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View Poll Results: Favourite regional accent...
New England 4 4.76%
Boston 6 7.14%
New York 18 21.43%
Northern Midwest/Great Lakes 10 11.90%
Pennsylvania 1 1.19%
Eastern Southern 9 10.71%
Appalachian/Inland Southern 4 4.76%
Midlands 1 1.19%
Deep Southern 12 14.29%
Texan/Inland Western Southern 5 5.95%
West 9 10.71%
Other 5 5.95%
Voters: 84. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-06-2009, 09:02 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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What is your favorite regional American accent? And if possible, give a reason why.

For me it would be Eastern Southern - an umbrella term for Virginia Piedmont, lowland Carolina type accents. They are different enough from Standard American while also seeming a bit more classy, no offense lol.
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Old 04-06-2009, 09:12 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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I will bite for Texas/Inland Western Southern. Sounds beautiful when I talk to Texans on the phone at work. However, unfortunately I think alot of people are just going to vote for their local area. Also people are going to hate my accent!
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Old 04-06-2009, 09:14 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I will bite for Texas/Inland Western Southern. Sounds beautiful when I talk to Texans on the phone at work. However, unfortunately I think alot of people are just going to vote for their local area. Also people are going to hate my accent!
I don't, I love a strong NY accent! I'd probably rate it second, actually.
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Old 04-06-2009, 09:15 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I will bite for Texas/Inland Western Southern. Sounds beautiful when I talk to Texans on the phone at work. However, unfortunately I think alot of people are just going to vote for their local area. Also people are going to hate my accent!
It depends, Dr. Phil sounds kind of annoying, but on some sexy cow-girl I'm sure it would sound like angels singing!
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Old 04-07-2009, 12:38 AM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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i voted same as everyone else will.

the one from where im from.
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Old 04-07-2009, 12:44 AM
 
Location: Irvine,Oc,Ca
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Which ever accent California has,Does California Even Have a Accent,I Mean I Born and raised here and Still can't tell if we have Accents.I Think we talk Normally, While the South Has the Most Annoying Accent to me.
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Old 04-07-2009, 06:58 AM
 
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It depends, Dr. Phil sounds kind of annoying, but on some sexy cow-girl I'm sure it would sound like angels singing!
I've never understood why non-southern males may say that they dislike the southern accent if a man speaks it, but it's supposedly good if a female speaks with one?

On the average, women have thicker southern accents than men, discounting those of lower socioeconomic status.
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Old 04-07-2009, 10:25 AM
 
Location: 602/520
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Regional accents get on my nerves. Therefore, the west is my favorite regional accent, because it's largely non-existent.
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Old 04-07-2009, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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i voted same as everyone else will.

the one from where im from.
Yep. I voted for Northern Midwest/Great Lakes, because I'm from there.
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Old 04-07-2009, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Regional accents get on my nerves. Therefore, the west is my favorite regional accent, because it's largely non-existent.
Are you kidding me? The West has a very noticeable accent, or should I say "occent."
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