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There are many things to take the mick out of Norwich about... 19:36 - Apr 30 with 10839 viewsSlambo

...but why do so many mock their East Anglian accents..? I've got a humdinger of one, proud of it, and ham it up to bemused locals on every away day. I wish more of us embraced it, rather than some horrendous Essex accent, Generic Southern English, or - the absolute worst - south London yardie rudeboy...

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There are many things to take the mick out of Norwich about... on 19:38 - Apr 30 with 5351 viewsSpruceMoose

The Suffolk and Norfolk accents are not the same. That's why.

The Suffolk accent is a gentle country lilt. The Norfolk accent is a horrendous, garbled slack jawed drawl which only goes to demonstrate the bad genes and low intellect of the speaker.

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There are many things to take the mick out of Norwich about... on 19:41 - Apr 30 with 5326 viewsLord_Lucan

There are many things to take the mick out of Norwich about... on 19:38 - Apr 30 by SpruceMoose

The Suffolk and Norfolk accents are not the same. That's why.

The Suffolk accent is a gentle country lilt. The Norfolk accent is a horrendous, garbled slack jawed drawl which only goes to demonstrate the bad genes and low intellect of the speaker.


They are both daft, Norwich much worse though.

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There are many things to take the mick out of Norwich about... on 19:43 - Apr 30 with 5316 viewsSpruceMoose

There are many things to take the mick out of Norwich about... on 19:41 - Apr 30 by Lord_Lucan

They are both daft, Norwich much worse though.



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There are many things to take the mick out of Norwich about... on 19:49 - Apr 30 with 5272 viewsgtsb

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There are many things to take the mick out of Norwich about... on 19:53 - Apr 30 with 5259 viewshorsehollerer

There are many things to take the mick out of Norwich about... on 19:38 - Apr 30 by SpruceMoose

The Suffolk and Norfolk accents are not the same. That's why.

The Suffolk accent is a gentle country lilt. The Norfolk accent is a horrendous, garbled slack jawed drawl which only goes to demonstrate the bad genes and low intellect of the speaker.


Not always that black and white. On the border, where I'm from, it's more of a moderately garbled slack-jawed country lilt.

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There are many things to take the mick out of Norwich about... on 19:55 - Apr 30 with 5252 viewsSpruceMoose

There are many things to take the mick out of Norwich about... on 19:53 - Apr 30 by horsehollerer

Not always that black and white. On the border, where I'm from, it's more of a moderately garbled slack-jawed country lilt.


Frankly, in the border lands, you need to pick a side and stick to it. No room for fence sitters!

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There are many things to take the mick out of Norwich about... on 20:31 - Apr 30 with 5174 viewshorsehollerer

There are many things to take the mick out of Norwich about... on 19:55 - Apr 30 by SpruceMoose

Frankly, in the border lands, you need to pick a side and stick to it. No room for fence sitters!


Talking of picking sides, my dad is a Norwich fan but foolishly took me to a game at Portman Road when I was a kid. Big mistake.

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There are many things to take the mick out of Norwich about... on 20:33 - Apr 30 with 5163 viewsSlambo

There are many things to take the mick out of Norwich about... on 19:38 - Apr 30 by SpruceMoose

The Suffolk and Norfolk accents are not the same. That's why.

The Suffolk accent is a gentle country lilt. The Norfolk accent is a horrendous, garbled slack jawed drawl which only goes to demonstrate the bad genes and low intellect of the speaker.


Saahhry Sproocey me owl' daahlin' oi can't quoite agree wiv yer thayer. Only difference I can discern between the two is that budgie-side the rounded 'o' gets narrowed and elongated to an 'oo', so you'll hear a Norwich native often say something like 'hoopefully we'll win a proper troophy some day.' You know, something like that. Or even 'oi et some of Delia Smiff's food yesdy an oi spent moosta the evenin' on th' paan'...

But otherwise, for all our other differences, we are the keepers of the finest accent in the English language and they should blimmin well make everyone in England speak like us...

