[quote="PerfectTiming, post:10, topic:241747"]
Some do talk like that! You just need to stay down South - none of those awful-sounding Northerners :P Where I'm from we have the true 'Queen's English' accents. My housemate thinks it's hilarious.
Exactly the same situation here. I'm a student nurse originally from a very posh area in the South of England, but I'm training to be a nurse in the North of England. One of my patients said to me completely out of the blue "You have such a lovely posh voice. You pronounce all of your letters in each word correctly and speak really nice, not like us northern commoners!" (note, I have translated what she said into a form of English that Americans can understand :p)
I get teased about my voice from my boyfriend (who is local and northern) and his friends/family, as well as my housemates. I do pronounce every letter and I do have a posh voice. If you want to know quite how posh, youtube/google search "posh radio 4 lady". While her voice is deeper than mine... yeah, you get the idea.
Edit: Although, I have to say, when I go to the South of England apparently my voice has a slight northern "twang" to it now. I'll speak half a sentence in my usual "posh" voice, but then all of a sudden one word will come out terribly northern-sounding. :blush: