On 30/06/2020 18:02, Mark Lawrence wrote:
I suggest Geordie or Glaswegian on the grounds that most people outside of the UK have probably never heard of them hence they should be regarded as neutral in any world wide debate on English.
Possibly not. I do recall an occasion when a Glaswegian and a Texan (I think, he was from somewhere Deep South) tried to communicate. They had to get a passing Dutchman to translate for them.
(No joke, that really happened.)