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  11 months ago +490

    What accent does everyone find hard to imitate?

    • Galaxy Gacha
      Galaxy Gacha 3 days ago


    • liam whitcombe
      liam whitcombe 15 days ago

      The Black Country accent. Without sounding like a thick as shit Brummie

    • Damians Underpants
      Damians Underpants 17 days ago

      @SomeBloke8895 Yeh, they should have put in Leeds at least.

    • Damians Underpants
      Damians Underpants 17 days ago +1

      @Jeremy Brookes There's a huge difference the Edinburgh and Glasgow accents but you'd have to be a Scot like me to recognize this. The "clearest English" accent is regarded to be from Inverness. (Although like Cockney, it's dying out). And "saaf" England has many accents. Even Kent has a few. The Medway accent sounds like an attempt at trying to talk like an East-Ender.
      A few miles east or south (I'm talking about the working class) it turns into a kind of mixture of west country and Aussie accent. I read "on average", accents change in the UK every 23 miles.How they managed to get to this number I don't know.

    • Damians Underpants
      Damians Underpants 17 days ago

      The Welsh accent seems a bit Indian sometimes.

  • Christopher Dale
    Christopher Dale 7 hours ago

    If you can say 'Bottles of water' or summer in a Birmingham accent your doing well. I'm an Aussie and i picked up a Birummy accent at 8 it took me 2years to get my Aussie Voice back.

  • Jen Feenan
    Jen Feenan 12 hours ago

    West Country is not an accent. We have lots of different accents in Cornwall alone.

  • Private Hobby Detective

    In the future, please ditch these embarrasing intros and get straight to the stuff. Please!

  • Prof. Hidgens’ Turtleneck

    i could heat the thumbnail dndndjd

  • Vinnie Mealwood
    Vinnie Mealwood 2 days ago +2

    Nobody has ever nailed my Welsh Valleys accent. Except for Tom Jones. Because he's Welsh.
    Cymru Am Byth!🐲

  • Maxim Edwards
    Maxim Edwards 2 days ago

    Can't hear the so called accents because You won't shut up.

  • Maxim Edwards
    Maxim Edwards 2 days ago

    What is this crap.

  • Ricky Ray
    Ricky Ray 2 days ago

    Scouse? Sounds like Combo from This is England

  • Mike Speed
    Mike Speed 3 days ago

    "Oooze coat is that jac...jet"

  • John Smith
    John Smith 3 days ago

    Liam Neeson does not have an Ulster accent

  • 19bootsy68
    19bootsy68 4 days ago

    Finally The Toon win somemit. I'm gana gan tu the nettie nuw.

  • Joe Ghannam
    Joe Ghannam 4 days ago

    It's the same for germany. There are about 12 different german accents, depending on what state hood your from. Berlin, high german, low german etc.

  • Imaspecofdust
    Imaspecofdust 5 days ago

    Im just gonna stuck with copying accents from other languages-

  • Osama Bin Wheelie
    Osama Bin Wheelie 5 days ago

    Mancunian not usually listed as a prominent UK accent? Mate you are from the UK you should be reading this script aloud and thinking who the fuck wrote this shite

  • Mishy Crawford
    Mishy Crawford 5 days ago

    What about the gypsy accent like brad Pitt did in snatch ?

  • Mark Smith
    Mark Smith 6 days ago

    Load of bollox...

  • Arthur Giles
    Arthur Giles 6 days ago

    I do wish you´d given them a chance to speak, all we got was you waffling, then two or three words in accent - then you again ! I turned off after about half-way.

  • Javier Coelho
    Javier Coelho 8 days ago

    what is the name of the police show on #7 west country??

  • Marky Marco
    Marky Marco 10 days ago

    Lancashire #1.

  • Marky Marco
    Marky Marco 10 days ago

    The hardest English accent to imitate is the London accent, because the people trying to imitate it are from India, Poland and Paquistan.

