I’ve brought you a present back from the North-East and it gave me an idea. I’m starting a new category called Regional Accents, in which I’ll try and collect, as you might have already guessed, regional accents of native speakers of English and French, in an effort to illustrate the richness, vibrancy and multiple personalities of these two languages. Let’s start with the ramblings of a speaker from the North-East of England. I asked her to try and include words and phrases specific to her region as well as different pronounciations of words we’re all familiar with. I’ve highlighted a very rough area on the map below to show what I mean by "North-East".

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