Hugh Grant?

Zpivat   Sunday, July 27, 2003, 15:13 GMT
Well, I know Hugh Grant is from London, right? But I don't think his accent is cockney, or is it? What's his called? I really love it. It sounds so posh and elegant.
mjd   Sunday, July 27, 2003, 17:30 GMT
I can't be certain...but it's probably a posh accent.
Kristin   Monday, July 28, 2003, 00:57 GMT
Poshy cocky.
Clark   Monday, July 28, 2003, 01:26 GMT
He sounds RP-ish to me.
David Bosch   Monday, July 28, 2003, 03:38 GMT
Yes, He sounds RP to me as well.
Simon   Monday, July 28, 2003, 06:19 GMT
Yes, posh. RP, Eton, etc.
Tom   Monday, July 28, 2003, 09:38 GMT
If you want to sound like Hugh Grant, all you need to do is learn to use three words: "frightful", "dreadful", and "quite".
Simon   Monday, July 28, 2003, 10:25 GMT
Well quite.
Tom   Monday, July 28, 2003, 12:04 GMT

[Hugh Grant's] contrition was so winning that one cartoonist suggested he could make big money as a spokesman for governments accused of human rights abuses. (On Saddam Hussein's gassing of the Kurds: "Rather a bad move ... terribly sorry." On the Serb-led slaughter in Sarajevo: "Most embarrassing ... frightful lapse in judgment.")
Simon   Monday, July 28, 2003, 13:01 GMT
Yes but then we have a strong diplomatic tradition.

Captain Darling on his way to fight on the front line (and almost certainly be killed) in Blackadder Goes Forth (imagine stereoptypically British phlegma):
- Made a note in my diary on my way here. Simply says 'bugger'.
Antonio   Tuesday, July 29, 2003, 13:39 GMT
I wouldn´t say Hugh is RP.
Posh? Yes, but be careful when saying that. Londoner, yes. RP? No.
Antonio   Tuesday, July 29, 2003, 13:41 GMT
All foreigners confuse RP.
franke potente   Tuesday, July 29, 2003, 18:47 GMT
and i suppose that you are an expert about english accents, being portuguese and all. clark, david bosch and simon are correct. and they all have knowledge of englih language. so don't say that all foreigners confuse rp you jerk.
Chantal   Tuesday, July 29, 2003, 20:31 GMT
I don't think Hugh Grant's accent is cockney. Londoner yes.
to franke potente   Wednesday, July 30, 2003, 19:08 GMT
wrong mate.