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Old 04-08-2011, 10:34 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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I had to train myself out of the So Cal habit of saying "fer" rather than "for". "I'm going to get something fer the car." Yuck.
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Old 04-08-2011, 10:49 PM
 
Location: West Coast Wanderer
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Hmmm. I do think there are some differences between different parts of CA.
Yes, the differences are subtle but they're there.
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Old 04-08-2011, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Here&There
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I had to train myself out of the So Cal habit of saying "fer" rather than "for". "I'm going to get something fer the car." Yuck.
You know, Bubbles, I can't say that that is true for SoCal, at least not my generation.
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Old 04-08-2011, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I'm told that we have an accent. Almost Canadian sounding to some as we clip our vowels more than most other Americans I guess. Never got the Irish thing though. Some people can sometimes tell I'm from Northern Ca. My girlfriend talks about my speech all the time like how my short I's and E's sound the same and how I stress the 1st syllable in words like San Diego and San Francisco. I think she's crazy but oh well lol
Even though I grew up in SoCal, I had someone ask me once if I was from Canada. I also had someone ask me over the phone at one company I worked at if I was from New York (the caller told me he was originally from Iran). Go figure. And here I thought all this time that I didn't have an accent!
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Old 04-08-2011, 11:38 PM
 
Location: West Coast Wanderer
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Even though I grew up in SoCal, I had someone ask me once if I was from Canada. I also had someone ask me over the phone at one company I worked at if I was from New York (the caller told me he was originally from Iran). Go figure. And here I thought all this time that I didn't have an accent!
Trippy isn't it? Never got the Canadian thing they were refering to until I realized that while we don't have that rising effect much, we clip our vowels the same way Canadians do. We say "scratch" rather abruptly. Many Americans sound more like "scree-ATCH" or "Screh-ATCH".
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Old 04-08-2011, 11:56 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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You know, Bubbles, I can't say that that is true for SoCal, at least not my generation.
I'll admit to a certain amount of unfamiliarity with anyone from your generation.

What's your generation again? I ferget.
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Old 04-09-2011, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Here&There
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I'll admit to a certain amount of unfamiliarity with anyone from your generation.

What's your generation again? I ferget.
Generation cool.
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Old 04-09-2011, 12:23 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Oh. That one.
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Old 04-09-2011, 01:58 PM
 
Location: San Leandro
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This guy looks and sounds the part.


YouTube - Not Cali! NorCal, SoCal, or California... Don't Call Us Cali
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Old 04-09-2011, 02:28 PM
 
Location: West Coast Wanderer
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A lot of people in SoCal do say Cali now.
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