(John Hartley - a culinary patriot eating & cooking in Northwest England)
We first visited the States in 1980. And have visited a number of times since. But it’s only in comparitively recent trips that my accent has been recognised as British. In the earlier years, I was most often taken for a New Zealander. My pal, Paul (a Kentuckian pacticing law there in Lexington) says he can understand me, so long as I don’t speak quickly.
Of course, my northwest England accent comes through in my writing on this forum, doncha think? LOL.