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There are many things to take the mick out of Norwich about... on 21:50 - Apr 30 with 5045 viewsjontysnut

There are many things to take the mick out of Norwich about... on 19:38 - Apr 30 by SpruceMoose

The Suffolk and Norfolk accents are not the same. That's why.

The Suffolk accent is a gentle country lilt. The Norfolk accent is a horrendous, garbled slack jawed drawl which only goes to demonstrate the bad genes and low intellect of the speaker.


Chris Sutton and Terry Butcher on the radio - Terry has a nice Suffolk lilt whereas Sutton sounds like the simpleton love child of the Singing Postman
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There are many things to take the mick out of Norwich about... on 22:07 - Apr 30 with 5007 viewsMelford

There are many things to take the mick out of Norwich about... on 19:38 - Apr 30 by SpruceMoose

The Suffolk and Norfolk accents are not the same. That's why.

The Suffolk accent is a gentle country lilt. The Norfolk accent is a horrendous, garbled slack jawed drawl which only goes to demonstrate the bad genes and low intellect of the speaker.


I find it interesting that Devon/Cornwall/Somerset have an oo-arr accent and Suffolk/Norfolk has the same thing. The two most rural areas in the country in East Anglia and the West Country have similar was of speaking.

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There are many things to take the mick out of Norwich about... on 22:29 - Apr 30 with 4959 viewsstonojnr

There are many things to take the mick out of Norwich about... on 22:07 - Apr 30 by Melford

I find it interesting that Devon/Cornwall/Somerset have an oo-arr accent and Suffolk/Norfolk has the same thing. The two most rural areas in the country in East Anglia and the West Country have similar was of speaking.


no we dont, they are completely different and are only mistaken as the same thing by Londoners and people who cast television series, Toby Jones spent most of the Detectorists sounding like he was stuck reading scripts from Poldark.

proper Suffolk accent speakers do not sound like backing vocals to the Wurzels
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There are many things to take the mick out of Norwich about... on 07:23 - May 1 with 4750 viewsBlueBadger

There are many things to take the mick out of Norwich about... on 19:38 - Apr 30 by SpruceMoose

The Suffolk and Norfolk accents are not the same. That's why.

The Suffolk accent is a gentle country lilt. The Norfolk accent is a horrendous, garbled slack jawed drawl which only goes to demonstrate the bad genes and low intellect of the speaker.


From this, I can only conclude that Grimbenters is actually from Norfolk.

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There are many things to take the mick out of Norwich about... on 07:49 - May 1 with 4710 viewsBenters2

We have loads of Londoners moved into our once great village,and they take the piss out of my beautiful North Essex/Suffolk accent,w@nkers they are.
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There are many things to take the mick out of Norwich about... on 07:51 - May 1 with 4705 viewsBenters2

There are many things to take the mick out of Norwich about... on 07:23 - May 1 by BlueBadger

From this, I can only conclude that Grimbenters is actually from Norfolk.


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There are many things to take the mick out of Norwich about... on 07:51 - May 1 with 4706 viewsBlueLikeJazz

There are many things to take the mick out of Norwich about... on 22:07 - Apr 30 by Melford

I find it interesting that Devon/Cornwall/Somerset have an oo-arr accent and Suffolk/Norfolk has the same thing. The two most rural areas in the country in East Anglia and the West Country have similar was of speaking.


You what?! They're completely different, you must have tin ears!
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There are many things to take the mick out of Norwich about... on 07:51 - May 1 with 4706 viewsMeadowlark

There are many things to take the mick out of Norwich about... on 22:07 - Apr 30 by Melford

I find it interesting that Devon/Cornwall/Somerset have an oo-arr accent and Suffolk/Norfolk has the same thing. The two most rural areas in the country in East Anglia and the West Country have similar was of speaking.


No. Totally different.
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There are many things to take the mick out of Norwich about... on 08:38 - May 1 with 4633 viewsGeoffSentence

There are many things to take the mick out of Norwich about... on 20:33 - Apr 30 by Slambo

Saahhry Sproocey me owl' daahlin' oi can't quoite agree wiv yer thayer. Only difference I can discern between the two is that budgie-side the rounded 'o' gets narrowed and elongated to an 'oo', so you'll hear a Norwich native often say something like 'hoopefully we'll win a proper troophy some day.' You know, something like that. Or even 'oi et some of Delia Smiff's food yesdy an oi spent moosta the evenin' on th' paan'...

