Top 10 Hardest UK Accents To Imitate

  • Published on Jun 23, 2018
  • Top 10 Hardest UK Accents To Imitate
    These British-based vocal tones are really difficult to recreate. For this list, we're counting down the UK accents that can prove especially tricky to imitate - from Geordie enthusiasm to well-rounded Welsh. How many of these accents can you pull off??
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    Special thanks to our user RichardFB for submitting the idea on our interactive suggestion tool:
    #10. Cockney
    #9. Mancunian
    #8. Ulster English
    #7. West Country
    #6. Scouse
    #5. Glaswegian
    #4. Received Pronunciation
    #3, #2, #1: ???
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  • WatchMojoUK
    WatchMojoUK  10 months ago +419

    What accent does everyone find hard to imitate?

  • ScienceRaven
    ScienceRaven 14 hours ago

    the editor did a crap intro with crap cartoon.

  • big boris
    big boris 15 hours ago

    Cornwall has a different accent every town

  • Gordon Bennett
    Gordon Bennett 15 hours ago

    As usual Cumbria (Cumberland), is omited, I would love to hear anyone south of Kendal attempt it, the dialect around Whitehaven and Workington, not to mention the oldtime farmers out in the lakes area.

  • BarbarianBreed
    BarbarianBreed 16 hours ago

    The Brummie accent is always poorly imitated, Especially on Peaky Blinders. Most people confuse the Birmingham twang with Black country Spake.

  • Lorraine TheFam
    Lorraine TheFam 17 hours ago

    You forgot Doric I dare you to do doric

  • tim
    tim 23 hours ago

    I'am s'o a'm'e'r'i'c'a'n, I've never been to UK but would loved to travel there, and I like apostrophes.

  • Hollie Dixon
    Hollie Dixon Day ago

    I’m probably classed as Geordie from all these xxx

  • Hollie Dixon
    Hollie Dixon Day ago +1

    I love the Red Dwarf was used for Scouse!! So happy xxx

  • Tilly T
    Tilly T Day ago

    Black Country accents are far more difficult than Birmingham accents tbh ; Try visiting Dudley or Tipton !

  • Jeff Walker
    Jeff Walker 2 days ago

    The Teesside accent is probably one of the hardest to copy (apparently, most actors hate trying to emulate it and generally come up with a georgie accent).

  • Michael Galster
    Michael Galster 2 days ago

    Irish pikeys

  • Morningstar Ghuleh
    Morningstar Ghuleh 3 days ago

    A lot of these accents used were not very strong. I mean Rob Brydon's accent?? Hahahaha,, you could have chosen someone who sounded much more Welsh. My step grandfather was from Glasgow, and 50 years of him being in another country, he's still nearly impossible to understand. As for the guy from Cornwall I used to work with... wow.

    IM_AWESOME_SNM • 3 days ago

    so I've heard people imitate the majority of these flawlessly but nobody can do a yorkshire accent properly so why on earth isn't it in the video?? i get so agitated hearing people try imitate us completely wrong 😂

  • Ella Lewis
    Ella Lewis 3 days ago

    Omg GLC has made it!!!

  • Mike Poop
    Mike Poop 3 days ago

    I'm watching this just to see if mines in here Lancashire Burnley haha.

  • lilly mai
    lilly mai 4 days ago

    Cockney is easy to understand to be honest tho. Or is that just me its hard to imitate if you aren't a Londoner but as English accents go it's probably one of the easiest to understand. I live in Southampton in the South obviously and for me when Scottish people speak really fast I can't understand or people with different accents to me who are drunk I find it very hard to interpret. Lol

  • Craig Winter
    Craig Winter 4 days ago

    Why do the americans call my cockney accent australian

  • rilsen
    rilsen 4 days ago

    2:27 Walder Frey

  • Gold Vogel
    Gold Vogel 4 days ago

    I think British dialects are much easier to understand than German dialects. I'm not a native speaker but I can follow most of the dialects....but I can't actually understand many German dialect speakers even though I AM a German dialect speaker....

  • savagemusicalykidsrock 123

    What tf did that old man say😂😂😂😂

  • Raph L
    Raph L 4 days ago +4

    *_"Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch"_* had to be a Welshman's idea of a *practical joke.*
    _(I've had to edit that name about 23 times...)_

  • Kathryn Bell
    Kathryn Bell 5 days ago

    Well that was shite! And my accent (Geordie) had 3 total fakes, not a real example at aal!!

