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    Stephen
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    Stephen
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    I have been watching the coverage of the Pope lately. One of the Correspondents in Rome seems to have an odd accent I cannot quite put my finger on; sounds American but not. Does anyone know where the accent is from?

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    skyspy
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    Stephen+Feb 4 2005, 11:29 AM–>(Stephen @ Feb 4 2005, 11:29 AM)
    I have been watching the coverage of the Pope lately.  One of the Correspondents in Rome seems to have an odd accent I cannot quite put my finger on; sounds American but not.  Does anyone know where the accent is from?

    No I dont know who you are referring to .

    When I hear Barbara serra speak I am reminded of some of the BBC reporters such as Barbara Plett and Lyse Doucet. Its an unusual accent that is only a little bit irritating and distracting.

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    daved2424
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    Barbara Serra is Italian. Is this who you’re talking about?

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    eagleeye
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    Is Lyse Doucet Canadian/Quebecois [maybe]? I took an irrational dislike to her, not because of her accent though.

    Talking of accents, Martin Bell once claimed that Christiane Amanpour’s “exotic-type” accent is totally fake; that’s she’s really ‘Cheltenham Ladies’ College’ posh – (this was in a book of his I read). Can anyone confirm that as if true, it’s pretty impressive going on her part that it never slips!

    I don’t care if someone’s ‘foreign’ as long as they are a good reporter. Having said that, it’s incontestable that a certain Mr David Chater has the best voice in broadcast telly.

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