ACCENTS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS!
At the risk of offending my English friends, I always said it was true, but nobody would believe me... Ach!
SCOTS accents can be a boost in a business career, a survey has revealed.
But a strong English regional accent can prejudice bosses against you.
A poll revealed 77 per cent rated those with Home Counties accents as generally successful.
Scots were seen as successful by 63 per cent and hardworking by 61 per cent - ahead of the Home Counties on 50 per cent.
But 64 per cent of business people regard those with a Liverpudlian twang as being generally unsuccessful, followed by those with a West Midlands accent (63), Cockney (52) and Geordie or West Country (48).
A spokesman for the communications company behind the survey said: "Accents can speak louder than words."Even if you think like Albert Einstein, it is a fact that if you sound like Vera Duckworth (Coronation Street,) you will face prejudices in the business world"
Have a Happy and Blessed New Year, including the English! "Fur we're no awa tae bide awa!"