  • iceturtle 1025
    iceturtle 1025 5 days ago +1

    Do you mean, Occupied Ireland?

  • A.
    A. 5 days ago

    AS A NON NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKER, I gotta say that scouse and georgie sound very similar to me. That's probably crazy for a brit to read, but it's just that I think celebrities tend to soften their accents and then what they maintain is mostly intonation and specific pronunciations to some words, which is kinda similar in both of them. That woman from the X factor (georgie) and Jodie Comer (scouse) sound pretty much the same.

  • LR nuggetz
    LR nuggetz 6 days ago

    Macum is harder than gorde

  • TL Strength & Conditioning

    Michael Caine came from "Sarf London", so his accent wasn't cockney"!

  • Meapkeu
    Meapkeu 6 days ago

    I’m a third Welsh and a third Gordie, Yeetus

  • DeltaSilver88
    DeltaSilver88 6 days ago

    So, the first RP example was an Australian...

  • ScouserLegend
    ScouserLegend 7 days ago

    Why the fuck would you use Paul McCartney as a Scouse example.

    • Morten Aanstad
      Morten Aanstad 4 days ago

      He's from Liverpool, though probably not a good representative

    LILTLE FUSE 7 days ago

    I'm welsh

  • smith23
    smith23 8 days ago

    What about Grimsby? The town has an accent of it's own..."ur" (or "ir") is pronounced "air" (fairst, wairst, lairn), "ar" is pronounced "aaa" (shaaak, caaa paaak)

  • Zoe Dixon
    Zoe Dixon 8 days ago +1

    I'm originally mancunian but have lived in Cornwall for 7 years and I've still got a northern accent

  • victor xyz123_xyz456

    6:34 yo wtf

  • absoftitanium
    absoftitanium 9 days ago

    Mel Gibson is a fookin' tosser!

  • Luke Boyce
    Luke Boyce 10 days ago

    A bit groundskeeper willy 😂😂😂😂😂

  • Julie Gogola
    Julie Gogola 10 days ago

    I've only found about 4 to be really hard to understand. The guy in the video that the cops couldn't understand was the MOST hard for me to understand. Ozzy IS hard to understand, I think he just slurrs his words together, and IF he didn't do that he would be fine, I'd heard him talk years ago, and he did have a stutter, BUT, you could make out most of what he said. Sharon was raised in London I THINK, so, she has a much more "Queens English" accent. Leslie Neilson has a clear way of talking NOT like many Irish accents, I had visited Ireland back in 2001 very breifly, we went to Britain and took a ferry ride to Ireland and when Irish people speak too quickly it is so hard to understand them, I am thinking Nielson had simply learned to speak slowly so in American films and shows we can understand him.
    I can understand the SCOUSE accent, at least I can understand Paul Mc cartny fine, and it seems to me anyway to be a matter of them speaking so fast that the words run together, BUT, the old guy that the cops couldn't even understand, now THAT seems to be much more than him talking too fast.
    I'm sure I've missed something BUT I would need to watch it again and take notes, which is a bit too much effort, I watch many videos about many things.

  • Wheelie Blind
    Wheelie Blind 10 days ago

    West Country lol yea that's the one I will pick to learn how to do.

  • Steven Bingham
    Steven Bingham 11 days ago

    I was born in Wolverhampton (near Birmingham) left when I was 9 moved to Manchester left when I was 17 and been in London over 30 years and only people in London can actually guess where I'm from after listening to me for a while. The word 'Brother' or when I say it 'Bruver' and also 'Birmingham' this actually gives me away. Other than that My accent has changed to been more Southern sounding. My Bruver who stayed in Manchester has a mix of the Black Country and Mancunian.

  • DavidUKesb
    DavidUKesb 11 days ago

    Nottingham is officially the hardest UK accent to imitate. So much so that literally nobody from outside the area can do it, or even come close.

  • robert walton
    robert walton 11 days ago

    Let's get one thing understood. English people speaking English (same in any sovereign nation) do NOT have accents ! They have local dialects. Foreigners who speak English have accents. Some foreigners who learnt English in England can have both. Americans, Canadians and Aussies and Kiwis et al have accents but also their own local dialects.

