That accent (video)

Cool Scottish accent(s?). Beyond that, I have no idea what’s going on in this video. But still kind of liked it.


His name is apparently Brian Limond, and he’s got a show on BBC Scotland.

PS There is some swearing in this video, but honestly, anyone who’s going to get you into trouble for it probably won’t understand it anyway.  And in that regard, I’m not responsible for anyone this video insults as I can’t understand 95% of it.

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  • hedgehoggy

    My favourite Limmy video – the language is a bit rough…

  • OMG that accent. I want one.

  • caphillprof

    We turn on the subtitles for all foreign fare: English, Irish, Scottish, Austrailian . . .

    Decades ago I went to London for a friend’s American Thanksgiving dinner. There was a very cute Scottish lad trying to make me feel welcome and I couldn’t understand over half of what he was saying. [He was straight so he wasn’t saying that.]

    My sister pulled into a gas station somewhere between Thurso and Durness and the transaction basically occurred in sign language.

  • Cletus

    And then there’s this…

  • S1AMER

    Here’s what matters: We may very soon be hearing “I do” spoken in a Scottish accent, and won’t that be grand!

    (By the way, as far as accents go, there’s no such thing as “a” Scottish accent. People in the Highlands or the border regions or the western coast or Edinburgh all sound different from each other. The analogy might be to an American “Southern accent,” a broad term that’s distinctive yet misses that Southside Virginians sound different from Georgians or from Tennesseans or from Texans. And even among Tennesseans, there’s a fair different as you move from one end of the state to the other.)

  • One of my very favorite comics, yes it helps if you speak Glaswegian. Limmy! His Fookin Brilliant! Check out some of his stuff on YouTube…Check out this little sketch:

  • No problem; I found a transcript:

    “Lorem fawking ipsum dolor sit amet, fawking consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor fawking incididunt ut labore et dolore magna fawking aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis fawking nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip fawking ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute fawking irure dolor in reprehenderit in fawking voluptate velit esse cillum fawking dolore eu fawking fugiat nulla fawking pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat fawking cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. Fawk.”

  • Vicky

    For some reason, my brain seems to associate the word “shocking” in that accent with Alan Cumming (when he’s being Alan Cumming, not an American on TV or whatever!). I still have fond memories of his earlier TV work as a Scottish air steward on a short-lived sitcom called The High Life!

  • josephsinger

    You put so much freakin’ crap on your web pages that it’s almost impossible to read anything. For God’s sake stop it!!!

  • jm2

    There is really a lot of swearing. well, he likes the word ‘fawk’ a lot! i haven’t heard the Scots ‘brogue’ in years. grew up with my grandfather speaking with it. I was amazed i understood him as well as I did. funny…

  • Scots is a hard language for Americans.

  • I very much prefer Scott Manley’s lovely brogue.

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