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Old 12-30-2008, 10:29 AM
 
Location: NE PA
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Boston and New York. Philly has a weird accent as well (such as hay-ome for home).

 
Old 12-30-2008, 11:38 AM
 
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It's kind of hard to do when I'm trying to do it. I'll do my best... I have to look some up... I'll put a + sign by the ones I say...

+Pawta Crappa - outside convenience toilets (I've said it at the Fair once but that's it)

+Crappa - toilet

Brownie - cops
Not all New Yorkers use these words LOL. For one, I neva say "crappa" "crapper" or anything in between since dainty girls have no use for those things HAHA. For the police we say "po po" or we note that we "smell bacon". For cold we say "brick". For drunk we say "twisted" or "bent". Not a NY thing, but I say "que bitcho" since my daughter doesn't understand spanish lol.
 
Old 12-30-2008, 11:46 AM
 
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Massachusetts - Boston.

NY - Bronx
 
Old 12-30-2008, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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Not all New Yorkers use these words LOL. For one, I neva say "crappa" "crapper" or anything in between since dainty girls have no use for those things HAHA. For the police we say "po po" or we note that we "smell bacon". For cold we say "brick". For drunk we say "twisted" or "bent". Not a NY thing, but I say "que bitcho" since my daughter doesn't understand spanish lol.
I got the slang from my family. My father grew up in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn in the 60s, 70s, and 80s.

My mother says "crappa." My father doesn't. My mother's spent some time growing up in Queens.
 
Old 12-30-2008, 02:18 PM
 
Location: NE PA
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Add Alaska to the strange accent list....Sarah Palin talks funny. (not to mention naming your kids strange names like Trig, Track, Willow, and Bristol).

You betcha!
 
Old 12-30-2008, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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Now, I use some slang, but nothing like that. I think it's mostly teenagers and uneducated people in the city who talk like that. I wouldn't be caught dead talking like that when I'm teaching, lol. Though some teachers at work use some real strange slang. One teacher says "yous" all the time. Leave that outside of work...lol.
I say "yous." My father says "yous." My grandfather says "yous." My grandmother says "yous." That's not bad.
 
Old 12-30-2008, 02:25 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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The Delta accent. Like when you get to those rural towns in Southern Missouri, Arkanss, western TN, and Mississippi. Yuck!


It's not so much weird than it's so thick you can slice it with a machete...
I agree pretty much with that. From far Southeastern and South Central Missouri on down, I really don't like the accents either.
 
Old 12-30-2008, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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^Ditto!

And to think that people up there make fun of the rest of the country!
Yeah of course we do because if New York does it, it's always right. The epicenter of the country, no, the world, is always right. Even when we're wrong we're right.
 
Old 12-30-2008, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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Yeah of course we do because if New York does it, it's always right. The epicenter of the country, no, the world, is always right. Even when we're wrong we're right.
Ok, New York is nice and all, but it's not the epicenter of the world, it's the epicenter of a financial system which was designed in 1913 exactly as how Ponzi scheme system works and now it's gone bust.

It's big, diverse, and has history, but that doesn't mean it's THAT great.
 
Old 12-30-2008, 02:32 PM
 
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Long Island and city accents are the same thing. Nearly all of us come from the city, so it's no different.
LOL the city and LI accents are VERY different. ICK!
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