After a weeks-long quest for Bluetooth headphones, including a pair that inexplicably stopped charging after two times, I found a perfectly good pair at Office Depot for $5, so I bought two more just to have around. S ometimes it's the little things.
I'm not a native speaker but I'll chip in anyway because I've been fluent in English since I was 12 years old. We lived in the UK (in Plymouth, Devon to be specific) for about a year. I went to a local comprehensive school and pretty much picked up the language (and the local accent) in a year. I've lost the accent in the decades since, unfortunately, and switched to American spelling and vernacular online in the late 90s. I'm a translator and regularly use Brititsh English in my job, though. My current accent is somewhat transatlantic with Nordic/Scandinavian overtones (my first languages are Finnish and the variety of Swedish spoken in Southern Finland). I have a pretty good ear for languages and can recognize the main types, i.e. I can tell if someone is Scottish, but I can't tell whether they're from Glasgow or Edinburgh. Similarly, I can tell the difference between various North American accents. Texas is easy to identify, but I'm not sure I could tell the difference between an Alabama and a Louisiana accent, for example. This holds true even for languages I'm not so fluent at, i.e. in German I can tell the difference between Standard German, Bavarian, Austrian and Schwitzerdütsch, the latter by elimination because I can't understand a word! I once knew a young woman from Innsbruck in Austria. When she spoke standard German her accent was instantly recognizable but I could still understand at least something of what she said. But when she called her parents at home, her local dialect meant I literally couldn't understand anything. Here's an article on how the British Monarch's accent has changed during her reign. BBC: Has the Queen become frightfully common?
Or for aluminum. Americans a lum i num british al u min e um I was talking to a British guy in a bar once and told him I had just bought some new al u min e um golf clubs. There was a pause for a few seconds. Then he did a double take and told me he hadn't heard that word pronounced correctly in years.
I'd be fine with it if it fit the plot. If they had to shoehorn it in, no way. Most ways would be too distracting. I thought of The Deadly Years but that wouldn't work. I'd rather him have a cameo in the new series. Something like a character watching Admiral/Ambassador/President Kirk's famous speech from 200 years ago. Or some Holodeck thing.