Bristol Accent - Could it be any more annoying?

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In my job i often have to speak to a large office based in Bristol, and everytime i speak to them i have a terrible urge to squeeze their throats untill every last bit of breath has left their bodies.

Its so weird, no other accent bothers me one bit, infact i like talking to people with accents. However, the faint whiff of bristol and im a seething impatient wreck!

Anyone else get the same thing?!
 
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Not Bristol but....

I had to do some work in Dublin for a week a couple of years ago, by the end of it I found the Irish accent so utterly annoying that I really couldn't take anymore and was so pleased to come home.

This is probably even more surprising when you find out I'm a Geordie......hardly in a position to comment am I.
 
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that stupid glevum windows advert on the radio uses a bristol accent, as does the bristol carpet centre, safe to say i will never buy from them as i want to kill them all for making such crap adverts
 
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I find Northern Irish and strong cockney accents the most irritating, though I'll never forget the first time I spoke to someone from Stoke. I was asking for directions (to OcUK actually) and after I had wound the window back up I just thought WTF? :p
 
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I think women with a Bristolian accent sound great. Probably because (and this is going to sound really rude!) there's a hint of 'bumpkin' about it which suggests vulnerability. ;)

Scouse / Birmingham accents are awful.
 
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My Brizzle accent's faded a great deal since I've been living 30 odd miles outside, but my Mum Dad and Step Dad all have thick accents that I regularly ridicule. My accent has faded but the vocabulary's still there. :)

Asking a Manc - "Where's your toilet to?" gets a funny look.

Also "Oh ah" as if to say "I see." as an acknowledgement in a conversation.

Bristol's cool to me, but I guess it's because it's part of who I am. :)
 
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Malt_Vinegar said:
In my job i often have to speak to a large office based in Bristol, and everytime i speak to them i have a terrible urge to squeeze their throats untill every last bit of breath has left their bodies.

Its so weird, no other accent bothers me one bit, infact i like talking to people with accents. However, the faint whiff of bristol and im a seething impatient wreck!

Anyone else get the same thing?!

you mean "Brissle". i find taking several deep breaths while counting to 10 helps me calm down.
 
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Umm yes, Brummie is hellish, Scouse is far worse, Ni is horific, London accents are awful, essex accents just make you sound like a vacuous muppet.

I don't really have a bristol accent but have lived with it for 22 years and quite like it, it goes with the pace of life and the attitudes of many Bristolians, a bit dim but gentle and mostly nice, part of the reason there isn't another city in the Uk i'd rather live in.
 
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