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View Poll Results: Do people in northern virginia have an southern accent?
Yes of course every place has it's own accents 31 56.36%
kind of 8 14.55%
No they sound like any other northerner 16 29.09%
Voters: 55. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-30-2010, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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No accent? Maybe if you've lived there your whole life. I've never met a Virginian who didn't have a Southern accent. It's an East Coast Southern, but still very much Southern.
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Old 07-30-2010, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Actually most black folks talk like this in nova

YouTube - SUBURBAN BALTIMORE ACCENT

and the white folks

YouTube - ATHF
What language was that?
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Old 08-01-2010, 01:06 PM
 
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Since Virginia is southern I'm assuming even the northern side has an accent even if not thick as the southern part I was wondering because in some movies and shows the setting will be northern virginia and there just sound normal like any other northerner
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And if you had to ask that question and still claim Virginia as being a Southern State then that will automatically make Maryland a Southern State despite any anti-Maryland BS opinionated Argument against the reality.........
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Old 08-01-2010, 01:09 PM
 
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I met a lady from Baltimore way back and she sounded nothing like that 1st clip, she was black and sounded like someone from northern NJ. I understand that they have several dialects though. I don't want to be harsh but I only understood about 8 words in that clip (Ocean City, down, Baltimore, hydraulic heads, and you-know-what). The Baltimore along Virgil Goode's accent sounds harsh to me.
Could it be that she is from Northern New Jersey or have Family deep rooted in Northern New Jersey...........
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:28 AM
 
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The man talking about drums in the first one is definitely Baltimore. African-Americans in DC are similar sounding, but it's different. Especially older folks since many of their parents came from the Deep South; they have more a southern twang mixed with an urban east coast accent. ...Don and Mike I can't really tell when I hear them speak.
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Old 09-03-2010, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Springfield VA
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I voted no. But maybe I should've voted kinda. The average Northern Virginian doesn't a southern accent. However there are those from the outer suburbs who have very very slight accents, usually they're 40 or older though.
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Old 09-03-2010, 02:07 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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<H1 class=subject> <H1 class=subject>

Since Virginia is southern I'm assuming even the northern side has an accent even if not thick as the southern part I was wondering because in some movies and shows the setting will be northern virginia and there just sound normal like any other northerner
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Northern Virginia is a piece of the Northeast located south of the Mason Dixon Line, just like South Florida, Orlando, the DC suburbs and parts of the NC Triangle (esp Cary.....you know what the acronym stands for right?!?!)

Most of Northern Virginia has a neutral accent, occassionally its obvious someone came from New Jesrey/NY. If you include places like Winchester and Harrisonburg as part of Northern Virginia, it sounds more Southern out that ways. But in the inner DC suburbs in NOVA, definitely not.
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Old 09-03-2010, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Neutral accent? No, it doesn't. I can PLAINLY hear the Southern drawl in the area. NoVa is a SOUTHERN area with a lot of Northern transplants, just like Charlotte, Atlanta, Northern Kentucky, etc. It's still the South.
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Old 09-03-2010, 04:11 PM
 
Location: the future
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You have to distinguish btw AA and the "transients"....the AA will have the same accent as D.C or PG county maybe not as rich but still sound the same ....then you have the folks in Richmnd who truly sound southern and the Hampton Roads even though further than richmond dont sound as southern....kind of funny
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:03 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Baltimore and DC accents are NOT alike. ANYBODY can tell the difference.
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