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Call You & Yours: Do people treat you differently because of your accent?

Call You & Yours: Do people treat you differently because of your accent?
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Call You & Yours: Do people treat you differently because of your accent?

The crossbench peer Lord Digby Jones has criticised presenter Alex Scott's pronunciation during BBC coverage of the Olympics. He objected to the way that the TV presenter and former professional footballer drops the letter 'g'. He tweeted: Enough! I can’t stand it anymore! Competitors are NOT taking part in the fencin, rowin, boxin, kayakin, weightliftin & swimmin.

Alex Scott responded saying she's proud of her accent and working-class, east London roots.

We want to know: do people treat you differently because of your accent?

Perhaps you've felt the need to change the way you speak in order to get on in the workplace, or in social circles. Or do you have an accent that has opened doors for you? What assumptions do you think people have made about you, because of the way you speak?

Email youandyours@bbc.co.uk and don't forget to leave a phone number so we can contact you. From 11.00 am on Tuesday 3rd August, you can call us direct on 03700 100 444.

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  • Tue 3 Aug 2021 12:18

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