A Brit abroad wrote:
I'm a Brit, living in the USA. Have been here 15 years. Nearly daily I get compliments on my accent, which is very nice, of course. What's behind this? Why do so many here like the accent? I truly don't get it. Personally, I think most Brits sound stupid.
No offense, because I have no reason to believe you aren't a decent and intelligent human being, but I absolutely hate the British accent. It simply sounds pretentious and condescending.
Even worse, it is only in the British pronunciation that "Brenda Martinez" incorrectly becomes "BrendER MAHtinez". Stop adding and omitting the "R" sound at will.