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Old 03-13-2009, 12:28 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I dont really understand how people are saying NJ sounds different than NY or different NY boroughs have different accents, truthfully you all sound the same to me...
North & South Jersey sound quite different.

 
Old 03-13-2009, 03:19 AM
 
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A lot of people from the south move to the state I live in, Indiana, and reproduce with Northerners.... creating one ugly accent. For example...these people tend to use worsh instead of wash. And feesh instead of fish.
 
Old 03-13-2009, 03:34 AM
 
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alabama and mississippi
 
Old 03-13-2009, 03:43 AM
 
Location: Southwest Washington
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The strangest accent I ever heard was the Baltimore accent. SOOO weird. I loved it. I'm not a fan of Georgia accents, but NC and Louisiana accents (including Cajun) I really like a lot. And Minnesota accents are awesome, in my humble opinion. I also like the traditional "Western" drawl. Where people more or less sound like Nebraskans, but with more of a rough edge, and do things like pronounce "creek" like "crick" and "roof" like "hoof".
 
Old 03-13-2009, 03:44 AM
 
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Someone heard of the "mid Atlantic accent"? (Bermudian?) which would be a sort of cross between standard US and standard UK accent, somehow a "neutral" form of pronunciation? does it exist apart from language classrooms ?
 
Old 03-13-2009, 03:47 AM
 
Location: Southwest Washington
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Someone heard of the "mid Atlantic accent"? (Bermudian?) which would be a sort of cross between standard US and standard UK accent, somehow a "neutral" form of pronunciation? does it exist apart from language classrooms ?
The transatlantic accent maybe? I don't think it exists outside of old black and white movies. A lovely accent though.
 
Old 03-13-2009, 03:56 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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The transatlantic accent maybe? I don't think it exists outside of old black and white movies. A lovely accent though.
It's usually people who have spent time in both places. Also older Canadians, and those living in Bermuda, Virgin Islands.etc.
 
Old 03-13-2009, 03:57 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Texas and Boston the ugliest, and Minnesota and Boston the weirdest.
 
Old 03-13-2009, 05:44 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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I don't know what accent it is, but I overhear a lot of tourists/transplants sounding like this--they overpronounce everything. I cringe when I hear it.
 
Old 03-13-2009, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Denver via Austin
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Texas and Boston the ugliest, and Minnesota and Boston the weirdest.
Wait... I thought you liked southern accents. Those immitations in the movies sound nothing like what the accent really is. It sounds pretty much like a regular Southern accent.
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