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Do you have an accent?

I was born and raised (and still live in) North Carolina. I guess to some I have a Southern accent, but compared to some of the natives here, I have a very neutral accent with just a hint of Southern to it. I got my accent from my dad. Where my dad got his accent from is totally unknown--his parents have very strong Southern accents but he doesn't =)

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caitxrawks

Asked by caitxrawks at 7:03 PM on Oct. 17, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • well I think everyone has an accent. There is no such thing as neutral. British people dont think that they have an accent. To answer your question...yes, I do! Texan accent bad!
    lowencope

    Answer by lowencope at 7:06 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • Everyone has an accent.
    I'm from California and to me and others near here i sound perfectly normal. ...But i'm sure i do not sound normal to southerners or those from Brooklyn
    outstandingLove

    Answer by outstandingLove at 7:06 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • I'm from Kentucky, I also have a southern accent, but it is probably different from your NC accent. Seems like accents just vary from place to place. I guess people just unknowingly begin talking like the people around them.

    BlainesMommy09

    Answer by BlainesMommy09 at 7:07 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • I mean...ack, ya'll know what I mean by neutral. It's not as strong of a Southern accent as others ;D Ah dawn't tawlk lack theeyus, if ya knaw whut Ah meen!
    caitxrawks

    Answer by caitxrawks at 7:08 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • I'm all Southern!! :)
    mominbolt

    Answer by mominbolt at 7:10 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • I'm in KY...& I'm a lil country girl thru & thru. BUT, I speak ea letter in a word & I don't add letters. Wash, for example is often pronounced "warsh" here. Kills me... So, to the KY natives, I often sound like I'm from somewhere else. BUT, to northerners in particular, I have a southern accent.
    bridgeh2o

    Answer by bridgeh2o at 7:11 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • I am from Boston but just moved to SC, so to people here I have a heavy accent.
    Ziggy-Stardust

    Answer by Ziggy-Stardust at 7:11 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • I guess being from Indiana I would have a Yankee accent. It's funny though, I live about 40 miles from the Kentucky border and as soon as you cross the river everyone has a definite Southern/Hillbilly accent. Not that Southerners are Hillbillies. I think I may be digging myself a hole here...
    JerbysMom

    Answer by JerbysMom at 7:13 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • My grandma says "warsh" LOL! She also says "aig" instead of egg, and "chimbley" instead of chimney. So weird.
    caitxrawks

    Answer by caitxrawks at 7:14 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • Everyone thinks I have a Boston accent even though I've lived in CT most of my life. I say carrot like, "cah-rot" and coffee like, "caw-fee." I dunno, its just how I speak!
    epoh

    Answer by epoh at 7:26 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

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