I don't think so. Well I never hear it, but apparently other people do. Because we have lived here for the past 19 years I just figure everyone understands everything I say.
I was at the pharmacy the other week, and have been going to the same one for donkey's years, and I was talking to her and a woman from the Caribbean and we got on about accents etc and I said I didn't think I talked any different to anyone else. However Celia (pharmacist) pointed out that not many people say donkey's years......I guess not?
I was in a children's clothing store the other day and one of the cashiers was from Liverpool and she thought I was visiting, as she thought my accent was so strong. I said I was full of cold, so that's maybe why my accent sounded so strong.
I am always shocked when people don't understand me. The funniest story I have with someone not understanding me, was when I went into an Italian bakery and a little Italian woman was serving me. I wanted a bun with butter on it. The bun bit she got, the butter thing she didn't get. No matter how I tried to pronounce butter, she didn't get it. In the end I did a spreading action and then she got it.
Over the years I have figured out when people don't understand me, by watching their expressions. Dd boyfriend is the best, as I can tell right away when I have said something he has no clue what I am talking about and dd will then translate. Did I mention we speak English!!!!
When we go to the States as soon as I open my mouth the first thing people say is where do you come from. I used to say Canada, and then the expression in one of total confusion, so now I say we are originally from Britain but now live in Canada. It saves on such a lot of confused looks and questions.
I find when I am with other British people, I drop back into a thicker British accent. However when we go to Britain they say we talk with a Canadian accent. In Canada, everyone comments on my British accent. So basically we belong to neither country :o(