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Yes, he was trying to sound like someone from Rhodesia. From IMDb: It is a Rhodesian accent, or Southern African. It is different to the South African accent, like the New Zealand and Australian accents are different. Rhodesia, now known as Zimbabwe, has a small white population who have their own accent, which is often confused with the white ...


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That's called phony accent. Ryan Gosling told to W magazine about his infamously slurry speech, "As a kid I decided that a Canadian accent doesn't sound tough. I thought guys should sound like Marlon Brando. So now I have a phony accent that I can't shake, so it's not phony anymore. I'm going for the Madonna thing, the Lady Gaga thing--a phony ...


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I'm not a dialectologist either, but I can tell you that within the British Isles there are several regional accents and dialects (even just among the "English" parts). The US is a much larger area and, while populated by Europeans for a much shorter time, still has many regional variations. Just within the state of North Carolina (where I live) there are ...



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