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Sep 23, 2012 02:17AM

2480 Duntay wrote: "It was actually a very good Kirriemuir accent, quite impressive."

Being that I am from Kirriemuir, I would have to agree - his accent was pretty close to my own!
Apr 27, 2012 07:24AM

2480 Nato wrote: "Hello, I'm new to this group. I'm an American of Scottish descent. Is there a standard Scottish accent?

In the US, I grew up in Michigan and the midwestern accent (mine) was then standard. Th..."

I think Scotland is too small a country to have a standard accent. Also the accents change from region to region, which is madness in such a small place. Where I am from (Angus) we speak one way, but you just need to drive less than half an hour down the road to Dundee and they speak which a completely different accent.

Also, think about the Scots you hear in film and on TV - Dame Maggie Smith sounds completely different to Billy Connelly, who in turn sounds completely different from Sean Connery. There's a lot of variety.
Jan 28, 2009 02:33PM

2480 I have to agree that Christopher Lambert's 'Highlander' accent is excruciating, but for me the most laughable attempt at a Scottish accent was on an episode of Sex and the City, when Charlotte got married to Kyle MacLachlan's character. There was a guy on that episode who's accent was shocking.

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