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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 07-19-2017, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Wall Street
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Whatever Frank Underwood's accent is.
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Old 07-19-2017, 02:19 PM
 
Location: The Windy City
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The Baltimore accent and the Pittsburgh accent are quite similar.
Those Mid-Atlantic states all have accents that sounds similar to me. You can really hear it when they say "water". It sounds like wudder. Also, "ew" sounds are quite different. Shoe, glue, too

I've met people from Delaware, Philly, and South Jersey and the accent sounds similar.

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Whatever Frank Underwood's accent is.
That accent is kind of dying out. It's a upper class Southern accent that was more widespread before and during the Civil War. Some older people still have it.

Today, many Southern accents sound twangy and have a drawl to them.
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Old 07-19-2017, 03:28 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Those Mid-Atlantic states all have accents that sounds similar to me. You can really hear it when they say "water". It sounds like wudder. Also, "ew" sounds are quite different. Shoe, glue, too

I've met people from Delaware, Philly, and South Jersey and the accent sounds similar.



That accent is kind of dying out. It's a upper class Southern accent that was more widespread before and during the Civil War. Some older people still have it.

Today, many Southern accents sound twangy and have a drawl to them.
Sounds like a Hampton Roads or a Charleston SC accent.
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Old 07-20-2017, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Manhattan Beach
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Like Lahs Angeles, myaaan. Teautally the best accent.
Hahah this made me laugh because I live here and speak exactly like that. Broooooo.
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Old 07-21-2017, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Calera, AL
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A lot of people in the Twin Cities are in denial about their accent. Sure, the accent's not as strong as in the Iron Range, or in Brainerd, but its there. Just a bit more urban/suburban. You notice it especially in words with the long O and in short vowels like "bag" or "box." Also, there may be a misconception that only white people have the accent, well I dunno about black Minnesotans, but non-white and non-black Minnesotans can have it too.
Some black Minnesotans have it too. Especially those who grew up outside of MSP.
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Old 07-21-2017, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Some black Minnesotans have it too. Especially those who grew up outside of MSP.
I can't say I hear it that much on the black population, but to me that'd make sense considering a large majority of the population is not native to the region (or are from other countries) within the past 50 years, and those that are more native came from the South during the Great Migration like many others did during the mid-1900's. So I personally find it rare, but maybe it depends on where you are (e.g. Minneapolis vs. Duluth).
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Old 07-24-2017, 11:14 AM
 
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Old 07-24-2017, 11:21 AM
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Location: Land of the Tonkawa and Kiowa
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Let's hear a definition for "best", as in best accent. I'd love to hear that. And how can one accent be somehow better than another one?
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Old 07-24-2017, 12:17 PM
 
Location: alexandria, VA
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Personally, I couldn't say there's a "best" accent. But coolest sounding accent? Like I said earlier--Nawlins.
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