  • Maria Helena Preiman
    Maria Helena Preiman 10 days ago

    Is it just me or does the man on the thumbnail look like Walder Frey?

  • Callum Bush
    Callum Bush 11 days ago

    Even a professor sounds stupid with a brummie accent!

  • Gold Baby
    Gold Baby 11 days ago

    no idea. go to north Scotland and go to Aberdeen these accents are to hard to understand! Scotland has 1 accent here don't think so

  • Ewan H
    Ewan H 11 days ago

    If you know what the show fae the Glaswegian one is your fucking a hero

  • Alan Thomas
    Alan Thomas 12 days ago

    Although nearby , Stoke on Trent.

  • Marcin Wojtaszczyk
    Marcin Wojtaszczyk 12 days ago

    2:28... classic life situation in UK

  • Daniel Elder
    Daniel Elder 12 days ago

    Shall we go for a ruby

  • Corn Fed
    Corn Fed 13 days ago

    Less explaining. Less showing of actors faking it badly. Very poorly done video.

  • Hazard _ R6
    Hazard _ R6 13 days ago

    Theres no such thing of Ulster English

  • Lucy Ewbank
    Lucy Ewbank 13 days ago

    Why isn’t Carlisle on here

  • 1YangYing
    1YangYing 14 days ago

    David Bradley as Walder Frey in GoT was very funny

  • carl marsden
    carl marsden 14 days ago

    Best accent ever...Derbyshire

  • Edward Gill
    Edward Gill 15 days ago

    Someone say who the blond dish in her undies at 7:14 is. :)

  • Emilie Amelia
    Emilie Amelia 15 days ago +1

    Whats an ulster English accent? Never heard of it. Sounds kinda like a NORTHERN IRISH accent and its easy to do. And the Glasgow accent is seriously easy. Go to Glasgow for ten minutes and you'll spend week trying to shake it.

  • The Old Wolf
    The Old Wolf 15 days ago +1

    Yorkshire twang is lovely to listen to, but it got folded in to the "western dialects" section here.

  • Tony Sole
    Tony Sole 15 days ago

    Try a Norfolk accent you wanker!

  • Herman Munster
    Herman Munster 15 days ago

    I'm a Geordie, and I can easily spot a fake a mile off. I usually say "Hei man, what the fuck di yi think ya deein ye radgy?" Briefly translated "oh my word, what on earth are you trying to achieve, you utter imbecile?"
    But most impersonators end up sounding like Mackems (Wearsiders) or Smoggies (Tees siders)
    Not many outsiders can master the Geordie vocab.

  • liam whitcombe
    liam whitcombe 15 days ago

    No one, but NO ONE can do a Black Country accent without sounding like a Brummie

    • liam whitcombe
      liam whitcombe 15 days ago


  • Fred Stephens
    Fred Stephens 16 days ago

    These are all easy come on watchmojo

  • Bishop Howells
    Bishop Howells 16 days ago

    Forrester [Forest Of Dean] has got to be the most challenging. At the last attempted recital of local poetry classic " The 'azards of chimuck zwippin " the orator accidentally strangled themselves with their own tongue

  • shinabhfuil1
    shinabhfuil1 16 days ago

    Ulster English. . . . . Ulster English. . . . Every county in Ulster has a different accent . . . . This video is just pointless 🙈🙈

  • Malia Laguisa
    Malia Laguisa 17 days ago

    Omg was that a real place in wales?

  • Malia Laguisa
    Malia Laguisa 17 days ago

    Cockney is actually easy for me

  • Lee stean
    Lee stean 17 days ago

    Don't need ta learn how ta master tha cockney accent I was born with that gift

  • aneet k
    aneet k 17 days ago

    scouse accent

  • Adam Karim
    Adam Karim 18 days ago


  • Debauchery
    Debauchery 18 days ago +1

    I have an RP accent personally, the amount of times I've been called posh is unbelievable...

    • RobBCactive
      RobBCactive 15 days ago

      If you talk RP, you're talking proper posh!

