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I read years ago in a rally magazine (it was something to do with Fred Gallagher/Terry Harryman/Bobby Willis all co-driving at the highest level at the same time) that the Northern Irish accent is one of the most finetically perfect accents in the english speaking world!! Really, I remember some english professor or something stating in the article that to a person who does not speak english as a first language but as a second, he would be able to understand the northern accent the best as the words are pronounced literally when spoken well!! Could be a load of pineapple but I definitely read that!!I'm away to trawl through 100s of really old Carsports/Autosports and Motoring News' now to see if I can find it!!
 

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Originally posted by vatanen
I read years ago in a rally magazine (it was something to do with Fred Gallagher/Terry Harryman/Bobby Willis all co-driving at the highest level at the same time) that the Northern Irish accent is one of the most finetically perfect accents in the english speaking world!! Really, I remember some english professor or something stating in the article that to a person who does not speak english as a first language but as a second, he would be able to understand the northern accent the best as the words are pronounced literally when spoken well!! Could be a load of pineapple but I definitely read that!!I'm away to trawl through 100s of really old Carsports/Autosports and Motoring News' now to see if I can find it!!

Thats why none of them are from Derry ;)
 

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Originally posted by vatanen
I read years ago in a rally magazine (it was something to do with Fred Gallagher/Terry Harryman/Bobby Willis all co-driving at the highest level at the same time) that the Northern Irish accent is one of the most finetically perfect accents in the english speaking world!!

doesnt bobby willis have an english accent..
 

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Originally posted by vatanen
I read years ago in a rally magazine (it was something to do with Fred Gallagher/Terry Harryman/Bobby Willis all co-driving at the highest level at the same time) that the Northern Irish accent is one of the most finetically perfect accents in the english speaking world!!

doesnt bobby willis have an english accent..
thats what i always thought it sounded like !!
 
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