Accents Archives - The Glasgow Guardian

RP: Received Pronunciation, or just Really Posh?

23rd November 2023

Writer Rosie Park (another RP), explores the nuances of verbal classism in the UK; the entrenchment of class into British and Irish accents and the (justified?) Celtic prejudice against the widely renowned RP accent. Before moving to Glasgow from Belfast, my Northern Irish accent rarely crossed my mind. Freshers’ week, however, quickly brought my accent ...

Speaking out against accent discrimination at uni

11th February 2021

Softening of regional accents is rife at universities, but you should never need to change yourself to feel like you belong. This article may be about accent softening at university, but I’ve been working on my accent for much longer. At 11 years old, I knew that all the rich and successful people on the ...