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Old 08-22-2019, 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by GeePee View Post
I had a funny interaction with customer service years ago. I was trying to troubleshoot my internet modem and the rep was asking what model router I had. I kept saying it is a Netgeaa 1200. They kept telling me that no such router exists. I told him i was reading it right from the box N E T G E A R. He kindly said, sir that spells Netgear.
Like my brothah a few yeahs back - he ordered some accessories for his pickup and called to company in TN to check on them. He was told after a while that they don't sell cookware - he kept asking about his pahts/pots.
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Old 08-22-2019, 12:38 PM
Location: Massachusetts & Hilton Head, SC
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No, I don't have one because I grew up in Metrowest and my parents weren't from the Boston area.
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Old 08-22-2019, 11:42 PM
Location: Cambridge, MA
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I have a slight one after four decades here. Usually it shows itself when I ask for a sandwich on dahk rye.
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Old 08-23-2019, 01:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Steve9999 View Post
I grew up in Brighton, JP and then Dot. I didnít realize I had an accent till I joined the Army after HS in the 80s and people told me I talked funny. Since then Iíve been to a lot of places but got married and settled down in the D.C. area. So itís been 20+years since Iíve lived in Massachusetts and my accent is completely gone except when I go back to visit family and friends. After a few beers Iím back into thatís wicked pissa mode.
I have a friend who is a software engineer. She was the president of her sorority at a large university in the Deep South. She was the first in her family to go to college, and she is from 5 generations of coal miners in West Virginia. She hasn't lived east of the Mississippi since college, which was decades ago. She only slips back into her West Virginia accent after a few drinks.
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Old 08-23-2019, 02:12 AM
Location: San Diego
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As long as you all dont sound like Boston Rob from Survivor, we're good.
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Old 08-23-2019, 08:45 AM
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I absolutely LOVE the Boston accent! It's the main reason that I listen to Chris Nilan on the radio.

Keep being you, guys!
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Old 08-23-2019, 08:59 AM
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If I'm in a business meeting somewhere else in the country and "Where are you from?" comes up during exchanging pleasantries, I always ask people to guess. I usually get California or Seattle. Nope. Born in New Bedford. I wasn't allowed to have the local accent. You can tell where I'm from based on a few things. Scallops is pronounced SKALL-ups. Rotary. Frappe. Linguica as a pizza topping. Sometimes I'll slip and call the water fountain a bubbler.
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Old 08-23-2019, 09:10 AM
Location: too far from the sea
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Nope. I'm from WMass (CT River Valley) and I speak normally, lol.
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Old 08-23-2019, 09:38 AM
Location: Boston
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As other said, a few beers/liquor and it starts to come out. Especially back home around friends.
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Old 08-23-2019, 09:45 AM
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I used to have a Maine accent, which is a cousin to the Boston accent and people used to make fun. One friend still does in certain words, but it has mostly been knocked out of me since living away for so long. On my last visit there, people in Haverhill, MA had a strong accent, which is like the Boston accent, but still completely different enough to easily distinguish it from, say, the classic Southie accent. A friend from Nantucket talks the way a lot of Mainers talk... funny. People with this talk seem to also have a distinctive, wry sense of humor common amongst many New Englanders.

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