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Linguistic Discrimination: Should It Be Added To The List
 
# 1 : Friday 19-10-2018 @ 03:23
 
 
Should mocking a regional accent be put on the list of legally recognized discriminations, like sexism, racism, discrimination based on abilities, sexuality or membership of the travelling community?
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# 2 : Friday 19-10-2018 @ 08:14
 
 
Someone said :
Should mocking a regional accent be put on the list of legally recognized discriminations, like sexism, racism, discrimination based on abilities, sexuality or membership of the travelling community?

I dunno. Liadh Ni Riada keeps going on about being from a marginalised community. I had never considered Irish speakers to be "marginalised" upto now
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# 3 : Friday 19-10-2018 @ 13:30
 
 
Someone said :
Should mocking a regional accent be put on the list of legally recognized discriminations, like sexism, racism, discrimination based on abilities, sexuality or membership of the travelling community?

Aw, jaaaysus, what's the bleedin' story ?
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# 4 : Friday 19-10-2018 @ 19:20
 
 
NO
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# 5 : Friday 19-10-2018 @ 23:16
 
 
Nothing wrong with a bit of good humoured mockery, personally I enjoy mocking the accent of frogs.
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# 6 : Saturday 20-10-2018 @ 00:30
 
 
I'm surprised when people are defensive about their accents.
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# 7 : Saturday 20-10-2018 @ 14:31
 
 
Norn iron, merican, home countsenglish, lols
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# 8 : Friday 26-10-2018 @ 21:05
 
 
Someone said :
I'm surprised when people are defensive about their accents.

You would not be if you were told as an actor, a news reader, a front desk person, et al. , that you have to change your accent. Or that you sound too "country". Or "too posh".
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# 9 : Friday 26-10-2018 @ 23:24
 
 
Someone said :

You would not be if you were told as an actor, a news reader, a front desk person, et al. , that you have to change your accent. Or that you sound too "country". Or "too posh".

An actor would have a narrow range if they could only perform in their own accent
They have lots of newsreaders with regional accents.
And you phone anything these days - you're not going to get somebody whose first language is English ....
I'm puzzled about your point ?
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# 10 : Sunday 28-10-2018 @ 11:48
 
 
Can we still take the piss out of people who say things like "laters" and "Anyways"?
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# 11 : Sunday 28-10-2018 @ 19:27
 
 
Someone said :
Can we still take the piss out of people who say things like "laters" and "Anyways"?

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# 12 : Monday 29-10-2018 @ 11:37
 
 
No. Society is too sensitive as it is. Besides... the Dublin accent is a dreadful thing and we should all be allowed to take the piss out of it freely
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# 13 : Monday 29-10-2018 @ 12:49
 
 
Someone said :
No. Society is too sensitive as it is. Besides... the Dublin accent is a dreadful thing and we should all be allowed to take the piss out of it freely

You do know what a Tipperary accent sounds like to anybody not from tipp
Ffs culchie opens his mouth manure falls out he points at northsiders and you wonder how we arrived at a langer like Peter Casey ..
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# 14 : Wednesday 7-11-2018 @ 09:37
 
 
Someone said :

An actor would have a narrow range if they could only perform in their own accent
[...]

Ask classically trained actors how many lead roles of quality would be offered to someone with a strong Northern accent.
Now consider how many trained actors are expected to "do accents" in lead roles.
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# 15 : Wednesday 7-11-2018 @ 09:53
 
 
Someone said :

Ask classically trained actors how many lead roles of quality would be offered to someone with a strong Northern accent.
Now consider how many trained actors are expected to "do accents" in lead roles.

June Brown
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