Evolving English WordBank
Mr Tickle in a London accent
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Evolving English VoiceBank
Evolving English exhibition, Paccar Gallery, British Library, London
'Mr Tickle' (© 1971) was written by Roger Hargreaves.
b. 1952, male
The Evolving English VoiceBank is a collection of recordings of a reading passage, Mr Tickle, contributed by visitors to the British Library’s Evolving English exhibition in 2010/11. Comprising speakers of all ages and embracing varieties of English in the UK and overseas including non-native speakers, the VoiceBank constitutes a snapshot of English accents worldwide at the start of the 21st century.
Self-defined linguistic identity: originally from Cyprus; grew up in North West London; 'working-class'; smattering of 'Cockney rhyming'