Mixed British Accents

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(Can you tell a person from Southampton by the way they talk; by their accent?)

First English Guy
: Oh yeah.
Englishwoman: That’s Southampton. It is about as far south as you can get.
First English Guy: “Mush”. By the way they use “mush” and things like that. That is a Southampton thing. Always used to get my back up. Mush.
Australian Guy: What does that mean?
Second English Guy: Like “mate.” I don’t know where it comes from.
First English Guy: “Are you having a drink, mush?” I always thought that was a Southampton thing but that is a Portsmith thing, as well?
Second Englishman: (nods)(non-verbal signal)
First Englishman: Oh, Ok.