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Old 04-22-2014, 05:40 PM
 
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Philadelphia is a big country city. And we produce a lot of soul music.
Lets quit with the dry sarcasm. We all know there is nothing "country" about Philadelphia. Btw this list is a joke. How is Miami and Atlanta listed as "not so country" cities?
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Old 04-22-2014, 05:41 PM
 
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It could be argued that Philly was a borderline southern city until the 1970s or so.
And what would that argument be?
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Old 04-22-2014, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Lets quit with the dry sarcasm. We all know there is nothing "country" about Philadelphia. Btw this list is a joke. How is Miami and Atlanta listed as "not so country" cities?
Speak for yourself.

Philly feels the influences of the South. It's a border city so it's really a mix of northern and southern culture.
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Old 04-22-2014, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Here's a good example. Cotillions are still held in Philadelphia. My sister was in one. This is where a young lady is "initiated" into Philadelphia society.


Daughters 8th grade Cotillion ceremony dance - YouTube
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Old 04-22-2014, 05:48 PM
 
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Lets quit with the dry sarcasm. We all know there is nothing "country" about Philadelphia. Btw this list is a joke. How is Miami and Atlanta listed as "not so country" cities?
I don't really find Miami to be a very "country" city, unless you're talking about the countries of Cuba, Nicaragua, Haiti, Colombia or Brazil...

Though they must really, really love their "sweet tea."
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Old 04-22-2014, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Sometime around the 1960s and '70s, people in Philadelphia began slowly, subtly to change how they speak. The sound of their vowels started a gradual shift consciously imperceptible to the very people who were driving it. A's evolved to bump into E's. The sound of an O lost some of its singsong twang. After decades of speaking with what was in effect a southern dialect, Philadelphians were becoming – linguistically, that is – more northern.
The Strange Decline of the Philly Accent - Emily Badger - The Atlantic Cities
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Old 04-22-2014, 05:59 PM
 
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New York city feels the influences of the south. Its a border city so there its really a mix of northern and southern culture. New York city has a country station and there is so many fried chicken stores in New York city. They have crown fried chicken, royal fried chicken, Kennedy fried chicken they even had the audacity to have a "Obama fried chicken"! That is so country! Am I doing it right?
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Old 04-22-2014, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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New York city feels the influences of the south. Its a border city so there its really a mix of northern and southern culture. They have a country station and there is so many fried chicken stores in New York city. You have crown fried chicken, royal fried chicken, Kennedy fried chicken they even had the audacity to have a "Obama fried chicken"! That is so country! Am I doing it right?
Your facts are wrong. NYC is not a border city. And NYC had a northern dialect (unlike Philly, which had a southern dialect until the 1970s).

As Philadelphia becomes more like DC--with gourmet sandwich shops and cupcake stores--it becomes a bit more "northern" and less country.
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Old 04-22-2014, 06:10 PM
 
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Your facts are wrong. NYC is not a border city. And NYC had a northern dialect (unlike Philly, which had a southern dialect until the 1970s).
but isn't the Mid Atlantic dialect one of the more pronounced in the country. Philly and Baltimore sort of started this similar dialect - though sound different at their roots led to a large portion of the dialect in the US I believe - albeit accent sounding different foundational was a lot of what became more the american dialect - moreso than either NYC or Boston of the time

oddly SF proper (think only area on the WC) has a similar local accent on some level to Philly and Baltimore all with subtleties that are fairly easily distinguished if familiar - For the life of me I am always shocked people think I sound like a N Jersey accent - i think I sound nothing like it to be honest

http://www.geocurrents.info/wp-conte...alects-map.png
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Old 04-22-2014, 06:11 PM
 
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