Why do the USA and Great Britain have so many regional variations of accents?
As far as Britain is concerned, it's because of historical borders and different invaders; also in each region words or dialects have evolved in their own way. It's like a child being influenced by the way its parents talk, by their mannerisms and expressions, whatever it hears and sees day in, day out. When one village was isolated from another, words would be used slightly differently, said slightly differently, then guarded as the inhabitants' own and it would snowball from there.
What a great question Daisy Mariposa. I am not 100% sure why this is but I guess it must be due to the variations of the English language. This is a subject quite dear to my heart because I am proud of my native county of Yorkshire and all it stands for. I now live in Cambridgeshire which has a vastly different accent to that of Yorkshire folk.Even though it is only 125 miles away from my home town of Leeds, local people here as well as work colleagues don't always understand what I am talking about as we all have strange sayings attributed to our accents. Seems like this could be a good subject for a hub. Maybe I will give it a go
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