The way we speak now, part n+23

Overheard on a train, young woman on mobile phone moaning about her housemates:

“Do you remember the like house thing last year?”

“…at the end of the day I’m like I don’t need to be there…”

“I thought you were going to say I’m like going to say Laney like…”

“Oh my God how happy was I when I passed!”

Accent sounded quite extreme RP to me, with some switching down on a different phone call. I don’t have the vocabulary to describe the vowels, but her “year” approached my “yeah” and her “yeah” was someway towards “yah”.

On the other hand final “t” is almost always glottal – which is pretty standard – also it was sometimes glottal between vowels, and so was the “d” in “he said that” at least once.

And she gets invited to Hunt Balls.

“Do you remember the like