The World's Worst Accent
. Made famous by Slade
, Nigel Mansell
and Ozzy Osbourne
. Aped by Timothy Spall
in Auf Wiedersehen Pet
The accent is associated with slowness and dimwittedness.
Comics such as Frank Skinner and Jasper Carrot add to the feeling of sillyness to the accent.
The Slade movie had to have subtitles for the American audience. In fact even people from other regions can find the accent unfathomable. The accent is almost a dialect in that it has its own verb structures.
I am hoping to create a Brummie dictionary node.
I had to lose my accent to be accepted as a professional. People just do not take it seriously. Sue Lawley had to do the same.