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About this interview
Community centre members Community Centre members from Cardiff talk about differences in accents in neighbouring Welsh areas and discuss new slang words such as 'bling' and 'booty'.

Shadad Hamood, James Howard, Hayley Price, Catherine Rose Parker, Debby Salmoni,

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Relationship of interviewees: All visitors of the East Moors Community Centre

Where: Splott, Cardiff

Language of interview: English
About this interview
Voice clip 1
Here the group talk about the Cardiff accent and a Welsh or valleys accent. Also, they discuss how it is perceived, its stereotype and common valley jokes.

Voice clip 2
The group talk the different slang we use today, such as minted, lush and minging as well as American influences including bling for jewellery and booty - which was a baby's shoe - and is now a bottom!

This clip contains language which some may find offensive.

More clips from this interview

James Howard
James tells us what influenced him to use strong language and why he trys not to swear now.

Debby Salmoni
Debby remembers being treated badly in a shop in north Wales after, she believes, her south Walian accent revealed her home town of Cardiff.
Interview's notes

Long description of interview: East Moors Community Centre in Splott is situated in a densely-populated area of Cardiff, very near to the city centre. The area is very ethnically mixed and the speakers are four members of the English workshop plus their tutor, Catherine (Kate) Parker. Shadad Hamood is originally from Yemen and has lived in Cardiff since 1956. James Howard spoke the most along with Debby Salmoni. Debby lives in Splott and is hoping to gain qualifications and go back to work after having her children. Hayley Price has a little boy and lives in Adamsdown. Kate Parker is the group tutor and lives in Heath, Cardiff. The group became animated on the subject of swearing and being taunted because of having a Cardiff accent.

Recorded by: Anita Morgan, Radio Wales

Date of interview: 2005/01/18



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