People have asked me how accents in Blue and Dagg comic work and best I figure people are coming from everywhere so it varies region to region, or how much time you spend with family versus friends. Like Daggett spent his formative years in a little Slavic settlement founded by a melting pot of Eastern Europeans trying to escape various wars and dictatorships, Blue’s town has a high concentration of folks from the UK who followed his grandparents when they set up shop there. Tigris’ best friend is American, he was raised on a lot of the stuff Hollywood puts out, and he spent nearly a decade living in the States.
Anyway I was reading up on the difference between Burmingham and the Black Country dialects, which supposedly sound very similar to people from outside the area but completely different to people who actually speak with the respective accents and ran into someone stating “People from the black country sound different to one another and if someone from Birmingham comes along they sound utterly different to us.”
So as far as I can tell no one in the Black Country understands any other person from the Black Country.