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Old 07-09-2012, 12:17 PM
 
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I'm from Ontario --- just spent two weeks visiting family. I still say 'eh' and now say y'all......

So y'all can make fun of me eh?
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:19 PM
 
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I say eh too... no clue where I picked it up!
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Old 11-24-2013, 11:19 AM
 
Location: High Cotton
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Old 11-24-2013, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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I toll you not ta shoowet a hole een da boawet. Now put yo feeyet on da seayet cause da wartah's comin' een. My mother was born and raised 60 miles inland in the country and that's how they talk down there - southern Orangeburg County - and I'm talking about Caucasians of English and German descent. But she speaks with a non-country southern accent now.

I think it depends on how close a young person is to their native South Carolina family and whether they have an awareness of wanting to sound different. Older natives mostly have southern accents.

Maybe since a recent survey of accents that Americans find the most attractive turned up the southern accent as the most attractive, more people might turn it on and off at will if they don't speak with a southern accent all the time.
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Old 11-24-2013, 01:18 PM
 
Location: HERE FOR NOW
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I don't think accents disappear. If that would be the cash most areas would 'lose' their accents. New York City is a good example. Look at all the folks living there NOT from NYC but the NYC accent lives strong!!!!

Once you have been here awhile you can start to tell the different southern accents. Douglasville, GA has a different accent than Columbia, SC....
NY accent is dying very few have a true NY accent. slang is not a NY accent. so many transplants moved here and so many natives left. If you really take notice most news broadcast 's basically sound the same. they are told to speak a certain way. Actors and actresses over state the accent. so many now speak slang learned from their school, youtube and watching shows ( reality and Mtv).
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Old 11-24-2013, 08:01 PM
 
Location: James Island, SC
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I grew up outside Philly and moved here from Boulder and I say "Y'all". It's an efficient word!

Just the other day there was a fella driving too fast on the highway to Ruffin when a state trooper pulled him over. Trooper says, "You got any ID?"
Fella says, "Bout what?"
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Old 11-24-2013, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC metro
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I grew up outside Philly and moved here from Boulder
Two wiz wit, please!
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Old 11-24-2013, 08:14 PM
 
Location: James Island, SC
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Two wiz wit, please!
Rory, Maybe it's late but I have no idea what that means....
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Old 11-24-2013, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC metro
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Rory, Maybe it's late but I have no idea what that means....
What!?!

And you grew up outside Philly???
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Old 11-24-2013, 08:46 PM
 
Location: James Island, SC
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What!?!

And you grew up outside Philly???
I think I've got it now.. only I've never eaten cheese steaks "wit wiz". I think that's more a NE Philly thing? I grew up in Springfield (borders Media, Swathmore) on the SW side. We ate our CS's with provolone.
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