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View Poll Results: Do you think the Southern Slang and Accent Is Disappearing in Alabama?
Yes 20 27.03%
No 54 72.97%
Voters: 74. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 01-31-2009, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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We've been in our neighborhood since August and we've met three other couples with kids. When they spoke I asked them where they were from because they didn't have a southern accent. Turns out they are all from Huntsville (two attended Grissom and they are in their early-mid 30s).
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Old 01-31-2009, 05:57 PM
 
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Default Floribama?

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If I go north I may try to sound a little less southern, but when I'm on my turf I'm not going to change my accent to please anyone.

Hi,
I live in Atlanta and am curious what the Floribama location means. We lived in FL but in South Fl and I've never heard this term before. Can you enlighten me?
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Old 01-31-2009, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Hi,
I live in Atlanta and am curious what the Floribama location means. We lived in FL but in South Fl and I've never heard this term before. Can you enlighten me?
I use the term because I live on the Alabama/Florida state line. In fact, my southern accent is described as "Florida cracker".

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There was also a club down on the beach (state line) called 'The Flora-Bama', but it was pretty much destroyed during hurricane Ivan.

Flora-Bama - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 01-31-2009, 10:21 PM
 
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Alabama has diffferent accents throughout the state.The people in Mobile or gulf coast speak a certain way.The Montgomery and Birmingham region have similiar accents.Northern Alabama and lower Tennessee are similiar.In south Alabama you really hear that Old south accent.
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Old 02-01-2009, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Alabama!
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There was also a club down on the beach (state line) called 'The Flora-Bama', but it was pretty much destroyed during hurricane Ivan.

Flora-Bama - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
They're still there, sitting on the Florida-Alabama state line. Everybody jokes about how the hurricane blew through and did $1 million of improvements!
Here's their Web site: Flora-Bama Lounge and Package Perdido Key Florida
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Old 02-01-2009, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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They're still there, sitting on the Florida-Alabama state line. Everybody jokes about how the hurricane blew through and did $1 million of improvements!
Here's their Web site: Flora-Bama Lounge and Package Perdido Key Florida
I don't think it's anything like what it used to be. I haven't been down there since Ivan hit, I need to drive down there one day.
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Old 02-01-2009, 06:34 PM
 
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LOL--as much as you guys hate to hear it--as long as you are next door to Atlanta the less Southern you will be.

Ducking and Running.

~~
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Old 02-01-2009, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Arkadelphia,Arkansas
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If I go north I may try to sound a little less southern, but when I'm on my turf I'm not going to change my accent to please anyone.
Or do like me: Don't go up North!
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Old 02-02-2009, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Albany, Ny
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The accent is great dont loses it...
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Old 02-02-2009, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Alabama!
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I don't think it's anything like what it used to be. I haven't been down there since Ivan hit, I need to drive down there one day.
True. It's a miracle it's still there! God taking care of drunks and children?

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LOL--as much as you guys hate to hear it--as long as you are next door to Atlanta the less Southern you will be. Ducking and Running. ~~
Not sure where this person's head is...
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