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View Poll Results: City with best accent
Chicago 6 6.32%
NYC 13 13.68%
Baltimore 1 1.05%
Pittsburgh 4 4.21%
New Orleans 28 29.47%
Philadelphia 7 7.37%
Boston 13 13.68%
Minneapolis 12 12.63%
Other 11 11.58%
Voters: 95. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-18-2017, 03:41 PM
 
Location: alexandria, VA
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It's weird to explain perfectly.

All I know is, it sounds like they drag out their vowels. To sounds like Tew, Shoe sounds like Shew, and Do sounds like Dew.
Those of us who grew up in the DMV can remember the ads for Mr. Ray's hairweave. "For the lowest price in tay-own..." Or a typical Bawlmerese phrase, "I'm goin' to the Droodle Park zoo to see the larns and taggers'. (I'm going to the the Druid Hill Park zoo to see the lions and tigers". Bawlmerese can put a hurtin' on your ear drums.
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Old 07-18-2017, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Those of us who grew up in the DMV can remember the ads for Mr. Ray's hairweave. "For the lowest price in tay-own..." Or a typical Bawlmerese phrase, "I'm goin' to the Droodle Park zoo to see the larns and taggers'. (I'm going to the the Druid Hill Park zoo to see the lions and tigers". Bawlmerese can put a hurtin' on your ear drums.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX9KymP1Mn8


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuDAhbpyXm8
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Old 07-18-2017, 05:20 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Those of us who grew up in the DMV can remember the ads for Mr. Ray's hairweave. "For the lowest price in tay-own..." Or a typical Bawlmerese phrase, "I'm goin' to the Droodle Park zoo to see the larns and taggers'. (I'm going to the the Druid Hill Park zoo to see the lions and tigers". Bawlmerese can put a hurtin' on your ear drums.
Baltimore is not part of the DMV, but yes, Traci has a strong Baltimore accent. She actually sounds a lot like Monique.
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Old 07-18-2017, 06:15 PM
 
Location: alexandria, VA
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Baltimore is not part of the DMV, but yes, Traci has a strong Baltimore accent. She actually sounds a lot like Monique.
I grew up in Alexandria. (That's in Virginia.) I saw the Mr. Ray ads on the local TV stations.
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Old 07-18-2017, 06:26 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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I grew up in Alexandria. (That's in Virginia.) I saw the Mr. Ray ads on the local TV stations.
My apologies.

I see why I don't remember that commercial, I was an infant with it aired.

I didn't know that weave was such a big deal back then.

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Old 07-18-2017, 06:45 PM
 
Location: alexandria, VA
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My apologize.

I see why I don't remember that commercial, I was an infant with it aired.

I didn't know that weave was such a big deal back then.
Baltimore film maker John Waters liked Mr. Ray's Bawlmer accent so much he tried to get him to narrate the movie Pink Flamingos but Mr. Ray turned him down. When I was growing up my friends and I enjoyed doing imitations of Mr. Ray.
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Old 07-18-2017, 07:11 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Baltimore film maker John Waters liked Mr. Ray's Bawlmer accent so much he tried to get him to narrate the movie Pink Flamingos but Mr. Ray turned him down. When I was growing up my friends and I enjoyed doing imitations of Mr. Ray.
Fortunately, the Baltimore accent hasn't died out. Black and White Baltimoreans have their own distinct version of the Baltimore accent.

Listening to someone who isn't from here try to reproduce the Baltimore accent is always cringe-worthy.
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Old 07-18-2017, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Fortunately, the Baltimore accent hasn't died out. Black and White Baltimoreans have their own distinct version of the Baltimore accent.

Listening to someone who isn't from here try to reproduce the Baltimore accent is always cringe-worthy.
There are so many layers to it. The same goes for New Orleans. Those are very hard to imitate.
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Old 07-18-2017, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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I am not a big fan of the Minnesota accent my gf has it, I do like Southern accents as long as they are not that hard to understand. I voted New Orleans accent. I like NY accents but on girls it sounds too manly usually for me.
Hahaha....hope she doesn't read your posts!

I'm not a fan of it either, though I've heard it in more palatable ways than others. My wife was born in Wisconsin but spent half her life in Ohio, so she has a northern accent but it's faint. When she drinks though, it defaults to WI.
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Old 07-19-2017, 06:14 AM
 
Location: New York Metropolitan Area
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Grew up in Staten Island so growing up around/having a thick New York accent...definitely New York.

Just walking into a bagel store or a deli and hearing all the accents you share with your fellow NY'ers is just so entertaining for some reason. Never gets old
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