Posted: Nov 07, 2022 2:11 am
by Azaghal
Regina wrote:Wot? Somebody flipped a switch and Brits changed their accent? All of them? And in what way?

Nothing is totally homogeneous in language, but, while actors at the Globe Theatre didn't sound exactly like me, they definitely weren't speaking RP either. Here's a good rundown:

I guess the best way to explain it would be hearing JFK or Peter Griffin from Family Guy and observing "that sounds a bit silly, huh?"

Regina wrote:You do know that accents are regional and formed by class, don‘t you?

Of course, but I just don't understand why the Bard's English stopped being classy for some reason.