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Old 06-20-2010, 08:10 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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Lol, I hear "bra" quite often from some of the guys at work. It's unreal how many different accents I hear from day to day around here. Back home in Missouri, the only difference was the level of "country" in someone's accent, down here you could have 5 people born and raised in the area and all 5 sound different.
It used to be indicative to what neighborhood you grew up in. Now it's so random that it depends on what accent/dialect is spoken in the house you grew up in and parents from different areas, kids end up speaking with any combination of them. That's just for whites and blacks, mention all the other ethnicities and you get the picture.

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I hear accents change by the neighborhood in Philly, I can tell the differance but am not sure others (from outside of the area) can. I always wondered if similar accents subtleties exist in other parts of the country only a few blocks apart. I have seen this in NYC (outside of Manhattan) as well. I am not sure my ear is keen enough to distinguish the subleties if they exist in other parts of the country.

Many times I can tell where someone grew up (meaning neighborhood) by their accent here


Also outside of the NE many people think i sound like I am from NY - I dont think the Philly and NY are anything alike. i don't think i have ever confused the two - curious on thoughts on that as well especially outside of the NE region.
They don't sound alike to me.
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Old 06-20-2010, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Cedar Park, TX
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Hmm, I don't think I really have a favorite accent, though I kind of like a bold New York accent.

I tell you what accent I really don't care much for. A northern-midwestern accent. You know, the kind where "about" sounds like "aboat" and where "root" sounds like "rut" and where "car" sounds like "care" and "bag" sounds like "beg" and where they drink "pop." Especially places like North Dakota and Minnesota and them. God that irks me so bad!
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Old 06-20-2010, 08:16 PM
 
Location: DC/Brooklyn, NY/Miami, FL
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Mid Atlantic
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Old 06-20-2010, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Southern are the most entertaining to listen to. From southern va to TX.
Baltimore accents (My accent isnt that strong), are funny to listen to.
Philly accents.
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Old 06-20-2010, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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The Canadian accent.
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Old 06-20-2010, 11:49 PM
 
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Ohhh yahhh, Minnuhsootan!
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Old 06-21-2010, 12:16 AM
 
Location: Jersey City, NJ
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Southern are the most entertaining to listen to. From southern va to TX.
Baltimore accents (My accent isnt that strong), are funny to listen to.
Philly accents.

You dudes sound mad british in Baltimore. What's up with that?
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Old 06-21-2010, 12:22 AM
 
Location: DC/Brooklyn, NY/Miami, FL
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You dudes sound mad british in Baltimore. What's up with that?
LMAOOOOO

naw they sound like a southern version of Boston
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Old 06-21-2010, 12:34 AM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
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New Orleans accent is funny to listen to. It is so funny to hear a person from New Orleans say baby it is hilarious.

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Old 06-21-2010, 12:37 AM
 
Location: Sikeston, MO
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New Orleans accent is funny to listen to.
I'm still curious which of the many accents in NOLA folks are talking about.
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