There are reports Cheryl Cole has been dropped from The X Factor in America because of her Geordie accent.
Is language snobbery alive and well? Can you only get on in life if you have a plum in your mouth? Can your accent hold you back?
Nicky Campbell takes your calls, with guests including Mancunian Terry Christian, and an elocutionist from Newcastle who believes people might judge her as working class or thick if she speaks in a Geordie accent.