pete75 wrote:foxyrider wrote:pete75 wrote:
Lot of similar dialect words in the East Midlands - Notts, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire all part of the Danelaw so I guess similar linguistic base. Northants very close to danelaw counties so similarities. Are you from the north of the county?
Someone once told me the traditional Northants county has a greater variety of accents than most other counties . Top end near Stamford people speak with a Lincs accent, bottom end near Banbury with a Pam Ayres accent, east around Peterborough(now in Cambridgeshire) almost East Anglian, far west a touch of West midlands nasal twang and in Corby the local Scottish accent. Can vouch for the Corby, Peterborough and Stamford area accents but don't know about the rest.
Sorry to disappoint but If anything I have a sort of posh Yorkshire accent! (so i'm told!)
I lived in the middle of the county - no real accent, maybe a slight drawl.
A posh Yorkshire accent - you mean like Jeremy Clarkson?