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Old 12-28-2008, 08:38 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Looooonnnggiiiiiiisland, NY...like sandpaper to my ears.

 
Old 12-28-2008, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Looooonnnggiiiiiiisland, NY...like sandpaper to my ears.

Hey, our accents aren't all that bad
 
Old 12-28-2008, 09:22 PM
 
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Hey, our accents aren't all that bad
Yes they are. It's nails on a chalkboard, and you can nearly guarantee the person is a pretentious jerk.

Btw, I'm in NOLA right now, and had a tourguide at a place we were at, and the Cajun accent is the coolest thing I've ever heard.
 
Old 12-28-2008, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Whoah now...many people who have been to NY say that the locals are some of the nicest people they have met.
 
Old 12-28-2008, 09:35 PM
 
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ok
 
Old 12-28-2008, 09:35 PM
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Alright now, my grandfather was from 'da bronx' and he was amazing, so back off there with your asinine stereotyping based on regional accents there bud.
 
Old 12-28-2008, 09:40 PM
 
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My entire family is from NY. I think I have a right to say that if I wish.
 
Old 12-28-2008, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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A lot of votes for Boston.

I have to agree. I dont think that is an attractive accent. But dont worry Bostonians. I love your sports. Been a die hard Red Sox fan since 1967 and very very die hard Celtics fan since 1971. I also love your city, I never lived there and never will. I cant wait to visit again.
 
Old 12-28-2008, 10:45 PM
 
Location: East Millcreek
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Definitely the old timers in Utah (I'm guessing southern Utah is afflicted by this more) who pronounce the two Os in roof like hoof and say creek rhyming with lick (cannot stand it!).
 
Old 12-28-2008, 11:46 PM
 
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Anyway, our NY accent makes us sound tough .
To you maybe. No disrespect intended, but simply in response to the OP I think an NYC or Jersey accent makes people sound uneducated. I've been thrown off before thinking I'm dealing with some meathead based on how they'll sound, and then I'll find out they're actually intelligent. Tough?? Not to me, in any way, though I think folks in your area believe that and it causes them to try and talk a lot tougher than they actually are. No disrespect to you, but that has been my experience.

As for the Boston accent, I actually get a kick out of it. It's been funny to me ever since the Simpsons episode where Mayor Quimby's relative keeps screaming "chowdah!" So a Boston accent entertains me.

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