It's one of the most distinctive accents in the country but what do Mancunians make of the Manchester accent?
That was the question that sociolinguists at Manchester Metropolitan University set out to answer, and in doing so have created the city’s first “accent and dialect map”.
Dr Erin Carrie and Dr Rob Drummond asked their final-year students to carry out a “perceptual dialectology” project – a type of study that asks non-experts to identify accents and dialects and give their opinions about them.
Participants were asked to draw borders on a blank map of Manchester to show areas where they thought people spoke differently from others and to provide words to describe the accents and dialects of each area that they had identified.
Dr Rob Drummond said: