“Do I really sound like that?”
I’ve always thought it would be nice to sound like Gladys Pugh from ‘Hi-De-Hi’ - that musical Welsh lilt that sounds so soothing.
But I don’t, and it was quite a shock the first time I heard myself back. I have a Essex accent, I suppose, as that’s where I was born.
I’ve been told that I sound posh and speak quite nicely. I’m not sure that I’d describe myself as posh, but I think years of watching the BBC have taught me to speak vaguely clearly.
And having heard myself on ‘Round The Archives’, if I have to do an announcement at work it’s not quite so much of a shock. Perhaps I should give ‘RTA’ a plug whilst I’m on there.
So I may not be Gladys Pugh, but I’m quite happy with the way I sound. Cor blimey, guv’nor!
(By Lisa Parker)
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