downton accent challenge

Downton Accent Challenge: The Dowager Countess of Grantham

Good day!

My name is _______ and I welcome you to Downton Abbey.

Pronounce the following words: ghastly, room, curtsy, darling, gaiety, posh, governess, earl, rather, dowager, glass, pamuk, contrary, duke, salt, throat, loader, delightful, spoke, marriage, fellow, disturbed, lawyer, unorthodox.

Read out the following BAMF quotes in your best Violet accent:

  • What is a week-end?
  • I feel as if I were on stage at the Gaiety!
  • Sometimes I feel as if I were living in an H.G.Wells novel.
  • Well, we could always start with Mrs. Crawley and Lady Grantham.
  • Oh, I do hope I’m interrupting something.
  • No Englishman would dream of dying in someone else’s house!
  • But if there are relapses…what then? Amputation in the dining room? Resuscitation in the pantry?
  • One can’t go to pieces at the death of every foreigner. We’d all be in a constant state of collapse whenever we opened a newspaper!
  • No doubt you’ll regard this as rather unorthodox, my pushing in to a man’s bedroom uninvited.
  • She looked like Juliet, on awakening in the tomb.
  • I’m a woman, Mary. I can be as contrary as I choose.
  • Oh, I don’t think things are quite that desperate.
  • No one wants to kiss a girl in black.
  • I have a cold!
  • She is an obstacle to your happiness dear and must be removed.
  • Really, Rosamund, there is no need to sound so gleeful. You sound like Robespierre lopping off the head of Marie Antoinette!
  • I would just say one thing… marriage is a long business, there’s no getting out of it for our kind of people. You may live forty…fifty years with one of these two women. Just make sure you have selected the right one.

To end the audio post, say whatever kickass phrase you wish in the voice of Violet Crawley.


Downton Accent Challenge

I need your help guys, my list is very Violet-M/M based, lol! If you have any good ones to mind, then reply to this post or inbox me or whatever, and I’ll add them to the list! :P Any takers?

e.g. “We can’t have him assassinated… I suppose…” or “If you like a good argument, we should see more of each other.” or “MR PAMUUUUK!” hahaha.

Oh, and I need O'Brien/Thomas quotes, they’re so funny, lol. Like the giraffe, and noodle and other ones!