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05-09-2019 11:20 AM
I think the little I've seen of Harry speak, he sort of mumbled and had his head down while talking. Maybe he's shy?
I do have trouble with accents--especially if they speak very quickly. We started to watch a show on Netflix this weekend (Flacked I think it was called) and the accent was too much we decided it wasn't worth watching. If the show was good enough I guess we'd do CC. Same thing when Daphne has lots of speaking scenes on Frasier--click it off.
05-09-2019 11:42 AM
I have difficulties too trying to understand. Traveling around in London couldn't understand the announcements on the underground or over the phone when trying to make reservations. The Help Desk for our IT Department is split with the US and UK offices - I need a help desk for the help desk if the Brits pick up. We watch all of the British PBS programs with closed captioning turned on. If we don't - we spend most of the time asking each other what was said and missing even more of the program.
05-09-2019 12:03 PM
I struggle listening to strong regional accents. When I worked retail sales...I would have to ask someone to help me understand what the customer was saying when they spoke with a strong accent. Maybe it is because I grew up as a child and young adult in an area with very little to no diversity.? Anyway,
I just can not stand to listen to the BBC channel on TV. I just do not understand half of what they say.
05-09-2019 12:13 PM - edited 05-09-2019 12:21 PM
I have no problem understanding Prince Harry or most people with any other accents. Occasionally, people with accents from India will cause me to pause and ask them to repeat and also some people with thick accents from Maine, of all places, especially the older men from the local islands who catch and sell lobster by the side of the roads.
05-09-2019 12:39 PM
I love the British accent, I have no trouble understanding them. I think it sounds so cultured, much better than the way Americans talk with their slang and bad English!
05-09-2019 12:45 PM
05-09-2019 01:27 PM - edited 05-09-2019 01:30 PM
https://youtu.be/UZBSQ41jDxQ I like this guy on YouTube that teaches how to do a convincing British accent.🥰 So “upper crusty”🤣
05-09-2019 01:39 PM
I highly recommend watching the Netflix, maybe Amazon(?) series, "The Windsors"! It's a spoof on the royals and quite amusing, especially the Camilla character. I am not a fan of the royals, other than Queen Elizabeth, and I don't think she's portrayed in the series. Everyone else is fair game!
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