It makes one wonder what the
difference was like because she sed in her autobiography that, while at
school, she'd been "sent to elocution classes to iron out virtually my entire speech". In a preliminary test before beginning those lessons, she admitted "I scored the worst. It was a shock to be told that everything I said was wrong".
The other item in the Bragg extravaganza I found highly amusing
was the excerpt from the sound track of a television interview of the onetime BBC overlord John
Reith by Malcolm Muggeridge. Reith showed himself to be so tin-eared
that he appeared to believe he didnt have a Scottish accent. His
comment, on being told by his interviewer emphatic·ly that he did have
one, was to ask Muggeridge to say what he called "the stuff coming down that chimney". At the reply /sʊt/ he sed that "The Scot and the Northerner wd say [sut]... I /ðɪŋk aɪ seɪ sʌmmɪŋ/ between the two, keeping the purity [sic] of the vowel — or double vowel." He then made a quite incomprehensible remark upon demonstrating items like /fɑːsaɪd/ for fireside which must've been examples of the "Oxford accent" to which he sed he was "vehemently opposed".