What accent do you have....?

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What kind of accent do you have?

Southern
45
31%
Northern -- also known as Yankee to us southerners....;>)
19
13%
New England
11
7%
Midwestern
34
23%
Western
38
26%
 
Total votes : 147

Postby dguff » Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:50 am

Being from the real Northern California I don't think I have a recognizable accent. In Scotland last fall my wife and I were frequently asked if we were from Canada since we didn't have an easily identified American accent.

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Postby CAJUN LADY » Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:36 am

Dixie Flyer wrote:Cajun??!?

Most folks say LooWeeZeeAnna

Southerners say LooZeeAnna

:lol:


I've also been accused of saying "ax" (ask) and "bald" (boiled). AND, when I get frustrated (angry), people will ask me what language I am speaking. Thank the stars they aren't mind readers! :lol:
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Postby Dixie Flyer » Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:55 am

I LOVE "bald" peanuts!!!!!!! :lol:
I poked it with a stick..........
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Postby CAJUN LADY » Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:40 am

Dixie Flyer wrote:I LOVE "bald" peanuts!!!!!!! :lol:


Me too! :)
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Postby TENNJIM » Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:01 pm

Accent! What Accent? Everybody else talks funny! Mine is a soft East Tennessee Southern drawl - seems to charm these Utah ladies. :)
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Postby Shadow Catcher » Thu Aug 20, 2009 6:49 am

Probably closest to TV standard English (western/midwest/northern). I well remember an anthropology/linguistics class in dialects. This can be essential in doing an ethnography. As an example what to you call it, a bucket a pail, hogie Dagwood, sub. These tell you where they come from and give clues where they came from.
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Postby t-vicky » Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:51 pm

Was raised in the Missouri ozarks & live in the Kansas flatlands. Moved to Utah for a couple of years, Those people thought I talked real funny. They had no idea what oleo was & had never heard of a divan. I told them they were the ones that talked funny. Where I came from everybody talked like me.
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Postby hotrod » Thu Aug 20, 2009 6:41 pm

no vote spot for northwest minnesota scandanavian...
you can occasionally find a church that is having a norwegian service, finn also..At my grandparents house when I was a kid/teen you could hear english and norwegian mixed from the older generation, norwegian if they were arguing and didnt want me to know what it was about. :lol:
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Postby caseydog » Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:17 pm

starleen2 wrote:My family is from New Hampshire and I was born In Texas and lived there for most of my life. However, I can alternate between the two accents (eastern - and southern) dependeding on where I'm at :twisted:


Me too. I was born near Philly, lived in Pittsburgh and Cincinnati, and then in Texas. My accent changes depending on where I am and who I'm talking to.

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Postby caseydog » Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:18 pm

hotrod wrote:no vote spot for northwest minnesota scandanavian...
you can occasionally find a church that is having a norwegian service, finn also..At my grandparents house when I was a kid/teen you could hear english and norwegian mixed from the older generation, norwegian if they were arguing and didnt want me to know what it was about. :lol:


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Postby caseydog » Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:33 pm

madjack wrote:Ahm from Louisiana and we have no accent down heah...but the rest of y'all sure do sound funny :D ;) ...............
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Ole Madjack, he speekadat coooonass, don'tcha no it. I gaarontee.

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Postby hotrod » Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:37 pm

caseydog wrote:
hotrod wrote:no vote spot for northwest minnesota scandanavian...
you can occasionally find a church that is having a norwegian service, finn also..At my grandparents house when I was a kid/teen you could hear english and norwegian mixed from the older generation, norwegian if they were arguing and didnt want me to know what it was about. :lol:


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Postby Miriam C. » Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:47 pm

8) Well since my daddy was a pure Yankee from Michigan and Momma is a pure Southern girl from the hills of VA. I guess I am a mut. I speak normal until I go South where I was raised and then I don't have an accent......

Now mom leaves off "a's" and subs. "er" at the end of words. An English thang I think. I worked hard to not do that. My dad didn't have a bad accent cause he lived in the South so long...... :D
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Postby toypusher » Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:57 am

I spent 22 years moving saround the workl and working with folks from all corners of the States and other place while serving in the USAF. I think that most people would say that I really don't have a recognizable accent, although I did grow up in Northern NY state.
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Postby Billy Onions » Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:52 am

Creamcracker wrote:And don't forget those of us from other parts of the world.....mine is from the south....South Wales that is --- i.e. the same accent as Tom Jones, Richard Burton and Anthony Hopkins...the accent is quite different to that of people from North Wales! Boyo!

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I believe us from north coast of Wales speak what they now call Estuary Welsh. North Walian with a pinch of scouse.

Can't think of any examples that our American cousins might know from here though :oops:
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