To the American ear, it all sounds refined

The British Library has compiled and posted recordings of English accents and dialects. (Via Maccers, whose hometown dialect is “a mixture of Alison and Miss Dibnah.”)

Having spent large chunks of the weekend curled up with Niall Griffiths’ highly disturbing (and sometimes hilarious) Sheepshagger, I’d give a pretty penny to hear a snippet of dialogue like this one rendered in its native Welsh:

Fuckin typical. Tight as a gnat’s twat yew are, Marc, d’yew know that? Tight as a fuckin gnat’s twat. Blood from a stone, yew and yewer fuckin gear like. Wouldn’t give the steam off yewer turds as a Christmas present yew.


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