Video of the day -- accent of choice
I'm actually rather intrigued by this. Why is the British accent the preferred one in such cases? There's a somewhat similar situation in Arabic with the Egyptian dialect, but the reasons are pretty straightforward. I wonder if, say, the accents of Portugal and Spain have similar prestige in Brazil and Spanish-speaking Latin America.
[Found via Crooks and Liars. The video is a tad NSFW here and there.]