

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« Reply #71 on: July 30, 2018, 11:37:37 AM »
Benedict Cumberbatch's shit American accent in Doctor Strange. Marvel films always get something wrong.
Yes, he sounds like House. But, again, maybe Stephen Strange just has a weird accent for some reason. It's not the most far-fetched thing about the Sorceror Supreme.

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« Reply #72 on: July 30, 2018, 11:50:20 AM »
I think that might be giving Marvel movies too much credit. I bet the 'batch just failed to execute a convincing American accent

Re: Celebs Who Change(d) Their Accents and/or Vocal Mannerisms
« Reply #73 on: July 30, 2018, 12:16:55 PM »
Apologies if I've missed this being said, but Charlie Hunnam / Humdrum is a very strange one. On the one hand it seems like he never had much of a Geordie accent to lose, but on the other, he's such a befuddlingly terrible actor you can't be sure how much of any of his performances are weird or just plain shit.

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Re: Celebs Who Change(d) Their Accents and/or Vocal Mannerisms
« Reply #74 on: July 30, 2018, 01:44:17 PM »
It's so weird to me how some people will just pick up accents. One of my cousins was a teenager when she moved to Glasgow and she picked up the most exaggeratedly Glasgow accent, she still has it now.

I wonder if there's a correlation between people who easily pick up accents and people who are easily influenced.  People with an affected accent would probably be a stage hypnotist's wet dream.

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« Reply #75 on: July 30, 2018, 03:22:18 PM »
I wonder if there's a correlation between people who easily pick up accents and people who are easily influenced.  People with an affected accent would probably be a stage hypnotist's wet dream.

Or the opposite - isn't that mirroring thing a sociopath / negotiator tactic?

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« Reply #76 on: July 30, 2018, 03:26:07 PM »
I wonder if there's a correlation between people who easily pick up accents and people who are easily influenced.  People with an affected accent would probably be a stage hypnotist's wet dream.

I'm thinking this must be true. I can't imagine ever picking up an accent and when I went to a hypnotherapist she couldn't put me under, which proves the theory. (I fooled her by pretending though, which I feel guilty about, though it saved embarassment.)

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« Reply #77 on: July 30, 2018, 03:30:29 PM »
...when I went to a hypnotherapist she couldn't put me under, which proves the theory. (I fooled her by pretending though, which I feel guilty about, though it saved embarassment.)

Same but with a stage hypnotist during Fresher's week. He realized too and quickly pretended to put me back to sleep by bopping me on the head with the microphone and turning his attention to the one who was more convincing at pretending to be hypnotized.

I also pretended to be asleep when he bopped me on the head rather than taking it off him and sticking it up his arse.

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Re: Celebs Who Change(d) Their Accents and/or Vocal Mannerisms
« Reply #78 on: July 30, 2018, 03:43:14 PM »
A cooking teacher I had when I was about 11 believed that she had healing powers. She'd hover her hand over the area and say "it should start to feel warm any minute now!" There was a lad who had a sprained rust all wrapped up and start he did it for him started he was all like "oh yeah, that's weird it's totally working", obviously indulging her. One day I got a very bad neck injury from being absolutely whacked by a football and she tried it on me and it didn't do a thing, surprise surprise. It didn't feel warm or anything so I just told her it didn't work and nothing was happening and she was genuinely confused

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Re: Celebs Who Change(d) Their Accents and/or Vocal Mannerisms
« Reply #79 on: July 30, 2018, 05:35:15 PM »
I went on holiday to America a couple of years ago and, when I spoke as I normally do - a pretty mild northern English accent, just received blank looks from the people I spoke to.  I realised that if I put on a (fairly poor) American accent, I was immediately understood.  It was a bit odd, like WWII films in which the Germans speak English, but in a crappy German accent.

I reckon that's why it happens: so Americans can understand you if you're English.  Like the easiest language you can learn, putting on a shitty accent.

I didn't mind the Americans I met, they were just like big kids - naive and not so much friendly as over familiar. 

Just to stereotype millions of people based on about fifty I met in Florida...

Edit - Oh, Ian Brown morphed from being a pleasant, well spoken Northern, grammar school educated young man into someone who was raised in a ditch in Moss Side somewhere between the first album and Second Coming.
 