  • Super Lufc
    Super Lufc 18 days ago

    What a misinformed video 😂

  • christakisf Christakisf

    Which accent is yours?

  • Ali Barsnack
    Ali Barsnack 19 days ago +1

    I'm a Geordie. I was in London and some Indian bloke shouted at me "Wey aye man! Am gan yem!" Everyone laughed. I replied with "But but ding ding 2.99" and everyone stopped laughing.

  • Johnny Ryefield
    Johnny Ryefield 19 days ago

    next time more native speakers examples, less narrating

  • Suffolk Fox
    Suffolk Fox 19 days ago

    No one can ever get Suffolk right. EVER. Unless you're from Suffolk.

  • YourAverageBriton
    YourAverageBriton 19 days ago

    A couple of mates (when first meeting them) thought I sounded Brummie even though I'm from Leicester and have never been to Birmingham in my life- don't know if I can actually speak in that dialect or if they just think any deep Midlands voice is Brummie.

  • Trent Long
    Trent Long 19 days ago +1

    Love the Uk accents im from hawaii. And our flag is the union jack and the way our island loves all things British. Geordie, ulster, are ones that I like.

  • Fiona Belbin
    Fiona Belbin 19 days ago +3

    Bit sad a northern Sheffield accent wasn’t on there

  • Tonydjjokerit
    Tonydjjokerit 19 days ago

    Geordie Hard?????Nah!!Try Mackem (Sunderland)even harder to imitate,so is New York and Bostonian (US)

  • Ivan Aganin
    Ivan Aganin 19 days ago

    For me, as a non-English speaker, the most difficult to understand was the main character's speech in the show bodyguard, I just can't make out without subtitles what he says

  • Lorenzo Fontana
    Lorenzo Fontana 19 days ago

    I don't need explanations, I need examples of accents. worst video ever.

  • the awesome gamer//tag//graeme

    Yer orite mate

  • Valerie Norton
    Valerie Norton 20 days ago

    Thomas O'Dea???? Who the 🤷‍♀️ are you 🖕

  • Professor Moriarty
    Professor Moriarty 21 day ago

    Michael Caine is not a Cockney he came from south London

  • Katie Johnston
    Katie Johnston 21 day ago

    Very good

  • jon hillman
    jon hillman 21 day ago

    i saw a documentary about wolverhampton street people. i could only understand about 50% of it.

  • Galaxy Gacha
    Galaxy Gacha 21 day ago +3

    I'm Welsh and that's what I sound like 😂😂😂🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

  • Max Caysey
    Max Caysey 21 day ago

    What do you call the accent that Sporty Spice spoke with back in the day?

  • Alistair Ewen
    Alistair Ewen 21 day ago

    I speak doric!!!!

  • Fract LightSh0w
    Fract LightSh0w 22 days ago

    6:48 ay my uncle alan!

  • Mr. Unlicensed
    Mr. Unlicensed 22 days ago

    Just call Ulster English a Northern irish accent because we're not from England

  • Jim Quicksilver
    Jim Quicksilver 23 days ago

    Dundonian should be on this list.

  • Gary Gecko
    Gary Gecko 23 days ago

    I swear if essex isnt here then fuck all

  • neil Taylor
    neil Taylor 23 days ago

    these are not 2 hard really i was born in the north of the uk so its natural but i myself speak proper words so its funny when i understand it and others dont

  • tHeWasTeDYouTh
    tHeWasTeDYouTh 25 days ago

    2:29 that is fucking Walder Frey...........and the Janitor from Hogwarts!

    GEROLD WAEFLER 25 days ago

    The exemples are way to short. Particularly if you are not an english speeking human, we need much longer exemples from each Accent.

  • Noah Nobody
    Noah Nobody 25 days ago

    2:27 I'm English and is that real language or just gibberish for comedic value?