  • Logan Gaming
    Logan Gaming 12 days ago

    I didn’t find the Glaswegian accent hard a am Glaswegian I’m Fay Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

  • brike70
    brike70 12 days ago


  • wunas96
    wunas96 12 days ago

    No. Most of these are fairly well-known and easy to imitate. The rarer accents are likely to be harder

  • Vin Cameron
    Vin Cameron 13 days ago

    I love hearing people trying to do Doric, the local language in Aberdeen hahahaha

    • Vin Cameron
      Vin Cameron 13 days ago

      A ken a ken im, but a da ken far a ken im fae

  • Ovoevevev Ev
    Ovoevevev Ev 13 days ago

    YAY I RANKED NUMBA 1!!!!!!!

  • Ovoevevev Ev
    Ovoevevev Ev 13 days ago

    For #4, Did you mean call it bender accent?

  • Screw The Net
    Screw The Net 14 days ago

    6:33 Somehow I know that word was used in the real news for the Uk...but still....WHAT INANE JIBBER JABBER! That word literally has 10 syllables. O>o ugh..welsh...bless their hearts. lol

  • Joker Rules
    Joker Rules 15 days ago

    Where’s the hull accent

  • Joker Rules
    Joker Rules 15 days ago

    I’m a the Brit here

    hull well my mum and dad are from Scotland but I was born in hull

  • ahmed koulougli
    ahmed koulougli 15 days ago

    The London accent is the modern London English accent

  • Tommy you'll get over it
    Tommy you'll get over it 16 days ago +1

    Geordi sounds like a German mixed with Chinese

  • Jake Bramley
    Jake Bramley 16 days ago

    I'm a manc so I can't imitate its just natural

  • Asgard Ninja
    Asgard Ninja 17 days ago

    These are no challenge for most Britons

  • love connection ally
    love connection ally 18 days ago

    ... Looks for the jk episode 😂

  • Michael Bamber
    Michael Bamber 19 days ago

    Thank God I don't sound like Noel Gallagher or walk like him as I'm from Manchester born and bread

  • dogma jones
    dogma jones 19 days ago

    Thumbnail = my reaction to the title of this video.

  • Timmy B
    Timmy B 20 days ago

    shut the fuck up and let them talk

  • Warrior Star
    Warrior Star 21 day ago

    I can do a pretty good scouse.

  • williamgeorgefraser
    williamgeorgefraser 22 days ago +17

    Aberdonian is unintelligible to everyone, even other Scots.

  • Katie Jones
    Katie Jones 22 days ago


  • Carlito Reid
    Carlito Reid 22 days ago +1

    Dumbest list I've ever seen. N.Irish, Welsh and Scottish are without doubt the hardest accents to imitate because of
    A) The sheer amount of different dialects we have
    B) The speed at which we speak to one another
    I've seen many tv & films were actors have tried to imitate the Belfast accent (probably one of the easiest in Northern Ireland) and they always fall way short to the point were in becomes unbearable to listen to.
    You have put 'Received Pronunciation' in at #4, yet there are thousands of Actors who can do this 'accent' effectively.

  • urabampot
    urabampot 23 days ago


  • m whittaker
    m whittaker 23 days ago

    Rather than take the lazy way out by putting together clips of actors who may or may not be doing a good regional accent - I would have found this more interesting if you’d actually gone out and done “man on the street” interviews with locals in each area

  • sonicwingnut
    sonicwingnut 23 days ago

    Teesside chav accent is pretty bad, basically somewhere between Geordie and Yorkshire but slurred like every word is an absolute effort. Which judging by the clip of them it probably is.

  • MarcusPlier11
    MarcusPlier11 24 days ago

    What did that old man say in the West Country accent

  • Rhys Mostyn
    Rhys Mostyn 24 days ago

    You think the welsh accent is hard? I’m from Wales and I can hardly speak the language!

  • Sofía Venegas
    Sofía Venegas 25 days ago

    3:08 EMILY

  • Doug McCool
    Doug McCool 25 days ago

    I love some Liam Neeson, of course. But if his accent in "Taken" was supposed to be a northern Irish one, I don't feel that it was. Also, isn't the phrase "Ulster Irish" and not "Ulster English"? I might not know the difference, being from the States.

  • sidney greenglass
    sidney greenglass 25 days ago

    I love the Welsh and Glaswegian accents. very tricky

  • Sophie Bevan
    Sophie Bevan 26 days ago

    watchmojo be nothin' but shite innit

  • Tara Tara
    Tara Tara 27 days ago +3

    As an American, my favorite British accent is the Birmingham one.

