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"Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white;
And reigns the winter's pregnant silence still;
No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill,
And willow stems grow daily red and bright.
These are days when ancients held a rite
Of expiation for the old year's ill,
And prayer to purify the new year's will."
Helen Hunt Jackson, A Calendar of Sonnet's: February
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Scousers and Brummies have the ugliest accents in the British Isles, study finds

mheredgemheredge TeacherHere and therePosts: 29,747 mod
A survey of what people think of regional accents has come up with no surprises when it comes to the accents from Liverpool and Birmingham.

The accent reckoned to be the nicest to the ear is from southern Ireland (but isn't always the easiest to understand).

There are some amusing links to follow to hear accents (but don't worry about the goat's accent...)

http://metro.co.uk/2014/12/10/scousers-and-brummies-have-the-ugliest-accents-in-the-british-isles-study-finds-4982330/?ito=facebook

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  • aryarchiaryarchi Posts: 864 ✭✭✭
    Ive read that English learners studying and speaking English before the age of 14,their accent would develop better.
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