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

Re: What accent do you have....?

Postby toypusher » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:08 pm

I don't have no stinking accent!! :fb

Everybody else does!!! :R
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Re: What accent do you have....?

Postby Dixie Flyer » Thu May 24, 2012 1:31 pm

That "...that strip of grass ...." y'all keep alluding to....here in Jawja we call it.....(Wait for it!) .........grass. :shock:
I poked it with a stick..........
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Re: What accent do you have....?

Postby Kody » Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:00 pm

I live in Australia. I don't have have an accent. The only people that I met who had an accent were in the USA when I lived there for almost seven years. :)
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Postby Fishingtomatoseed » Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:45 pm

Beachbuggy wrote:I'm from TX, so I have NO accent.
Everyone else outside of TX does. :R



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I had a friend that was from Illinois and we would go vist thier family up there. Most of the time the friend would be the "translator" between me and the family. I guess I talked to slow and with to much twang. It was funny watching them squint thier eyes and go huh.
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Re: What accent do you have....?

Postby Verna » Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:43 am

I'm a Hoosier, and I have a Hoosier accent, with a bit of Northwestern KY mixed in from living in Southern Indiana for about 4 years. And then there was that 3 years in the mid 80's when I lived in Central NJ and Eastern Pa--lots of different accents there to pick up in my speech, although that was accidental.

So, I just talk and most people understand!!
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Re: What accent do you have....?

Postby VijayGupta » Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:30 pm

When I first moved to Cincinnati over 30 years ago, a woman came up to me with a thick Bluegrass accent and asked where I was from because I sounded funny. Got here via round trip of the mid-west : eastern Ohio, central Ohio (Appalachia starts at Broad St in Columbus), downstate Illinois, Chicago, Northern Wisconsin, Pittsburgh to SW Ohio. I have to work hard to avoid dropping the final "g" like Obama does.

http://www.uta.fi/FAST/US1/REF/dial-map.html

One of my daughters is a speech pathologist. She said, "We don't correct for dialect unless asked." She did a lot of her clinical work teaching (mostly Asian) professionals to alter their speech so they can be better understood locally.
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Re: What accent do you have....?

Postby bobhenry » Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:09 pm

VijayGupta wrote:One of my daughters is a speech pathologist. She said, "We don't correct for dialect unless asked." She did a lot of her clinical work teaching (mostly Asian) professionals to alter their speech so they can be better understood locally.


Could she please work with the collection folks at Citi card. I get asia so thick I think they are talking underwater. I simply reply can you have someone AMERICAN call me back and hang up.

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Re: What accent do you have....?

Postby Laredo » Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:02 am

Texian.

Damn thing's variable, though. What I hear around me, or read, seeps into it.
Sounds a little Southern and a little Western, most of the time.
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Re: What accent do you have....?

Postby Kody » Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:38 am

I have the best accent in the world, I was told this when I was in the US. I come from the south, a long way south, even south of the Equator. I come from the great land called "Down Under" where we speak true Strine as found in the outback and away from the cities. True Strine is not spoken in the cities but rather a combination of foreign languages that have no meaning or understanding is found there. There is no other accent like ours, even the Kiwis can't copy us. If you travel from the Eastern side of my country across to the Western side and from North to South, you will find that we all speak with the same accent, the best accent in the world.

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Re: What accent do you have....?

Postby Corwin C » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:50 pm

I ran into this old news broadcast ...



... should create a giggle or two.
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Re: What accent do you have....?

Postby Vindi_andy » Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:27 am

Kody wrote: I come from the great land called "Down Under" . Kody


"Do you come from a land down under?
Where women glow and men plunder?
Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover."

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Re: What accent do you have....?

Postby Bogo » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:14 pm

There is still a bit of extra G left over from Long Island, but I mostly have a Dan Rather or Harry Reasnor news castor accent now.
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Re: What accent do you have....?

Postby Mary C » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:35 pm

Dahlin , I just am so delighted to maake youra akuaintance. I sho hope you an youra frins will staaay for diner.

I guess if you read it just like I spelled it you would sound sorta southern like me and yess I can sound like those southern ladies from gone with the wind. Y (read as the letter Y) Yeass (sounds like a snake sssssss) I cud.
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Re: What accent do you have....?

Postby Tommy2tone_1999 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:04 pm

You need a "Cajun" category. "Southern" don't cut it
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Re: What accent do you have....?

Postby celticquetzel » Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:23 pm

21 years in Nor Cal and I was oblivious that I had an accent. Moved to CO and was constantly called on it. Still couldn't tell they had accents. Now living two decades in a multi-cultural southwest environment I'm just... like... totally... a mess... fur sure! (Thank heavens my kids got their father's talent for languages.)
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