  • Alex Harrison
    Alex Harrison 26 days ago +1

    You didn't mention the Rutland accent. Russel Crowe was meant to be imitating this in Robin Hood, and failed so hard! It surpasses the imitation difficulty of any of the accents you mentioned in this video (in my opinion)

    • YourAverageBriton
      YourAverageBriton 19 days ago

      I didn't even know that Rutland had their own dialect. I always thought it was just similar to Leicestershire's dialect (since when the county is mentioned, it includes Rutland most of the time).

  • Lyca31
    Lyca31 26 days ago

    I have a Lancashire accent. Think of Game of Thrones Bronn and to a lesser extent Yoren though his accent is a little thicker than a Lancashire. Also I come from a part of Lancashire with a less pronounced accent.
    My Dad was from Nelson and as a kid I sometimes couldn't understand certain words.
    When I was 20 I moved to London to live and work and no-one at work could understand me and I couldn't understand them. after a few weeks a Scouse guy joined. I couldn't understand a work he said and he couldn't understand a word I said.
    Then one of my London friends said. "Wow, you can tell you two come from the same place." We both at the same time exclaimed: "You cheeky bastard!" XD

  • fjellyo32
    fjellyo32 27 days ago +1

    Aren't accents dying out slowly? At least in Germany it is like that :).

  • Peter Williams
    Peter Williams 27 days ago

    There is NO generic Welsh accent. The one used was a perceived Central Valleys one. Additionally, there are two main languages here and place names are generally from the native Welsh. There are regional differences /accents, when speaking Welsh, as well. Get it right!

  • Remorse
    Remorse 28 days ago

    Oi m8 u fookin wat

  • foxb319
    foxb319 28 days ago

    i hate the mancunian accent horrible

  • steven cook
    steven cook 29 days ago

    Thumb nail looks like an older version of Peter Garrett.

  • agpoe
    agpoe 29 days ago

    So I missed the show 'Game on'. It used to air (I think) around 2000 or something, maybe a bit earlier

  • Matte Matte
    Matte Matte 29 days ago

    Harry Kane has his own accent.

  • Watson Everly
    Watson Everly 29 days ago

    cockney "not usually listed as a prominent UK accent" ... ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? It's first on EVERY SINGLE LIST on the matter.

    • Watson Everly
      Watson Everly 29 days ago

      this video would have been relevant 100-150 years ago. but no more.

  • Don Bean
    Don Bean 29 days ago +5

    This video is extraordinary. Not a single accent depicted is actually accurate.

  • 815n Bien
    815n Bien 29 days ago

    I want to hear the accents not your explanations, I hate this

  • Scipio Africanus
    Scipio Africanus Month ago

    I don't NARRRRRRR

  • trysometruth
    trysometruth Month ago

    You dumbwads. The difficulty of the accents should be obvious. The reason it's so hard to master the accents is because they only let you hear five words of each one!

  • desmundio
    desmundio Month ago


  • Daft Everton
    Daft Everton Month ago +2

    Deffo from The Wirral you kid. Or L17. Cant decide.

  • Crazycactus MAN
    Crazycactus MAN Month ago

    I’m scouse

  • Matty Lamb
    Matty Lamb Month ago

    David Platt on Corrie has a Yorkshire, not a Manc accent!

    • kazam Shah
      kazam Shah 29 days ago

      Thats coz He`s from New Pudsey.

  • plainlogic
    plainlogic Month ago

    The hardest accent is the sterile American TV accent. It's not real

  • Louise Ricketts
    Louise Ricketts Month ago +2

    It's Liam Gallagher, you know what I mean?

  • Harley Bircher
    Harley Bircher Month ago

    #1.. Drunk Ozzy Osbourne

  • STRK 94
    STRK 94 Month ago

    thats nothing compare to where i live ,a town mile away has a different language

  • Graham Scott
    Graham Scott Month ago

    a little less of your voice would have been better.

  • mary mulligan
    mary mulligan Month ago

    It’s called a northern Irish accent, not Ulster English...

  • john gunning
    john gunning Month ago

    Sorry, this is not worth watching to the end.