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The Voices recordings
Listen in to the diverse voices of the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man from Shetland to Penzance. Eavesdrop on Rotarians in Pitlochry and Travellers in Belfast. Drop in on skateboarders in Milton Keynes. Overhear pigeon fanciers in Durham.

The clips are drawn from the Voices recordings which capture 1,200 people in conversation. Some of the clips are people talking about language slang, dialect, taboo words, accents. Other clips cover all sorts of subjects and simply offer a flavour of how we talk today.

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Voice of the day
Jess Hurford
Jess from Warwickshire isn't too keen on swearing.

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