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Re: Celebs Who Change(d) Their Accents and/or Vocal Mannerisms
« Reply #80 on: July 30, 2018, 06:06:13 PM »
I went on holiday to America a couple of years ago and, when I spoke as I normally do - a pretty mild northern English accent, just received blank looks from the people I spoke to.  I realised that if I put on a (fairly poor) American accent, I was immediately understood.  It was a bit odd, like WWII films in which the Germans speak English, but in a crappy German accent.

I reckon that's why it happens: so Americans can understand you if you're English.  Like the easiest language you can learn, putting on a shitty accent.

I didn't mind the Americans I met, they were just like big kids - naive and not so much friendly as over familiar. 

Just to stereotype millions of people based on about fifty I met in Florida...

Edit - Oh, Ian Brown morphed from being a pleasant, well spoken Northern, grammar school educated young man into someone who was raised in a ditch in Moss Side somewhere between the first album and Second Coming.

Don't forget that most Americans are easily fooled by even the poorest attempt at an American accent - Bob Hoskins and the aforementioned Hugh Laurie are DEFINITELY American.  Where have they been hiding all of this time?  What's that?  They're BRIDDISH???!!!!  Fuck off, they're not!!!!!!!  OHMIGAAAAAAAAAD THEY ARRRRRRRE!!!!!

Apologies to any American CaBbers, but us Brits have seen and heard it time and time again - a well known star over here tries to break in the States, does what we think is a dreadful American accent but then has loads of American critics captivated by this unbelievably authentic American accent.  It's a very very odd thing.

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Re: Celebs Who Change(d) Their Accents and/or Vocal Mannerisms
« Reply #81 on: July 30, 2018, 06:38:18 PM »
Oh, it was definitely a shitty accent that I put on, but they didn't seem to mind.  In fact, as it meant I was no longer speaking a foreign language - apparently - they seemed to prefer that.  I hated myself for doing it.  A bit.

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Re: Celebs Who Change(d) Their Accents and/or Vocal Mannerisms
« Reply #82 on: July 31, 2018, 11:08:04 AM »
I've yet to hear a Scotland person do a proper East Kent accent. It always sounds more Sussex than anything! The daft taffy hinnies.

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« Reply #83 on: July 31, 2018, 11:13:09 AM »
Ringo Starr suddenly has a Californian twang (or whatever kind of US twang it is) whenever he says "and errr...".  Which is strangely often, but he doesn't employ it at any other time.  A very odd affectation.

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« Reply #84 on: July 31, 2018, 11:24:01 AM »
Lloyd Grossman's accent makes me want to drown him in a puddle though. Fuck's sake.

Funnily enough doesn't have the two Ls in his first name.  Loyd Grossman, his name is, which written down looks about as perverse as his voice sounds.

Also, was he "turning the tables" on the judges or "lifting the lid" on them?  A confusing man all round.

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« Reply #85 on: July 31, 2018, 11:33:19 AM »
There was an episode of My Parents Are Aliens where a Scottish  lad called Trent who'd been in it from the start revealed in the final episode that he ACTUALLY WASN'T SCOTTISH AND HAD BEEN FAKING IT THE WHOLE TIME. Such a shit and pointless twist

Was there a spin-off series called This Lad Isn't Even Scottish?

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« Reply #86 on: July 31, 2018, 12:02:50 PM »
This is why I was surprised to discover that Geordies apparently do say “Why aye”.

Usually "why aye man".

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« Reply #87 on: August 01, 2018, 10:46:53 AM »
Was there a spin-off series called This Lad Isn't Even Scottish?

Should've been

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Re: Celebs Who Change(d) Their Accents and/or Vocal Mannerisms
« Reply #88 on: August 01, 2018, 10:54:16 AM »
John Lydon got more 'Cockney barra boy' since he moved to L.A in the eighties. I think he was desperate not to get a Californian twang so notched up his working class Norf Lundun geeza voice compared to the soft spoken lad from 1976,

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« Reply #89 on: August 01, 2018, 11:01:11 AM »
Lewis Hamilton. Grew up sounding like a lad from Stevenage, ended up as a croaking, Transatlantic cunt.

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