Are you going to Birmingham for Uni? According to research by Bath Spa University, you should be pretty carful you don’t pick up any of the local lingo as it could stop you getting that grad job!
So, what did you learn today? Today the Social Student Staff learned that the “Brummie” accent is perceived as the least intelligent British accent giving a worse impression than saying absolutely nothing.
Dr Workman presented his findings at the British Psychological Society’s annual meeting in Dublin.
He said: “Surveys have shown that a lot of people associate Birmingham with criminal activity, and they associate criminal activity with low intelligence.”
“Can I just say that whenever I’ve been to Birmingham I’ve found people to be very bright and friendly.
What do you think? Is this an older generations view?