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Speaking of accents ...

I was intrigued by Josie's question about accents, particularly that as far as Americans go, Southern and New York accents were frequently mentioned. Do you think Americans in other parts of the country besides New England and the South have accents?


Asked by Ballad at 5:40 PM on Aug. 5, 2013 in Just for Fun

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  • I think Texans sound weird with their y'all
    They think I sound weird because I talk like I'm from Chicago
    When I lived in Virginia it drove me bar guano crazy that they said Nawwfuk or Narrrfuk instead of Norfolk
    It also drives me crazy that I live in Bexar county which to me should be said Bekkkk-sar but they say Bear. There's a fuggin x in the middle.

    Answer by Izsarejman at 5:58 PM on Aug. 5, 2013

  • Everyone has an accent

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 5:46 PM on Aug. 5, 2013

  • Every area has their own accent. The natives just do not notice it.

    Answer by Dardenella at 6:09 PM on Aug. 5, 2013

  • apparently i have a california accent...? whats that can someone tell me? lol

    Answer by sarlove01 at 5:49 PM on Aug. 5, 2013

  • Cajuns, Bostonians (that's a word, right?), and there is varying southern accents.

    Answer by mommy_jules at 5:50 PM on Aug. 5, 2013

  • I've been told that I have an accent. I live in Seattle. *I* don't think I have one, but someone for somewhere else in the nation/world might think I do.

    I know I unconsciously mimic any accents I hear after about an hour of chatting. I lived in Germany for 2 years, and EVERYONE would ask me where I was from for several years after I came home again. *I* didn't think I sounded any different, but people kept telling me I had a European accent.

    Answer by Rosehawk at 5:51 PM on Aug. 5, 2013

  • I get boston a lot..and Jersey...Never really lived either place. Spent a total of about 8 years in Germany as a kid and the rest in Tx. Had an "accent' all my life. Very few people pick up that it's European mixed with "something else" then again most people giving me "Jersey or Boston" have never been outside the US.

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 5:58 PM on Aug. 5, 2013

  • i dont think i have an accent. you know the way Ellen speaks? (the first example that came to mind) well, that's how i talk too.

    Answer by tnm786 at 6:12 PM on Aug. 5, 2013

  • I also have a ''California'' accent... whatever that means.

    Answer by anestheticsex at 6:46 PM on Aug. 5, 2013

  • I am originally from the Pacific Northwest. I keep being told I have a Germany accent.  I don't even speak german


    Answer by louise2 at 7:56 PM on Aug. 5, 2013