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British Isles accent map: Can you tell them apart?

Tap or click on 'play' to start the game

Published 11/05/2016

There are 56 recognised accents across the UK - tap/click play, have a listen and see if you can you tell them apart.

The results for the Northern Irish accent show that it has a remarkable 69.79% correct answer rate; which is one of the highest out of all of the 15 dialects chosen to be part of the map.

This makes Northern Ireland one of the most recognisable accents in the UK, just finishing behind RP English and Glaswegian. It also finished just 0.25% more recognisable than the southern Irish accent, which had 69.54% correct answers.

You know you're from Belfast when...You know at least one person called Mackers or Smickers
You know you're from Belfast when...You know at least one person called Mackers or Smickers
You've been offered five lighters for £1
You can ask police officers if they have any craic and not get arrested.
Can say you are going for a poke and not get funny looks
You know what a 'fleg' is
Your friends still call you by your childhood nickname
You remember when skipping school was 'doing the beak'
You're never cold but sometimes Baltic
The sight of 12-year-olds smoking is normal
You know what a 'barrack buster' is and at one time this was your favourite carry-out
You have used the phrase "will you see me / my mate"
The smell of slurry in the country makes you gag
You have been to Dempsey's for a 16th or 18th birthday party
Jim McDonald from Coronation Street and Eamonn Holmes embarrass you
You've had a ginger-haired friend called 'Fanta Pants'
Your granny had a framed picture of the Pope or the Queen in the living room but never both
Anyone who doesn't have a number one back and sides haircut is a hippy
You are a half decent pool player and know your way around a snooker table
You know what the words 'space-cadet' and 'rocket' really mean
You think that if you can't see the Harland and Wolff cranes from your bedroom window you are a culchie
You know what real rain is like
You're passionate about an English or Scottish football team
You have owned a pair of Nike Air Max 'gutties' at some stage
You have purchased a single cigarette a some stage of your life.
You frequented a country park or waste ground each weekend to drink alcohol
You are 27-years-old, married with two kids, a dog and have a mortgage of your own. When you are home for Christmas and your parents are away for a couple of days you still think: 'Sweet, free house!'
You know what a 'steeko' or 'spide' is and have a tendency to turn into one after drinking a few pints. "Here's me wha?".

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