Ben and David Crystal have released a book about the different accents of English around the World, by asking people just to say one word : potato. And the result is…amazing.
See it here
For the ones who think there only exists one English accent…
“Our accent is the most important index of identity that we’ve got. Everybody wants to say who they are and where they’re from. And the easiest and cheapest and most universal way of doing that is through their accent,” Crystal says. “There is no such thing as an ugly accent, like there’s no such thing as an ugly flower.”