Your stories

Submitted online, here are the responses I have received so far:

'I was actually told in an interview that I sounded too Northern to teach English and that it would present the wrong impression'

'I am frightened of my accent making me sound stupid'

The middle class ‘should grow a little more tolerant’ with regard to regional accents

Accent modification 'makes you feel like you don’t really have a place anywhere anymore'

Accent modification 'makes you feel like you are not being true to yourself or your heritage…you feel like you are trying to be someone you are not…you therefore lose connection with your identity’.

'I feel the need to change the way in which I speak to be perceived in a better way…I don’t think people should be judged…for their accent’