WATCH: One Woman, 17 British Accents

We’re endlessly fascinated with Britain and its myriad of native accents: you can drive 50 miles in one direction and not be able to understand what people are saying. Enter Siobhan Thompson, who, in the latest episode of our Anglophenia YouTube series, performs 17 regional accents of the British Isles along with the celebrities who speak with them. So next time you travel to the U.K., you’ll know your Lancashire from your Yorkshire.

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Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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