But otherwise, for all our other differences, we are the keepers of the finest accent in the English language and they should blimmin well make everyone in England speak like us...


There is the pure Ipswich oddity of adding extra vowels, that you don't even get in the rest of Suffolk let alone North of the border.

Moo-en, shoo-ers. **


That's moon and shoes in received pronunciation.

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There are many things to take the mick out of Norwich about... on 09:02 - May 1 with 4602 viewsITFC_Forever

There is definitely a distinction between the Ipswich accent and the wider Suffolk accent.

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There are many things to take the mick out of Norwich about... on 09:13 - May 1 with 4582 viewsPinewoodblue

There are many things to take the mick out of Norwich about... on 09:02 - May 1 by ITFC_Forever

There is definitely a distinction between the Ipswich accent and the wider Suffolk accent.


When lived and worked in Norwich had a colleague who could identify which part of Norfolk someone was from by their accent. Noreich accent is far harsher than standard Norfolk accent.

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There are many things to take the mick out of Norwich about... on 09:14 - May 1 with 4578 viewsStuartBrett8

I'm in Lowestoft and the thing that boils my p*ss, and this seems a good thread to vent is locals adding an extra 's' to everything. Going to ASDA's, Oulton Broad's, The Spring Tide's (crap restaraunt).

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There are many things to take the mick out of Norwich about... on 09:19 - May 1 with 4560 viewsDeano69

There are many things to take the mick out of Norwich about... on 20:33 - Apr 30 by Slambo

Saahhry Sproocey me owl' daahlin' oi can't quoite agree wiv yer thayer. Only difference I can discern between the two is that budgie-side the rounded 'o' gets narrowed and elongated to an 'oo', so you'll hear a Norwich native often say something like 'hoopefully we'll win a proper troophy some day.' You know, something like that. Or even 'oi et some of Delia Smiff's food yesdy an oi spent moosta the evenin' on th' paan'...

But otherwise, for all our other differences, we are the keepers of the finest accent in the English language and they should blimmin well make everyone in England speak like us...


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There are many things to take the mick out of Norwich about... on 09:35 - May 1 with 4518 viewsChambeau

There are many things to take the mick out of Norwich about... on 07:49 - May 1 by Benters2

We have loads of Londoners moved into our once great village,and they take the piss out of my beautiful North Essex/Suffolk accent,w@nkers they are.


People mention the 'Essex accent' and think it is guttural London. Maybe in parts of South Essex but certainly not the whole County. I'm from Braintree and have an accent but fewer and fewer people do now as outsiders move into town.
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There are many things to take the mick out of Norwich about... on 09:39 - May 1 with 4503 viewsGeoffSentence

To bring this right into the 21at century, we have recently acquired an Echo, and Alex's is handling the East Anglian accents dry well indeed.

In the 38 games in which ALB played in goal for us, we averaged 1.53 points per game which, had they been over the course of a single season, would have seen us challenging for the play offs. This at a time when we were otherwise struggling against relegation. Oh, and didn't Mick Mills have terrific posture.
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There are many things to take the mick out of Norwich about... on 09:43 - May 1 with 4494 viewsgiant_ullaa

Is there a Cambridge accent? I have a good mate who's lived in Norwich for ages, so I can;t be sure if his very gentle occasional twang is a result of living in the land of milk and honey or if it's from home.

Edit: Love 'Norfolk' myself - west country accents seem softer though and more 'traditional yokel'. Personally, I speak north london, not cockney.
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There are many things to take the mick out of Norwich about... on 10:15 - May 1 with 4451 viewsHerbivore

I like the Norfolk and Suffolk accents, they both sound like yokels but I like it. I think only people with Suffolk and Norfolk accents think that there's a massive difference between the two accents. There really isn't, both full bumpkin.

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