    • Tara Tara
      Tara Tara 27 days ago

      A05 ODST Dawko is from there. He's a gamer on USclip. Maybe his accent is different somehow, though?

    • A05 ODST
      A05 ODST 27 days ago


  • Rob Richardson
    Rob Richardson 27 days ago

    Nottingham accent is difficult to imitate

  • BigChungsFortnite
    BigChungsFortnite 27 days ago +1

    Scouse is hard

  • Hanif Leylabi
    Hanif Leylabi 27 days ago

    The examples of RP given here are actually marked RP.

  • Mason Klabunde
    Mason Klabunde 28 days ago

    As an American, these all sound the same. I can tell between Welsh, Scottish, Irish, etc. However.

  • Muriel Barker
    Muriel Barker 28 days ago

    Grimsby Lincolnshire / black country accents are difficult to try to do propley

  • Jim Murray
    Jim Murray 29 days ago +1

    As far as Ozzy Osbourne goes, it should be called "Drug-Addled Birmingham".

  • Becky Griffiths
    Becky Griffiths 29 days ago +17

    I'm afraid I find labelling "Welsh" as one accent unfair. Northern and Southern accents are utterly different and valley vs town accents are also different

  • Amelia Stewart
    Amelia Stewart 29 days ago

    I’m from Liverpool 🙌

  • Peter Nixon
    Peter Nixon Month ago +1

    Nottingham is a really difficult accent to pull off. so difficult that barely anyone attempts it

  • Finlay Beattie
    Finlay Beattie Month ago

    Hehe I’m lucky I’m northern irish with Liverpool family

  • Alif Mali
    Alif Mali Month ago

    Damn british accent more hard than russian accent

  • Drahcir Nevarc
    Drahcir Nevarc Month ago

    Michael Caine's accent isn't Cockney. It's South London.

  • Spenezzet
    Spenezzet Month ago


  • Michelle Flood
    Michelle Flood Month ago

    Oh for fucks sake there’s no such thing as Ulster English it’s Northern Ireland Ulster is the province and no English in it if anything sounds very similar to lowland Scottish accent in cadence !!

  • DirtyyChimp
    DirtyyChimp Month ago

    i always thought the british accent was just one accent like the same? like that one british guy in love actually. the white guy

    • Morten Aanstad
      Morten Aanstad 4 days ago

      +Crystal Phoenix
      He must be. Nobody is this ignorant

    • Crystal Phoenix
      Crystal Phoenix 29 days ago

      Please tell me you're just trolling/joking.

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  • Jr Animator
    Jr Animator Month ago

    cantonese accent

  • Ifan Dafydd
    Ifan Dafydd Month ago +23

    More accurate title:

    "Ten most well-known British accents with bad impressions of each"

    • lilly mai
      lilly mai 4 days ago

      Agreed it didn't help the examples were by actors instead of actually using people who talk with those accents every day. The actors have to learn to copy the accents so they aren't even authentic anyway.

  • jsphat81
    jsphat81 Month ago +7

    Liam Neeson speaks Uster English in Taken? I thought it was just a bad American accent done by an Irishman.

  • Lucy Lol
    Lucy Lol Month ago

    Yay! Someone finally did the Mancunian accent!!

  • Average artist
    Average artist Month ago +1

    Why aye man the Geordie acsent is hard to understand so hard I've being called polish Russian and Turkish just because a American belter couldn't understand is and btw I've never heard such a weird job of why aye man in me life

  • GameoverUK
    GameoverUK Month ago

    Shittest video

  • Razor E
    Razor E Month ago +1

    2:28-2:35 Now that's taking the f'ing piss and shouldn't even be on the list, as it could easily pass as Chinese

  • Tyler The Creator
    Tyler The Creator Month ago +1

    You can always tell when someone faking a north london roadman accent

  • Nothing to see here. Move along.

    That newscaster should get an Oscar for that pronunciation

  • Jason Carson
    Jason Carson Month ago +2

    My bestfriend growing up and his family were from Birmingham and as an American I am proud to be fluent in it. They were a 2nd family to me growing up and hearind his dad road rage was the funniest shit ever

  • Rue Stevenson
    Rue Stevenson Month ago all sounds the same to me...

  • Ss ProVokeD sS
    Ss ProVokeD sS Month ago +1

    Every steakhouse needs one of these accents for commercials.