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View Poll Results: Which Southern State Has the Strongest Southern Accent?
Alabama 57 20.14%
Mississippi 76 26.86%
Louisiana 23 8.13%
Georgia 27 9.54%
Florida 5 1.77%
Tennessee 22 7.77%
Texas 16 5.65%
North Carolina 11 3.89%
South Carolina 14 4.95%
Arkansas 13 4.59%
Kentucky 9 3.18%
Virginia 10 3.53%
Voters: 283. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-21-2009, 10:30 PM
 
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Default Which Southern State Has the Strongest Southern Accent?

Which Southern State Has the Strongest Southern Accent?
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Old 02-21-2009, 10:46 PM
 
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I just started a similar thread, and I think states are too large to generalise. On the whole states like Alabama and Tennessee will have stronger accents than Florida. West Virginia probably is strongest OVERALL, actually, despite being the northernmost Southern state. While in Georgia alot of people have the southern accent, alot also seem to have very little accent, say in metro Atlanta. While the majority of West Virginians seem to have some accent. Just my opinion/observation.
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Old 02-21-2009, 10:52 PM
 
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In my opinion, I think that Alabama and Mississippi are the two states that have the strongest accent. I am from Alabama and believe me, I know what is a strong southern accent because mine is stronger than strong considering my dialect and colliquism. If I go up North and talk in correct English, they will know that I am from the country!
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Old 02-21-2009, 11:13 PM
 
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I'll rank them for fun:

1. West Virginia
2. Mississippi
3. Alabama
4. Arkansas
5. Louisiana
6. South Carolina
7. Georgia
8. Louisiana
9. Texas
10. North Carolina
11. Kentucky
12. Virginia
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Old 02-21-2009, 11:17 PM
 
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Alabama
Mississippi
Georgia
Texas
Louisiana
Tennessee
South Carolina




West Viriginia? HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM...........I don't think so!
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Old 02-21-2009, 11:21 PM
 
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I know it's from an outsiders pov, but I've seen lots of tv shows etc on WV, and everytime I hear speakers from that state I'm overwhelmed by how strong the accent is, but alot of time I hear an Alabaman it's not as strong as I expect, even though it's still very Southern, I think WV at least equals it.
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Old 02-21-2009, 11:23 PM
 
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Well, KE11691, my dad lived a stones throw from the Ohio River, but had a stronger Southern accent than Jesse Helms. But I noticed you didn't even include West Virginia in your poll, so I suspect a little prejudice here. Like many Southerners, you know little at all about how West Virginia was created. If you are interested, you can take a look at my website. index

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Old 02-22-2009, 08:49 AM
 
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I would say, the further south you go, the stronger the accent. Last time I was in Miami. I could'nt understand anyone.
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Old 02-22-2009, 08:58 AM
 
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Well, KE11691, my dad lived a stones throw from the Ohio River, but had a stronger Southern accent than Jesse Helms. But I noticed you didn't even include West Virginia in your poll, so I suspect a little prejudice here. Like many Southerners, you know little at all about how West Virginia was created. If you are interested, you can take a look at my website. index
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.
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Old 02-22-2009, 09:00 AM
 
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Because people from each state on this thread have a strong southern accent, how can you tell the difference between them?
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