http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/2467053/Birmingham-wishes-it-could-ditch-Brummie-accent.html What a lot of bollox. Lived here for years, I think it's a great accent I do awww , and one of the most versatile for getting dry humour across. No one does sarcasm like a Brummie. Which other region can get across "That is bollox that is" with "oh awww" As other commentators point out, it's a bright, lilting and melodious accent, and listening to certain Radio DJ's here use it well in debate and piss-taking is a joy. I suggest you try not to do surveys at New Street Station Spinvox, you'll end up with a bollox statistic. There should be a Brummie Talk Radio DJ , like Dr. Chinn or someone of that calibre, you'd soon get a proper heated debate going, with gobby t wats put back in their box, never mind using all these mockney-outrage thick as yam pigsh*t talking head w*nkers. There is nothing wrong with the accent.....and I'm a Cockney don't you know. Anyway , this is bollox , and just another slur on the Brumopolis by home counties educated estuary English speaking mockney gobshites.