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View Poll Results: Which Southern State Has the Strongest Southern Accent?
Alabama 56 20.14%
Mississippi 75 26.98%
Louisiana 22 7.91%
Georgia 26 9.35%
Florida 5 1.80%
Tennessee 22 7.91%
Texas 15 5.40%
North Carolina 11 3.96%
South Carolina 14 5.04%
Arkansas 13 4.68%
Kentucky 9 3.24%
Virginia 10 3.60%
Voters: 278. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Unread 05-26-2009, 11:48 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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It's funny to me how so many are picking states because they have the least amount of transplants. Having transplants doesn't weaken the accent, it just adds a twist to the areas that do have transplants not the entire state. Even in cities with transplants the areas heavily affected are really the ones where the transplants live, work, and socialize. Go to the lower class, blue collar, and lower middle class neighborhoods and the accents more than likely stay the same. Same with the elitist at the top who don't mingle with anyone outside of their social circle and their accent usually stays however it was as well.
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Unread 05-26-2009, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Texas has an accent, it's a spanish one though. .
Only spoken by Spanish people.
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Unread 05-27-2009, 12:54 PM
 
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There isn't any prejudice here! I just picked the states that alot people would consider southern states. Honestly, I didn't want to put Virginia on here because I feel that it is more northern.
Have you never spoken to someone from Lynchburg, VA? OMG, that is the accent that most movies and mini-series like GWTW and North and South immulate as the stereotypical southern accent from Hollywood's POV. Richmond, the capitol of the CSA will be interested to know that it's really in the North. Just because a bunch of Northerner's live there doesn't make it a Northern state. Most native Virginians without Yankee parents would consider themselves totally Southern.
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Unread 05-27-2009, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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It's funny to me how so many are picking states because they have the least amount of transplants. Having transplants doesn't weaken the accent, it just adds a twist to the areas that do have transplants not the entire state. Even in cities with transplants the areas heavily affected are really the ones where the transplants live, work, and socialize. Go to the lower class, blue collar, and lower middle class neighborhoods and the accents more than likely stay the same. Same with the elitist at the top who don't mingle with anyone outside of their social circle and their accent usually stays however it was as well.
That is true!
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Unread 05-27-2009, 04:14 PM
 
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Have you never spoken to someone from Lynchburg, VA? OMG, that is the accent that most movies and mini-series like GWTW and North and South immulate as the stereotypical southern accent from Hollywood's POV. Richmond, the capitol of the CSA will be interested to know that it's really in the North. Just because a bunch of Northerner's live there doesn't make it a Northern state. Most native Virginians without Yankee parents would consider themselves totally Southern.
I agree. Areas like Lynchburg, Appomatox, Farmville, Martinsville, and Danville still have strong southern accents to this day. Some people forget that VA still has areas with strong southern influences. People seem to only think of the Tidewater, and NOVA when they think of Virginia.
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Unread 05-27-2009, 04:36 PM
 
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I agree. Areas like Lynchburg, Appomatox, Farmville, Martinsville, and Danville still have strong southern accents to this day. Some people forget that VA still has areas with strong southern influences. People seem to only think of the Tidewater, and NOVA when they think of Virginia.
The southern accent is strong, not only in Lynchburg, Martinsville, and Danville, but I've found it also to be particularly strong near Bristol, as well as along the Blue Ridge chain through areas in close proximity to Blacksburg and Roanoke (granted the actual city of Roanoke may be a bit more mild form of southern accent).

The Richmond area has a distinct southern accent too

The only areas of Virginia where it seems the accent has been diluted to an extent where it is in danger of becoming a rarity is in extreme northeastern Virginia, from Fredericksburg northward to DC. Areas west of this line still maintain somewhat of a southern accent, particularly around Culpepper. Areas such as Harrisonburg, Warrenton, Staunton, and Waynesboro have a noticeable southern accent.

I'm not too familiar with Tidewater Virginia, as it's off the beaten path.
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Unread 05-28-2009, 05:10 PM
 
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What state was "Bumblescum" from Family Guy in?
Bumblescum, Alabama-Family Guy Wiki
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Unread 06-24-2009, 07:55 PM
 
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Alabama is the best state i've seen.
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Unread 06-24-2009, 08:12 PM
 
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There 's not much southern talk after you get south of the panhandle of Florida.The schools in Alabama discourage the southern accent....most of the younger kids there can speak both dialects.
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Unread 06-28-2009, 01:07 PM
 
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Have you never spoken to someone from Lynchburg, VA? OMG, that is the accent that most movies and mini-series like GWTW and North and South immulate as the stereotypical southern accent from Hollywood's POV.
Lynchburg area accents are crazy...the first time I heard a Lynchburg native speak, I thought it was so interesting how stereotypically old South they sounded. Sounded just like what I had heard in movies. Very strong Southern accent in Lynchburg, Danville, Amherst, Appomatox etc.
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