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 Geron » Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:05 am

Jis tawk Georgie tawk.

Bred, Born, Raised (reared) Lived, Most likely Die, Georgia.

Had some relatives moved to Idaho . . . They called a creek a "crick." ;)
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Postby kajamelu4 » Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:47 am

I'm like everyone else. I don't have an accent. But I had a hard time ordering a cheeseburger in Boston.
In reality, I'm just pure Okie. (But get me mad and a cross of southern and redneck sure comes through!)

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accent? what accent?

Postby Greywolf » Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:54 pm

Nobody else here from Chicago? (shickaga) Just hand me the garajkies and we'll go get two or tree pops and a polish wit fries at dat place over der. We can eat 'em in the frunchroom. ;) And shut da lite on da way out.
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Postby dreadcptflint » Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:27 pm

Mine is mostly western from being raised in the Northwest. However if I get tired or have a few, I slip into a more southern accent. I can only attribute this as growing up with a Georgian best friend and hanging out with the southern crews when I was in the Service.

A fun side note is that my wife can do 31 accents from the last count and speaks mostly in a western accent.
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Re: accent? what accent?

Postby thefirebuilds » Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:37 pm

Greywolf wrote:Nobody else here from Chicago? (shickaga) Just hand me the garajkies and we'll go get two or tree pops and a polish wit fries at dat place over der. We can eat 'em in the frunchroom. ;) And shut da lite on da way out.


SHIH KAHHHH GOE?

im in SE wisconsin -- an accent a little closer to you than most of my cheese head compatriots. but i thought the chicago accent was polish anyway. :p
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Postby Greywolf » Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:50 pm

I guess it depends on what part of Chicago. Down around the Bridgeport area ya got alot of Irish, near the UofI circle ya got yer Italians. I came from the nort side where there were alot of Germans. And yeah, my relatives are Polish too. Sheboyganers (Sheboganese?) have a pretty distinctive way of talking too, doncha know?
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Postby legojenn » Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:13 am

Dixie Flyer wrote:American English is so distinctive that it marks its speakers anywhere they travel. Many world citizens who have never traveled to the United States know an American immediately. Some people can even hazard a guess at where in the States an American lives by the accent.


I once thought that foreigners could not tell the difference between American and Canadian accents, but when I was in England, when I was frequently asked what part of Canada I was from. I don't wear clothes with text logos and while I may have had an Ottawa Valley accent when I was younger, I don't consider it that unique. go figger
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Postby bobhenry » Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:03 am

Don't you mean "Go figger Eay' :rofl2: "
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Postby Dean in Eureka, CA » Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:03 pm

I checked Western, but didn't know that was an accent...
Only thought Southerner, New Yorker & New Englander were...
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Postby thefirebuilds » Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:36 am

Greywolf wrote:I guess it depends on what part of Chicago. Down around the Bridgeport area ya got alot of Irish, near the UofI circle ya got yer Italians. I came from the nort side where there were alot of Germans. And yeah, my relatives are Polish too. Sheboyganers (Sheboganese?) have a pretty distinctive way of talking too, doncha know?


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Postby hotrod » Fri Sep 11, 2009 5:41 pm

I was accused of having a pretty noticeable accent last weekend.. He asked in a southern trang where I was from and I got to say, here, lolol
ya, we got a pretty noticeable scandanavian accent.. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby bohemian » Wed Oct 14, 2009 7:55 pm

I'm from Cape Cod. enough said. 8)
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Postby Wolfgang92025 » Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:20 pm

Didn't check any,

Need to add "Foreign"

In my case german.

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Postby Classic Finn » Tue Nov 24, 2009 8:14 pm

Accent? Naa, Just Finnish with a touch of Swedish, Norwegian and English mixed all in one. Those of you that Ive spoken with now you tell me what my accent is :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby Classic Finn » Tue Nov 24, 2009 8:16 pm

Wolfgang92025 wrote:Didn't check any,

Need to add "Foreign"

In my case german.

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Yupper, Didnt check any either. Gotta add Scandinavian not Foreign:lol: :lol:
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