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Old 08-23-2019, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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I am from Boston. Lived there until 18. Returned at 24, left at 30. Returned at 42, left at 62. Was married to a Southerner for 35 year. Have lived in SC for 15 years now. Have gotten rid of my Boston accent but down here, they still know I am not a Southerner. They all know I am a Yankee. Once in a great while someone with a keen ear will pick up on me being from Boston when I say Aunt instead of Ant and I slip once in a while on words like party.
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Old 08-24-2019, 11:24 PM
 
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I never thought I did, until people in New York pointed it out.. there are some things that Bostonians say that stray away from the traditional 'dropping the r sound'. To me I dont have a Boston accent, but to all my New York friends.. I do. Lol. (Im 21-25 yrs old).

For Example:

Broom: I pronounce Brum
Room: I pronounce rahm/rum.
About: Ah-boat
Iron: eye-uhn
Boards: Boahds... but Board is the only word I drop the r on.
Then I say traditional New England things like Wicked, Super!, Dunkies, Eastie, Southie, The T in every city I visit even though its called the Metro/Train/etc, and even though Im from the suburbs I always say im from Boston.


However, my dad is from Dorchester and his accent is beyond thick. Try and hear him say the number four over the phone, it never ends well... and the poor person on the other side of the phone trying to figure what number is "foah"
Bostonians talk like Canadians?
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Old 08-26-2019, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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The T in every city I visit even though its called the Metro/Train/etc, and even though Im from the suburbs I always say im from Boston.
The light rail in Pittsburgh is also called the T.
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Old 08-26-2019, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Somerville, MA
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No/Minimal accent. When I've traveled around the U.S./lived outside of MA, I've been told that at certain times (if I've had one too many drinks) and with certain words, that I do have an subtle accent. Also, I still have a habit of dropping a "wicked" in some casual conversations sometimes.

I have a handful of friends who were born/raised on the South Coast. They have thick RI/SE MA Accents. People tend to assume they're New Yorkers when we travel together. It's different enough from the Boston accent where people don't make the association.
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Old 08-26-2019, 05:59 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I've been in Texas for over 10 years. It manifests easiest with a good dose of alcohol and/or anger.
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Old 08-30-2019, 12:57 PM
 
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I don't know why, but when I go to Boston I'm always a little surprised by how many people do have Boston accents. I know, silly. But it's just that Boston has lot of people not from Eastern MA, RI, or NH. It's a major "international city".

But the accents say still a vast majority are born and raised in the area.
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Old 09-06-2019, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Mass.
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When my folks came up from PA my Mom was delighted when she heard a Boston accent out in the wild. "Oh my God...It's just like in the movies!"
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Old 09-12-2019, 10:41 AM
 
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My wife grew up in Worcester and left when she was 18 (now 28) and never had an accent, but sometimes when we are visiting family there and shes been drinking I can tell she gets a bit of an accent. However her grandparents, mom, stepdad and 7 siblings all have heavy accents.
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Old 09-27-2019, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Preussen
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As long as you all dont sound like Boston Rob from Survivor, we're good.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-4qEb-7o9Y

I love this accent since I watched that season for the first time. Not many people left in the Boston that speak like that guy. The accent is more frequent in the near towns.
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Old 09-28-2019, 05:14 AM
 
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