5northern boy.mp3Did he really place his accent by hearing that much (or, to be more precise, that little)?
From the words used, it appears that the second speaker knew that the first originally came from the north. I am not sure that I would have identifiedhim as coming from the north on just one quick listening to that tiny clip, but it's possible. A few seconds more would have confirmed it - and I have the impression that the second speaker may well have heard a few seconds more.
(And one small additional question if I may - would you be so kind to tell me what exactly he says after '... that you still a northern boy at heart but you've [...]?)
"... but you've been here a long time, haven't you?"
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