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2 hours ago, Roth Potter said:

Don't forget there's more people per square mile in most of Europe compared to the USA.

All the more reason, you couldn't tell the difference....there's so many of them! Ireland is still where I hail from though and I love all the accents I've heard! ( I wonder if they like southern accents?)

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Assuming that you mean Southern US accents (as opposed to Southern Ireland), I think they're liked here, so long as they're not being used to aggressively quote lines from 'Deliverance' :).

Although Ireland's much smaller than the US in terms of size and population, it still has very definable regions. You may have noticed that the accents video referred to Cork as "The People's Republic of Cork", which is just a nickname implying that it's like another country. I don't know who's currently the butt of the jokes in the US (I'm afraid it was the Irish when I was in the UK), but over here they're told about the Kerryman. I could go on, but you get the idea.

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15 hours ago, Hobie Harkins said:

All the more reason, you couldn't tell the difference....there's so many of them! Ireland is still where I hail from though and I love all the accents I've heard! ( I wonder if they like southern accents?)

I meant it more as, more groups live closely together meaning the area for multiple accents is smaller. But They merge faster too.

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If I ever moved to the southern US I would pick up an accent in days. Charlie Daniels is my favorite male singer and Loretta Lynn is my favorite female. This makes me wonder if some southerners weren't happy when Dukes came out since the accents weren't that strong on the show. Some characters had them but overall I don't think they were very strong. 

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8 hours ago, RogerDuke said:

If I ever moved to the southern US I would pick up an accent in days. Charlie Daniels is my favorite male singer and Loretta Lynn is my favorite female. This makes me wonder if some southerners weren't happy when Dukes came out since the accents weren't that strong on the show. Some characters had them but overall I don't think they were very strong. 

That's because Bo Duke was a Yankee's Yankee and Wopat was a Yankee and the only REAL Confederate on the show was Jimmy! Sorrel was great at his vocal impressions and sounded southern....remember when he tricked Bo into thinking Bo was his son and he said Bo HAWg! And Rosco said Bo HAWg? and Bo said Bo Hahg?

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I was talking to a guy from Tasmania today about his home. I knew it was SE of Australia but didn't know it was part of Australia. The analogy he used was Hawaii is part of the US even though it's an island. Of course Tasmania is closer to the homeland than Hawaii. It's a pretty fascinating place with an interesting history.

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8 hours ago, HossC said:

Are you forgetting that Sonny's from Georgia?

oh yes!! I sure did! ok only TWO REAL Confederates! ( Although Denver and Sorrell could fake it real good!....John couldn't even do THAT!...LOL!! ).......of course Jimmy, Sorrell and Denver were the only REAL actors on the show! The rest just had " The look".

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On 2/3/2018 at 11:00 AM, HossC said:

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Care to name any of your favorite British shows, Andrew?

 

Oh, man...so many....

Last of the Summer Wine, Only Fools And Horses, Black Adder, The Thin Blue Line, Dad's Army, Porridge (original series), Yes Minister/Yes Prime Minister, 'Allo 'Allo, Waiting For God, The Good Life, Mind Your Language, Dad's Army.... 

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10 hours ago, Andrew D Charger Chaser said:

Oh, man...so many....

Last of the Summer Wine, Only Fools And Horses, Black Adder, The Thin Blue Line, Dad's Army, Porridge (original series), Yes Minister/Yes Prime Minister, 'Allo 'Allo, Waiting For God, The Good Life, Mind Your Language, Dad's Army.... 

I've got about half of those in my DVD collection, and they're nearly all repeated regularly on the satellite channels (Dad's Army is currently still being shown every Saturday night on the BBC). The exception is Mind Your Language, which I don't think I've seen since the '80s - it's just too politically incorrect to show again, even though it has an 8.9 rating on IMDb. I hadn't seen Waiting For God for ages until it was repeated last year.

I see that you watched the original of Porridge. Did you catch any of the new series which aired last year in the UK? It's never going to match the original, but it was quite fun, and was done by the original writers. Another Ronnie Barker sitcom which you probably watched, Open All Hours, has also been reprised as Still Open All Hours. Arkwright has passed away, and the little shop is now being run by G-G-G-G-Granville, although the hand-eating cash register is named in honor of the former owner.

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On 09/02/2018 at 4:12 AM, RogerDuke said:

Did they make a Dukes of Hazzardshire? 

Not exactly, Roger, although there were some good car action shows in the late-70s. Unlike Dukes, the British shows were normally more gritty, adult-oriented dramas. The good guys usually had fast Fords (although they may not be models familiar to viewers in the US), and the bad guys often drove Jags!

Here's a chase from 'The Sweeney' (1975-78) - the title comes from Sweeney Todd, which is Cockney rhyming slang for "Flying Squad", a specialist branch of the Metropolitan Police.

This is a more comical chase from 'The Professionals' (1977-83). During some downtime, the agents were asked to collect a desk for their boss, but work got in the way.

The original video I posted was deleted, so I found this compilation. A clip of the deleted chase can be seen at roughly 0:53-1:00.

 

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I've just remembered another "good guy in a fast Ford, bad guy in a Jag" chase. It's from the 1975 John Wayne movie 'Brannigan'. I don't think I've ever seen the movie all the way through. All of the chase part is in the first half of this video clip. You'll have to add your own "yee-haw" at three minutes in ;).
 

 

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