Stephen Mulraney wrote: > >> I don't know enough about modern British social history to say "when >> things >> changed" there...but the Beeb I hear now has far more varied accents >> than >> anything in the US. > > > And in England, listening to TV, I heard widely varying accents on every > channel. I imagine there must be places in England (not just the UK!) > where RP/Estuary sounds positively foreign (just like here in Ireland, > where BBC, [IU]TV & C4 are widely available). I was once told by someone with a strong Leeds accent that I spoke 'without an accent'. Which I found amusing.