When Did Americans Lose Their British Accents?

Over time the British accent gave way to the American accent but oddly, it’s because the British don’t speak the way they used to.

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+15 1. Gringo_el_Diablo commented 5 years ago

Short answer...it was 1776
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-3 2. huldu commented 5 years ago

Americans evolved.
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+14 3. MrLogical commented 5 years ago

#2 Did you watch the video? It was only 2.5 mins long and he said that the Brits evolved. The Americans carried on as per usual. Watch it again.
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+4 4. thundersnow commented 5 years ago

Haha..good one #1!
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+4 5. fjwjr commented 5 years ago

OK, what did he say? I was distracted by his weird shirt pocket.
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+2 6. Bobski commented 5 years ago

At the end of the day we are all the same breed,Dutch,German,British,Australian,Americans and a few more.

BTW that song—"You Say Tomato and I Say Tomato" make no sense when you write it down!
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+1 7. Urmensch commented 5 years ago

Only Northern Ireland is part of the UK. Not the Republic of Ireland.
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0 8. ughlah commented 4 years ago

#6 In the end we all are Syrians, roundabout 12000 years ago.
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0 9. IgnaeonOLeahy commented 3 years ago

Americans have never had a British Accent.....No one does.....

There's English accents. Manchester, etc etc.

And Americans lost the English accent when we had an extreme influx of many different refugees and immigrants during the earlier years of independence, seeking "unowned" lands.

And to the 8th comment, 12,000 years ago my ancestors were arriving in Ireland, the Tuatha De Danann, killing and enslaving the tribal Fomorians/Fir Bolg that already lived there. Though, you are partially right. Science believes we all came from the cradle of humanity and first started migrating a couple million years ago. We weren't Homo sapiens sapiens at that time, mind you.