How Cambridge Are You? | Comments
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Ok, no cheating! But here's what would get you the top answers...
-Age and gender have no effect whatsoever for this particular quiz.
-Being born somewhere in Cambridge gives you top marks. The further away you were born, the lower your mark. Apologies, I didn't know the Stella Maris even existed! Award yourself an extra 10% for this, as you've clearly got more history with the city than me!
-School/Sixt h form will give you the most marks, as that's generally more years than studying at a college here.
-Snowy Farr was a local character who used to collect money for charity in town. He would always be accompanied by an array of small creatures.
-Ther e isn't really a local Cambridge accent. It's standard RP. Although, it does tend to vary a little, depending on the area you live in. Points for both.
Minus points for any daft misconceptions.
-Auntie's is a tea shop. Or it was last time I looked.
-You'll get more points for being pro Mill Road on this one.
-Disco Kenny has several catch phrases, the most famous of which is, "World's gone mad mate". Quite a character!
-Pete rhouse is the oldest of the Cambridge colleges.
-Straw berry! Strawberry Fair is held on Midsummer Common every June. Not to be confused with the Midsummer Fair, which gave the common its name.
-The best thing to do is twist it and pull it out. If you hold on, you'll find yourself clinging to the pole while the boat drifts off without you...
-Hobson's choice is no choice.
-Cycling or avoiding the rush hour altogether is the only way to do it. Everything else takes too long, or is inordinately stressful.
-Ther e is a memorial to Princess Diana on Christ's Pieces. And probably a number of underage drinkers. Points for both. Some points awarded for the box answer, for having a sense of hu
As a linguist who studied here, I can say that the Cambridge accent is not RP! If you want to call it something then SSBE would be more accurate: standard Southern British English. RP is how, for example, the Queen speaks, so that would be more like the "they're all pawsh" answer that was available. The people I know who have grown up here most definitely do not speak in an RP accent like the queen!
LIVE IN Australia have done for the last 30+ years thought i'd give it a go.Lived in Bateson rd,Charlton way and Jesus lane i'm miffed cos there was no statue of Lady Diana there was only Irish drunks on Christ Pieces.roy1
I am Cantabrigian by birth and cannot believe I only got 77%. Probably because I was born in the Stella Maris which was before your time, I would imagine. (Not sure about the college either .. would have liked to see some answers)Dumbo491
Actually, what you're referring to is known as "Heightened RP". Easily confused with Standard RP, aka Received Pronunciation which is your generic Southern English accent.
Yeah, the memorial came way after the drunks. It's actually in the shape of a crown, not a statue.
Only 70% Cambridge!? Where did I go wrong? I'd like to view the correct answers, but can't find 'em. How do I do this? World's gone mad, mate.